MY father set out a doe decoy a few years past. One day we went out fishing and we hear a real racket in the woods. We find that a young buck (during the rut) found the decoy and thought it was his new girl friend. When he finally figured out it was made of plastic he got real mad and tried to "kill" it.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 23 of my guns are 45/70 govt 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple