DSD White Face Strutter – Giveaway!

Congrats to Andy Gardner! Winner of the Decoy.

Thanks everyone for entering and keep your eye out for future giveaways here at SELFILMED.

The folks at Dave Smith Decoys have been gracious enough to partner up with us once again for an awesome giveaway. This time, one of their brand new White Face Strutter Decoys is up for grabs. If you’ve been reading any news about them online, you already know they are absolutely lethal!

Winner will receive a brand new DSD White Face Strutter decoy. No purchase necessary!  Giveaway runs from April 6th, 2018 until 8 PM (ET) on April 21st, 2018.  Winner will be announced on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

Enter the giveaway by completing the entry form at the bottom of the White Face Strutter article here: https://selfilmed.com/blog/2018/01/dsd-white-face-strutter-new-for-2018/

Winner well be drawn at random out of the qualifying entries using a random number generator.  No purchase necessary.  Must be 16 or older and must be a resident of the USA to enter.

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2018 Xenek Blind Promotion

2018 Promotion for Xenek Apex blinds!

Order a new Xenek Apex blind and receive the following free:

  • Free Shipping
  • Free Blind Backpack
  • Free Mini-Mount
  • Free Tree Screw
  1. Click link: https://huntxenek.com/
  2. Add items are automatically added to your cart
  3. Enter code: SELFILMED
  4. Place order and enjoy the best blind on the market!

Discount and free shipping are automatically added to your cart.

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2018 ATA Show – Compound Bow Roundup

Aside from Mathews making a much-anticipated return to the ATA Show a few years back, it seems there has not been much buzz around new bows the past few years. Of course, a lot of this likely has to do with the fact that most of the big manufacturers make their new year model announcements well before the ATA show. But regardless, we still enjoy going around the show looking at, and shooting as many of the new bows as possible. Last year we made our first attempt at putting together a “Compound Bow Roundup”, and due to the feedback we received, we decided to do the same this year. Just like years past, time constraints kept us from visiting every booth, so bear in mind this is far from an all-inclusive list.

Hoyt Carbon RX-1
Axle-to-Axle:     32”
Draw Length:    24.5-31”
Draw Weight:    30-40,50, 60, 65, 70, 80
Speed:                 340 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      3.9 LBS 

Hoyt Hyperforce
Axle-to-Axle:      32”
Draw Length:     24.5-31”
Draw Weight:    30-40,50, 60, 65, 70, 80
Speed:                 340 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

Mathews Triax
Axle-to-Axle:      28”
Draw Length:     24-30”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 70
Speed:                 343 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.4 LBS

Elite Ritual
Axle-to-Axle:      33  1/4”
Draw Length:     26.5-31”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 70
Speed:                 335 FPS
Brace Height:    6 3/4”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

Bowtech Realm
Axle-to-Axle:      33 3/4”
Draw Length:     25 – 31”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 70
Speed:                 340 FPS
Brace Height:    7 1/8”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

PSE Carbon Air Stealth EF
Axle-to-Axle:      33”
Draw Length:     25 – 31”
Draw Weight:    60, 70
Speed:                 342 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      3.2 LBS

Bear Kuma
Axle-to-Axle:      33”
Draw Length:     25.5 – 30”
Draw Weight:    45-60, 55-70
Speed:                 345 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS 

G5 Prime Logic
Axle-to-Axle:      31”
Draw Length:     24.5-30”
Draw Weight:    40, 50, 60, 70, 80
Speed:                 330 FPS
Brace Height:    7”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS


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DSD White Face Strutter – New for 2018!

It doesn’t matter if you are a novice turkey hunter, or have several seasons under your belt, it is likely that you have heard about Dave Smith Decoys (DSD).  The ultra-realistic decoy movement began almost 20 years ago when the first custom DSD Canada Goose decoy was created.  Since then, the DSD brand has expanded considerably.  They currently offer decoys for seven (7) different animal species and offer over 25 unique decoys/poses.

New for 2018 is the DSD White Face Strutter.  The original DSD Strutter Decoy was first released back in the Spring of 2011.  Like the DSD Jake, the original DSD Strutter Decoy came with a more “typical” red, white, and blue head color.  A color scheme that is 100% accurate with what you see in the wild, and is also a very popular color scheme used by turkey decoy manufacturers.  Some manufactures do a better job than others of achieving a realistic color scheme, but that is a topic for another time.  The overall body composition of the DSD White Face Strutter isn’t something that is new, however the all white head color scheme is.

So what is with the all white head on the DSD White Face Strutter?  You are likely to get different answers depending on who you are asking.  Some say that the white head of a gobbler signifies that the gobbler is a less dominant, subordinate bird, and others will tell you that it means a gobbler is getting ready to breed.  Both of these explanations sound logical, but after spending almost an hour on the phone talking turkey with Matt Winters (Kansas Premier Outfitters), I’m convinced it is the later of the two.  The white-headed gobbler is ready to make love, not war.  Matt worked very closely with the guys at DSD, and from their discussions, a prototype strutter with an all white head was born.  After being part of over 70 turkey kills in 2016 using the prototype white-headed strutter decoy, I think the proof is in the pudding. (Thanks for the success photos, Matt!)

From my very first hunt with the hard bodied DSD Upright Hen, I’ve been a firm believer in using DSD decoys. If you want to draw a turkey in close, and hold them there, it takes realism.  This is especially true for archery hunters and self-filmers.

The new DSD White Head Strutter, like the original DSD Strutter Decoy, will retail for $199.99 and can be ordered directly from DSD’s website at www.davesmithdecoys.com.  They are not currently available for purchase at any retailers, but may be in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: you will need to provide your own turkey fan, primary wings and beard.

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