DIY: moose decoy

by Editorial Staff | October 5, 2018

Moose decoy
This great DIY project was submitted by one of our readers, Grant Morgan from Stayner. The decoy fits in a large freezer bag and weighs just a couple of pounds.

Time to make it: 15 minutes on site, or 4 to 8 hours if dying fabric


• 1 king- or queen-size bed sheet (I prefer king)

• 1 package of black fabric dye (if you can’t find a black or brown sheet)

• 10 feet of main rope, plus 4 smaller sections


1. Soak sheet in dye for 4 to 8 hours. Let dry.

2. Go to your favourite moose clear-cut or swamp. Look for a nursery-size tree, or piece of brush that seems to stand out in the area.

Grab hold of the small tree and slowly bend the top down, being careful not to damage the tree.

Tie your rope to the top of it and continue to pull the top of the tree towards the ground. Once it’s 5 to 7 feet off the ground, tie it to the base of another small tree or stump.

3. Stand upwind of the tree and toss the sheet over it. Adjust as necessary and tie the ends. The branches give the bed sheet a “body” without a head.

4. Find a safe location to hunt over your new decoy.

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  1. Oren N wrote: Would this likely work with a smaller tree and a different colour for deer?
    • OOD wrote: Hi Oren, We can't see why it wouldn't. If you try it please let us know!