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Yesterday while out for a day of duck hunting with my daughter, we were looking around the duck blind , I've hunted this spot off and on for over 30 years so pretty aware of the surroundings . Had one bird come in straight on and level , took the shot and it wizzed past my shoulder into a small thicket of spruce only 3-4 ft high , my daughter went to find it as she seen it fall into the thicket . Pushing the spruce aside she says Dad there is a duck decoy in here , I said really , but where's our duck she said right next to it . Was a nice Black duck hen , but what she pulled out next was pretty neat , a old 1960s hard plastic decoy, on the bottom of the weighted keel says Victor Majestic Decoys with a pic of a duck inside a square, logo of it . The other side says " Animal Trap Company Of America " decoy also had a swivel head , string was wrapped around the head and the weight was a old rusted door stopper. Was easy to see it was there in the brush for sometime , imprint of it was in the ground and keep was split open along the keel.

Something to go up on my shelf as a momento of a great day hunting with my daughter teaching her about the outdoors . Now all I hear is when we going duck hunting again ! Lol , Everytime tho I see that decoy on my shelf I'll remember of the days of teaching the kids proper and ethical ways to hunt , fish and the excellent memories made , we've always made great memories in the past and had lots of fun but there's always somethings that stand out more .
 

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Very cool. They were one of the first plastic decoys we seen up here replacing the wood

I think d-9 were solid head and d-10 were swivel. They were a very hard plastic and split real easy in the cold so handle it carefully

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You are right 3macs1. I have a D9 here.
Very nice. Looking back they were probably one of the ugliest decoys made if you compare them to what is out today

I have just one a d9 also that sits on a barrel LOL

I have also some earlier 50's paper duck ones here made by jc higgins with the glass eye and two paper goose decoys from sears roebuck

Like an idiot I hung about 6 of them on the front of the green house and put the geese in the yard about 3 summers ago for display and the dam mice ate holes in 3 or 4 of them. They did look good hanging by an old 16ga sxs however but should have been indoors

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They make a nice conversation piece and yes quite a ugly decoy compared to today's decoys we use. I've got a few old wooden decoys from the 40s , this one will go up on the shelf next to them with a old wood hand carved call I found about 20 years ago.
 

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Nice memento for sure and something you can give to your daughter later on, she will remember that day for years after your in the old age home, lol
 

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They make a nice conversation piece and yes quite a ugly decoy compared to today's decoys we use. I've got a few old wooden decoys from the 40s , this one will go up on the shelf next to them with a old wood hand carved call I found about 20 years ago.
Check your old wooden ones for signatures/ id stamps. If there some are worth some real serious money

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Lol. Old age home , I'll be in a Wheel chair and saying to all my Kids get me to the gd duck blind. I'm in need of the cold salt air , a good NE wind and the smell of fresh gun powder with that sight of cupped wings and feet down with the blow of a duck call . As for that Decoy YES ! that will definitely be passed to her someday , hopefully any grandkids she has will be doing the same as I taught her . Hopefully they will hear the story of finding the decoy

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As for the wooden ones there's 2 with stamps but very hard to read, I collect decoys so never thought anything about their value , as I said they make for interesting conversation .
 

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Pretty cool find. Just out of curiosity, were you hunting somewhere around Crooked Lake Rd or Pig Point Rd? I heard a bunch of shots while sitting in my tree and thought they were coming from somewhere in that area.
 

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I was down Fuller's Bridge on the outer islands , so yes that would have been us there yesterday . There was couple guys as well that hunted lower bay off Pig Point . You must have heard the coyotes howling yesterday morning if you were up there , there was a few on Morrison Beach that we heard plus another group was howling on upper part of Pig Point Road just at sunrise .
 

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I've taken 3 yotes off Morrison Beach this year already, coming right to the goose decoys back in , Sept . Few calls from the goose flute and they were coming in hard . Just goes to show how bold they are .
 
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