Now turkeys I think would make a better confidence decoy than squirrels. From my experience, squirrels don't like deer. But I've seen deer following a flock of turkeys. They seem to co-habbit when they can. Deer trust the turkeys eyes and sense of being spooked, the turkeys trust the deer sense of smell and hearing.
You may be on to something.
When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.
- Thomas Jefferson