Decoy Forum Sponsors

On The Bench: Jan 2019

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Mean Gene, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. NCBADGES

    NCBADGES North / South Carolina Flyway Moderator Moderator

    Messages:
    10,528
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Location:
    Eastern NC
    Those bad boys will be in the water next weekend!!

    ncb
     
    RedDog, creedsduckman and Billy Bob like this.
  2. Prairiebirder

    Prairiebirder Refuge Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Location:
    Montana
    Looks like I'm on the low end of the range for time invested, and it certainly shows in the quality of the finished product. But then I'm not sure the ducks (especially divers) care that much. I guess for me the trade-off is numbers versus quality for hunting decoys.
     
  3. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,785
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Location:
    Mt Everest, Mo
    92A82FA3-2377-47ED-99D6-781608707D57.jpeg 36CAD6FF-1E08-40AB-A2A1-756CD708717E.jpeg 69E5D3B6-2493-4C13-9D2C-AF51ED7D31C2.jpeg 093B3CF8-C8F4-4F40-B4A4-84F3B798D62E.jpeg 4-7 hours depending on size of bird. All hollowed wood

    Attached cans I will have 4 hours a bird at the most on.

    Attached wigeon will be about 8 hours start to finish.
     
    WHUP ! Hen and Prairiebirder like this.
  4. Prairiebirder

    Prairiebirder Refuge Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Location:
    Montana
    Mighty fine looking working decoys you got there Swamplvr. Here's a batch of my crude decoys waiting for final painting, which is my least favorite part of the process. P7190001-002.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  5. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,785
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Location:
    Mt Everest, Mo
    that is an impressive rig of birds, wow
     
  6. slough hunter

    slough hunter New Member

    Messages:
    27
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2018
    You must have a ton of patience prairiebirder. I don' think I could carve that many in a row and then sit down and paint them all.
     
  7. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,492
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    Northeast Missouri
    You better get busy and start painting. If I had that many to paint some of them might be ready for next fall. Excellent carving.
     
  8. Prairiebirder

    Prairiebirder Refuge Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Location:
    Montana
    Thanks guys. Actually when I get to the painting stage with a batch of decoys, I bog down and start carving another batch. One thing I do that's a bit different is in-lay the heads into the bodies with a dowel up thru from the bottoms. Seems to add a bit of strength.

    upload_2019-1-14_16-25-17.jpeg
     
    goodluck likes this.
  9. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,060
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    Virginia
    I'm gonna be honest... every part is pretty much my least favorite part. However when they are done and I'm happy with my finished product I love it. Even more so when there's dead ducks piled on them.
    I also run something up in the heads for strength. Usually a screw for teal and a lag bolt for big ducks. The few swan and geese I've done I put dowels in the necks.
     
  10. Phil in MO

    Phil in MO Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,575
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Location:
    Missouri
    Swampy,
    Your Tornado filter is screaming to be put out of it's misery, lol.
     
    3labman and WHUP ! Hen like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice