The Dave Smith Decoys Jake Turkey Decoy is the DEADLIEST gobbler decoy ever to hit the turkey woods! He is DSD's pride and joy. A true American original, a TON of research and hard work went into the development of the pose, the detail, just the right attitude, and even the whole half-strut jake decoy concept. Even with all that going on, he would never work as good as he does without Dave Smith's legendary finish. The correct colors and just the right amount of iridescence and pearlescence, plus DSD's hard-earned feather-matching UV Reflectivity.
Made of legendary A.C.E. Technology, the DSD Jake is built to withstand relentless beatings by other gobblers. The posture, plus the coloring and attitude of the head is designed to illicit a jealousy and/or territorial response from ANY gobbler, dominant or subordinate and has been thoroughly tested and used successfully by countless hunters since DSD first came out with him in 2009. He’s very portable and includes a carry bag with shoulder strap and is always ready to go with no inflation necessary. He also moves just right in a light or heavy breeze with the included motion stake.
Includes NEW Camo carry bag w/ DSD Logo, motion stake and a FREE DVD, Spring Turkey Hunting: The DSD Way.
After three years of research Dave Smith Decoys introduces A.C.E. Technology. A revolutionary breakthrough in decoy manufacturing. A.C.E. allows for unmatched detail and unmatched durability. Finally a decoy that has both! Same anatomy, same industry leading pain scheme, new bullet proof design and still made in the USA. The Dave Smith Turkey Decoys are a the decoy to have for results.
A.C.E. Technology - Advanced Crosslink Elastomer is a new plastic and and decoy making process that DSD has been developing since 2007! As a material A.C.E. exhibits cured properties far superior to polyethylene, which is the standard plastic that virtually all production decoys have been made with since the 1960's, and the one currently used by the factories in China for the U.S. decoy companies. A.C.E is flexible with perfect memory and unbelievably durable! It retains its properties in extreme temps and holds paint ridiculously well!
A.C.E. Technology Features:
- Hands-down, the most durable and user-friendly decoy ever made!
- Superior Paint Adhesion, even better than prior DSD models!
- Self-healing - can be shot with very little if any noticeable wear!
- Soft material makes for quiet transport through the turkey woods!
- Perfect Memory - if crushed A.C.E. will pop back to shape!
- Stays flexible and durable in frigid temps!
- Maintains it’s shape and doesn’t hold dents in high temps!
- Packable and semi-compressible to fit more decoys in a smaller space!
- No increase in weight, despite drastic increase in strength!
- Casts in fine details extremely well!
- No more bagging decoys!
The DSD Jake was one of the most difficult sculptures I have ever done. Brad had conceptualized the pose and we knew it would be taking a big risk since no other decoy company had made the pose before. It took me months to work out the shape and symmetry, and when it came to the “easy” part of carving in the fine feather details, I worked 22 hours straight to finish him, and then drove him straight from my studio to the decoy shop. It was a fun night and good day and the reward has been every day since.
- Dave Smith, Founder and Lead Design of DSD and avid hunter.
Back in 2008 the turkey hunting industry spoke loud and clear to us; Hunters were tired of scaring birds off with their overly aggressive gobbler decoys. They had lost confidence in gobbler decoys as a whole and many had gone back to hen-only setups or no decoys at all. We knew there had to be a solution to their struggles. After all, real gobblers were still challenging one another in the wild. After some extensive research we decided that if we were going to make a gobbler decoy then we were going to have to do something that no other decoy manufacturer had ever done before-to build an ultra-realistic replica of a gobbler at the VERY BOTTOM of the pecking order, a decoy that NO gobbler would frighten from, one that had the realism to draw gobblers in CLOSE and illicit them to attack. As usual we went all out and after many long months and sleepless nights the DSD Jake was born. I have hunted all across the country for 3 years with the DSD Jake and there are only three words that come to mind when I think of what we have accomplished as a team with this project – WE ACED THIS!
- Brad Cochran, Co-Owner of DSD and diehard turkey hunter.