I save some deer tails and tan them. I replace the hard plastic tail with one of them.
make sure this is legal where you hunt. in illinois, you can not use live animals, or parts of them, for huntintg. yep, checked on this. so what you can do to give the decoy life is duct tape, love that stuff, plastic strips cut from garbage bags to the ears and tail area. if you want to add scent, then use a clothes pin with a cotton ball, or tampon, to the plastic.
yep, seems that using tampons for scent dispensing is picking up speed around here. they say there is nothing more absorbant. will take their word for it.