Dave Smith Decoys Joins MeatEater Family

By Brodie SwisherMay 10, 2023

There was a brief moment in turkey hunting history, several decades ago, when turkey hunters wanting a super realistic turkey decoy were carrying a stuffer hen decoy. These taxidermist-stuffed decoys were pretty much the next best thing to a live bird.

Then came Dave Smith Decoys.

Dave Smith Decoys (DSD) offered lifelike realism, without the hassle of dealing with a real feathered stuffer. They’ve been in the game for over 2 decades with a lineup that now includes, waterfowl, turkey and deer decoys. 

This week, the company announced it has joined the MeatEater family of brands. 

Dave Smith Decoys Joins Meateater Family

“Our mission has always been to make the most effective decoys available anywhere,” DSD Founder Dave Smith said. “With our commitment to making ultra-effective decoys in mind and our passion for conservation and ethical hunting, we would only agree to a partnership with a company who we feel we are aligned with in all these things. In MeatEater, we have found that partner.”

Under the leadership of Smith and co-owners Greg Hogan and Brad Cochran, DSD will continue to expand its line of premium ‘A.C.E. Decoys’ in its Oregon-based plant as part of this new venture. “We have some great new products in the works, and we’re excited to work with the MeatEater team to bring these to market,” Co-owner and manager of Operations for DSD Greg Hogan said.

“We have a track record of bringing brands we trust into the MeatEater fold and helping them expand their products and reach,” Steven Rinella said. “I’ve been using DSD for a bunch of years. Their decoys are high quality and look more realistic than anything on the market. When we had the chance to introduce even more people to this exceptional brand, we jumped at it.” 

Check out the full lineup of decoys from DSD at  www.davesmithdecoys.com

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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