There is a hairline crack to the bill which doesn't significantly detract from it's appearance. Sold in packs of six. Carver information hand written on bottom. The Avian-X® Topflight Mallard Fusion Decoy Pack is the perfect combination of upright and feeder heads that mimic the illusion of a resting flock of mallards on the water. Please look at photos for condition. The stamped feathers are each individually painted a slightly darker color than the decoy body, giving it a very appealing look.
This is not tarred line like normal rigs. Hand carved and painted by E. About Duck Hunting Decoys Few things are more fun for a duck hunter than fooling a bunch of ducks into thinking his duck decoys are the real deal. I will be happy to answer any questions. The keel has been removed. For auction is an original paint, 1940's vintage, hollow body black duck decoy by Otto Misch of Weale, Michigan.
Ultra-realistic paint schemes combine with the ultimate in paint adhesion and durability to create what many are saying is the final word in floating mallard decoys. Both hunters and collectors can find a large selection of duck decoys of all types on eBay, including vintage and brand new items. It has a solid body, glass eyes and feather stamping with raised primaries that are typical of his decoys which are very similar to his mentor, Miles Pirnie. Apparently he was a talented hobbyist amateur carver who produced decorative decoys as shelf pieces. I will be happy to answer any questions.
I will be happy to answer any questions. Long ago it was given a coat of varnish that has mellowed to a nice patina. For auction is a really nice vintage wooden Black Duck decoy by Dave Hodgeman of Niles, Michigan. . This is the last one I'm selling.
You want to hunt over true, custom-painted mallard decoys — decoys to rival any production decoy ever created. Solid bodied, with typical stamped feathering, it has intact glass eyes and original paint with some wear. Rope will not fade and it does sink and was purchased through decoy rigs. The difference between a successful duck hunt and one that requires a lot of setup for little or no benefit is the quality of the duck decoy. After crouching in the reeds, making duck sounds, and pulling a string to make his fake duck move, the hunter is rewarded with a point-blank shot. Misch was probably the most famous of the Saginaw Bay carvers and his decoys exhibit certain characteristics such as wide bodies, high flanks and a casted lead keel, all seen in this decoy. Scratches and dings are obvious as detailed in the photos.
Misch black ducks are fairly rare. Others do not hunt ducks at all but collect vintage and antique duck decoys because they appreciate the time and effort that go into carefully crafting wood into a shape that a bird mistakes for one of its own species. Please look at phots for condition. It looks like the bill has had some touch up and possibly a minor repair to the tip and there are some old chips to the tail. Brown, white, grey, black coloring. Modern decoys, like Ducks Unlimited decoys, are made from plastic, but those who like to do things the traditional way use wooden decoys.
Up for sale is a decoy long line with adjustable spacing of Decoys. This is an earlier Frank Schmidt decoy with the long er body style which displays very well. This decoy features amber colored glass eyes. Please look at photos for condition. This is a solid wooden decoy of a swimming Canada goose.
For auction is a 1940's vintage Frank Schmidt Black Duck decoy. There are some minor rubs but overall, the decoy is in very good condition. There is nice bill carving and the head pose is alert. As a result the Lucky Splasher was developed to combine the flash of a spinning wing decoy with surface water disturbance to mimic live ducks. The decoy has glass eyes and subtle scratch painting to the head and body.