Fubar, I've used them on occasion. Usually during the middle of the day when the singles are restless and the shooting's slow. They're a confidence builder. At least for 46 year old eyes when hunting with my son. Turkey hunting was'nt fruitfull for me this year. Maybe I'll paint a few to imitate a hen, just for those near sighted toms! We've seen similiar done with Turkey dekes, make-up applied to look like a Goose.
I've used them as well, only about eight at a time. I have had doves land on the wire right next to the decoys when I wasn't paying attention. All you hear is that distinctive whistle and you look over and there is a dove looking back at you. It's a lot of fun.
I don't use decoys when shooting dove. When my friends and I are down by the Salton Sea we use the dove scarecrow technique. We distance ourselves between rows of motor homes and hawaiian shirt wearing sky blasters. This tends to funnel the birds into a flyway right past us. Works really well down there.
All the noise usually dies down by 9am when they retreat to the motor homes to escape the heat.
dhodsdon I know Turners has them here in So Cal. A long way from Hanford. I am not sure if Bass Pro or Cabellas has them. Turners has a web site you can buy from. Try http://www.Turners.com. They have Flambeau for 69 dollars a doz. When you go to the store you can buy from 1 decoy up. Fubar