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*VOTE for this years Traveling Decoy*
Here we are ladies and gents, this years prospects for the DHBP Traveling Decoy! (If you don't know with DHBP means, I'll clue you in, you're here.) Any member is eligible to vote. In fact it is YOUR DUTY as a member to vote.

The first prospect, Bluebill by Chris Finch, Shang styled, carved of White Pine, rigged with a pad weight and leather loop:





Next up, Redhead by Chuck Jagger, canvas over wood and wire frame, if memory serves me he has an oak keel (if that matters):





All you need to do to vote is speak up...post a reply to this thread, or if you are bashful email me at TravelingDecoy@gmail.com Voting will go from now through Saturday night at 12 midnight. I'll tally up the votes on Sunday and the chosen Traveler will start his migration on Monday off to Mark in Minnesota for the opener.

Vote early and vote often!

Best
Chuck



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope

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Chuck J: Sep 13, 2018, 6:38 AM
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Bashing email sent,,,,,,,

BTW My first vote goes to the Redhead. What can I say, I dated a redhead, she became my redheaded wife, I like redheads.
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Vote early , vote often

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Corrected my autocorrect error....

And I'll cast my own vote for Chris' Bluebill



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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Bluebill for me. That is a beautiful bird!!
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Bluebill


Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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I like the idea of a canvas bird but I'm not sure it would endure the rigors of travel.

I vote bluebill.
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It's all about the doin'


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Both nice decoys but i like redheads so redhead it is.
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Since I get the decoy before Dave, I like the redhead. If I were after Dave, and his expressed love of all things redhead, I would be worried about ever seeing the decoy, or if it did arrive, what kind of condition it might be in. It can get lonely in the blind......

Mark
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John K, a quick comment, Chuck has already provided a canvas Golden Eye and I believe it held up very well, we gunned over it in late Dec. And just to note, Chris has also previously supplied a mallard decoy for us to hunt over.

My vote - The broad bill
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Mark W wrote:
Since I get the decoy before Dave, I like the redhead. If I were after Dave, and his expressed love of all things redhead, I would be worried about ever seeing the decoy, or if it did arrive, what kind of condition it might be in. It can get lonely in the blind......

Mark


(A) I'm not on the hunt schedule

(B) I already married my redhead and she is the real deal, not a decoy. Sly

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Both decoys appear to be able to pass the test of a full season. A thank you to both contributors.


I gotta vote for the Canvas Redhead though. As they Do The Job very well, even when shot to hell.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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I vote bluebill.
Both excellent decoys




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Well.......why not both of them? More folks able to hunt them, making for more interest and maybe even more bids, making for more funds for the site!?

So I vote for both of them.
Now.........Let's go huntin'....
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 Broadbill.
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I vote for the broadbill (I cannot bring myself to call it a blue bill being from NJ)
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Coastal NJ
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Craig F wrote:
I vote for the broadbill (I cannot bring myself to call it a blue bill being from NJ)


Jersey boyzzz, LOL... I will take the Brodie for a week please!
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I vote for the redhead
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What can I say,,, love those bluebills My vote therefore is Chris bluebill.....
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Gotta jump on the band wagon with Dave and go with the red head. Hope my blond understands.
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Although I?m not going to gun over it I vote canvas Redhead just because......
Brad F / NWR
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While both are great decoys, it's the broadbill for me.
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Both beautiful works but I,ve got a soft spot for bills as it was the first ducks I hunted years ago with pop. So Blue bill it is.
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Great choices. Thanks guys.
Redhead.
Cheers
RD
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POPCORN!
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Eric Patterson wrote:
POPCORN!


Sorry, no Mallets this year.



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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I have never hunted, or even seen a canvas bird up close. Therefore I'm throwing my vote in for the redhead!
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Eric Patterson wrote:
POPCORN!


winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Redhead
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I am partial to redheads too.
Redhead!!
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I would think it would matter how much room the bird has for signatures and notes on the bottom, isn't that part of story when its all said and done?
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Matt DeFore wrote:
I would think it would matter how much room the bird has for signatures and notes on the bottom, isn't that part of story when its all said and done?


As a participating host, one does need to consider the available space when signing the decoy. Leaving room for everyone may mean just a signature or initials. Notes and other pertinent info can be entered into the log book where there is plenty of pages available for more information and notes..

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Huntindave McCann wrote:
Matt DeFore wrote:
I would think it would matter how much room the bird has for signatures and notes on the bottom, isn't that part of story when its all said and done?



As a participating host, one does need to consider the available space when signing the decoy. Leaving room for everyone may mean just a signature or initials. Notes and other pertinent info can be entered into the log book where there is plenty of pages available for more information and notes..


Having seen all but a couple after the season I haven't witnessed this be an issue.



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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bluebill




Work harder millions on welfare are depending on YOU!!!
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A difficult choice but Broadbill get my vote.
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I'm with the bluebill, too.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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My vote goes to my favorite diver duck, the lowly Bluebill!

Jon

"Each decoy you touch holds memories of, past, present and God Willing, future hunts. The places, birds, men, boats, dogs and days you spent doing what you so dearly love and enjoy"- Vince Pagliaorli
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My vote is for Chuck?s canvas bird.

"Remember that it is not the so much the appearance of the bird in the hand but the effect of a half-gunshot off that counts" Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater
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That broadbill is a great looking decoy and my favorite bird to hunt. It gets my vote
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I gotta go with the bluebill
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Your voice has been heard and the Traveler has been chosen....Bluebill it is!

Chris, I'll send you Mark's address, let the migration begin! Thanks!

Chuck



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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Now we have to name him

"Remember that it is not the so much the appearance of the bird in the hand but the effect of a half-gunshot off that counts" Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater
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Chris Finch wrote:
Now we have to name him


ANYTHING but Popcorn!



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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broadbill
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My vote s the BLUEBILL