Duck and Carving Terminology

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Duck and Carving Terminology

Post  oldcarver on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:35 pm

I am fairly new to duck decoy carving. Have only completed 3 decoys with 1 in work and 1 in need of repainting (not satisfactory). I am not a duck hunter.
What is the difference between "working decoy" and "gunner"? Or, is this just two terms that basically refer to the same thing - a decoy used on the water?
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Re: Duck and Carving Terminology

Post  Davey Welsh on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:21 am

Hey Bob, welcome to the forum. Gunners and working decoys are one in the same, just different terminology. A working decoy or "gunner" is built to be durable and fool weary waterfowl. Paint schemes can be simple, complex or a little of both. A gunning block should be made to self right and ride the water conditions realistically.

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Re: Duck and Carving Terminology

Post  george w on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:49 am

perhaps "stool" sample will cover all bases!

Simply put, hunting tools, made for use when gathering fowl, not for attracting judges or collectors.
If the only water that bird ever sees again is when the roof leaks on the coffee table, it AIN"T a decoy! Very Happy Wink

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