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Rinehart Doloma Buck/Doe Decoy

Versatility is the name of the game when employing decoys to seduce wary whitetail bucks close enough for a bow shot. Which way should you face the decoy to inspire optimal curiosity from dominant bucks in the area? Should you use a buck decoy, or would a doe decoy be more appropriate? Will a stagnant decoy spook deer instead of tickle their curiosity? All these questions are sound, and have been addressed in spades with Rinehart Target’s new Doloma Buck/Doe Decoy Bundle.

First, know that the Doloma decoy is constructed of Rinehart’s ultra-quiet, lightweight foam. The design is extremely compact, as the legs and head are detachable. The entire bundle fits into a convenient carry bag for easy transport, and takes only a moment to quietly set up. And since it is a Rinehart, you know the decoy is built to last. Its durability is second to none and was designed to expect abuse from aggressive bucks looking for a fight.

As the name suggests, the Doloma bundle gives hunters the option to choose either a doe or buck when opting to decoy a buck into range. Choose either the buck head and neck, or the doe head and neck to attach to the body for a quick conversion. Rinehart built these decoys to scale, as well, so the silhouette of these counterfeit deer is unmistakably real. As with all Rinehart products, the Decoy bundle is ultra-realistic, with muscle groups and coloration perfectly mimicking whitetail deer.

Perhaps the most innovative aspect of the Doloma Buck/Doe Decoy Bundle is how Rinehart designed the neck and head. This decoy is built for motion. Not only can a hunter rotate both the neck and head to alter the direction the deer is facing, but the swivel system is so smooth an unencumbered that wind will actually impart motion to the decoy. That’s right, no more stiff, statuesque decoys in the field to spook old does or dominant bucks. The Doloma will move as the wind blows, erasing any doubt in a deer’s mind that the deer is genuine.

Because the Doloma Buck/Doe Decoy Bundle is made for hunters, by hunters, weight and ease of use was a serious consideration when the creative team began the process of design. What good is owning a decoy if it is too bulky or heavy to carry in the field, or too difficult or loud to set up without being busted before climbing into a shooting house or ladder stand? The Doloma breaks down into five pieces (six if you count the antlers for the buck, which is connected with a silent magnet system). All together, the package weighs only 12 pounds. And as a bonus, Rinehart is giving hunters a bonus bottle of Scent Killer to spray down the decoy before climbing into the stand.

The Doloma Buck/Decoy Bundle retails for $229.99, which is a steal when you consider you are getting two of the most realistic decoys on the market for the price of one.

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