View Full Version : Christmas Decoy's?

12-16-2002, 12:41 PM
Anyone carving any decoy's for Christmas presents? I always try and carve some for for those landowners that let me hunt a really great place. The way things are going they might be belaited this year due to my move but I guess if I am careful they won't get wet paint on their hands when I deliver them if they put their hands on the underside. hehehehe If anyone is doing any as gifts or just making some for themselves or working decoy's post some picks for everyone. :Rich:

12-16-2002, 02:01 PM
I can't even get started on the one's I promised to post earlier.
I bought a dozen Knight and Hale dekes as rig fillers for $23
and had to repaint the heads (the honorable chinese
manufacturer thought a Susie had a yellowish/brown head)
and that's the extent of decoy manufacturing I've been able to do.
I've been wasting too much time sitting in cold wet places
watching for ducks and geese that are still 300 miles north of
I did learn another stronger way to make foam burlap decoys
in the meantime, and that's the method I'll post when I get
my rear in gear and straighten out my priorities.

12-23-2002, 07:32 PM
I just started carving this summer. Really enjoy working on details, so I have been working on more of a decorative decoy.Have a drake mallard head that I am working on to give to my dad. I did discover that the carving is almost the easiest part of doing a decoy.......man, do I suck at painting. I have repainted the one decoy that I have done 3 times now and it still sucks:CL: :rf: :CL: