I think that they are ok. porb. because i use them but in south TN if you don't have one or two your are not going to get the deer traffic becase the guy on the lad next to you has one.... or ten. i just try to do my research and plant what grows or at least this year i did. and we have harvested several deer. 12 in our group. but we have a huge doe over population and in my zone i can shoot 3 a day. and that is what we have been doing the first part of the season and filling the freezer : ) the only good buck we have taken was the one in my picture. but there are several working the area just have to catch them in the day time.