The best decoy on the market is a half- or quarter-strut jake positioned over an amenable hen. Until it isn't. Some birds—especially jakes and two-year-olds—are lovers, not fighters. Seasonal timing also comes into play: For the first few weeks of the season, a jake with a hen is ideal. After that, pay close attention to how birds react to your lovers' setup. If toms hang up with a jake out, try a 100-percent hen spread. Few longbeards, especially during the first half of the season, wouldn't want to wander into a mess of vocal ladies without competition. So the more hens the merrier. As May winds down, though, pare back your setup to a single hen—and call away. As a bonus, you might draw in a real hen, which is never a bad thing.