Bring Em' Close
As pictured below, this pair of Canvasback decoys dates back to 400 BC–AD 100. The right profile, bright colors and movement is what waterfowl rely on in making their approach. Floating duck decoys were an essential hunting tool to lure birds to within reach of the bow and arrow, spear, or net. Duck decoys were constructed from reeds by Native Americans that lived during the Archaic period (2,000 years ago) west of the Colorado Plateau. Archaeolgists working in Nevada found nearly a dozen ancient duck decoys cached in Lovelock Cave, a large cave that opens up onto fossil Lake Lahontan. Fishhooks, nets, and hooks on setlines were found stored in the cave alongside the duck decoys. Freeky Dek Decoys have added our mark as well in the quest to lure birds closer, and to be seen first at greater distances.