Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rehab...



No I am not at some clinic drying out....although after this Holiday weekend it may be a reasonable idea. The subject of Rehab for current discussion is duck decoys.
Our Duck Hunting Club has a fairly extensive set of duck decoys for use by the members. We have Mallard Drakes and Hens, Woodies, Teal, Black Ducks etc.
Some of our better decoys are vintage Herters. Herters makes a fine sturdy decoy that is very realistic and seem to attract the birds. Sadly, many of our Club's Herters are pretty beat up, banging around in a boat, getting hit by ice flows in the marsh, floating in brackish water, exposed to mud and temperature. Herters are top quality cork decoys so it is worth salvaging and maintaining the inventory. Pictured above are 2 decoys that have been rehabbed by one of my friends who is very talented at both fixing and building decoys. I hope that with these examples I can convince the Club Members to agree to spending the money for rehab of all the corks.
As of Friday it is 60 days until Dove Season so our thoughts begin to turn once again to shooting pursuits.

4 comments:

GSV JR said...

Final graph left out errant shooting. Someone must've unloaded on a 'coy. Someone...

Main Line Sportsman said...

GSV,Jr....perhaps and errant pellet or two has hit the odd decoy....

Neo Horseman said...

Hey MLS, what a cool post about the decoys and many others. I really liked reading your blog this morning, so I added it to my blog roll for my daily reads. So keep them posts coming! Thanks, BC

Bear said...

You mean I gotta wait 60 days for my medicine?!?

I love seein' old decoys. If you get a chance and ever find yourself in Chincoteague, the Refuge Waterfowl Museum is worth several hours of your time.