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Traditionally White Pine and White Cedar were used for decoy carving. Both species are soft enough for carving, quite buoyant, and produce fairly durable decoys. Easier to carve, Basswood is often a modern choice, as carved wood decoys are now primarily ornamental.

But, what are old duck decoys worth?

The record price paid for an antique wooden hunting decoy was more than $200,000 for a one made by Belleville resident William Hart in the early 1920s. "Decoys range in price from literally a few dollars to a few thousand, depending on such things as who made it, the condition and rarity of species," he said.

Eventually, what are decoy ducks used for? A duck decoy (or decoy duck) is a man-made object resembling a real duck. Duck decoys are sometimes used in waterfowl hunting to attract real ducks. Duck decoys were historically carved from wood, often Atlantic white cedar wood on the east coast of the US from Maine to South Carolina, or cork.

Long story short, how do you flock duck decoys?

How do you make sea duck decoys?

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

The Natural Swimmer

The Natural Swimmer
  • EXCEPTIONAL swimming motion that will attract ducks
  • Rugged design, extensively field tested to prove toughness
  • Featuring max-FLOW keel, FAST with exceptional wake motion
  • Made with industrial grade components for the toughest hunting conditions
  • With weed guard, access hatch and FLOCKED HEAD
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022

Lucky Duck Super Swimmer

Lucky Duck Super Swimmer
  • Realistic Carving made with durable EVA plastic
  • Swims naturally and in any direction
  • Option to spray water above surface
  • Water Activation switch
  • HD remote ready (not included)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Motion Ducks Ultimate Decoy Spreader and Jerk System

Motion Ducks Ultimate Decoy Spreader and Jerk System
  • This system creates the most unique, random and natural decoy motion that has ever been on the market.
  • Sets up easier than a standard jerk line and creates a flock of swimming decoys... no unnatural single file decoys.
  • Comes with 2 Spreaders, 2 Handles w/ 100 feet of jerk line, 2 Five Foot Bungee and Free Connection Bar
  • This system pulls in the most weary and educated ducks like you can't believe.
  • It's been called "The Best Invention In Waterfowl Hunting in the Last 30 Years."
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

Higdon Outdoors XS Battleship Swimmer Decoy, Mallard Drake 12V

Higdon Outdoors XS Battleship Swimmer Decoy, Mallard Drake 12V
  • Higdon Outdoors, the most trusted name in waterfowl hunting products for over 25 years, helps hunters maximize their time in the field. Premium, durable, realistic and incredibly lifelike duck and goose decoys for waterfowl hunters.
  • Ultra-realistic, natural swimming motion decoy is like a magnet for ducks and will attract wary birds from high elevations. Easy to Use, lightweight one-piece design is simple and fits in most duck decoy bags. Create the look of relaxed, swimming ducks.
  • Versatile motion decoy operates in deep pools or in as little as 6” of water. Water ripples help move surrounding decoys.
  • Long lasting 7-hour runtime on a single battery charge, Internal Lithium Ion battery charges in just 3 hours. An absolute must for any duck hunter for improved visibility in your decoy spread.
  • Highly detailed painting process for added realism. Decoys that are full of great feather detail and high contrast. Higdon Outdoors offers duck and goose decoys in a variety of sizes and styles, giving you more choices to build your perfect decoy spread.
  • Ducks unlimited official licensed product. Higdon Outdoors is proud to partner with Ducks Unlimited. A portion of each sale of our D.U. Official Licensed Products goes to support their efforts to save and preserve wetlands across North America.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Higdon Outdoors XS Battleship Swimmer Decoy, Pintail 12V

Higdon Outdoors XS Battleship Swimmer Decoy, Pintail 12V
  • Higdon Outdoors, the most trusted name in waterfowl hunting products for over 25 years, helps hunters maximize their time in the field. Premium, durable, realistic and incredibly lifelike duck and goose decoys for waterfowl hunters.
  • Ultra-realistic, natural swimming motion decoy is like a magnet for ducks and will attract wary birds from high elevations. Easy to Use, lightweight one-piece design is simple and fits in most duck decoy bags. Create the look of relaxed, swimming ducks.
  • Built-in timer surges a brilliant spray of water in timed intervals, that is sure to get ducks attention. Versatile motion decoy operates in deep pools or in as little as 6” of water. Water ripples help move surrounding decoys.
  • Highly detailed painting process for added realism. Decoys that are full of great feather detail and high contrast. Higdon Outdoors offers duck and goose decoys in a variety of sizes and styles, giving you more choices to build your perfect decoy spread.
  • Ducks unlimited official licensed product. Higdon Outdoors is proud to partner with Ducks Unlimited. A portion of each sale of our D.U. Official Licensed Products goes to support their efforts to save and preserve wetlands across North America.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

MOJO Outdoors Elite Series Floater Mallard - Motion Duck Decoys, Duck Hunting Accessories - Duck Decoys Include Bar & Remote, Multi

MOJO Outdoors Elite Series Floater Mallard - Motion Duck Decoys, Duck Hunting Accessories - Duck Decoys Include Bar & Remote, Multi
  • ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS: Offering the significant advantages of not needing a support pole thus allowing the duck decoys to float and turn in a very realistic way. Easily deployable in deeper water.
  • COMPONENTS & MAKE: Featuring all components in solid housing connected to the easily installed molded float, with the super quiet, flexible body.
  • USER FRIENDLY DUCK HUNTING GEAR: faster, quieter, smoother, more user-friendly duck decoy; Equipped with state-of-the-art remote control; Float conveniently snap locks on/off to the duck decoy housing with half turn.
  • DESIGN & FUNCTIONS: Float designed to receive 11" threaded stabilizing bar with 14 oz lead weight allowing the duck decoys to remain stable in rougher water; Operates on 4AA batteries (not included) in a convenient snap-in battery housing.
  • ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Eyelet on float to accept anchor cord; Float can be removed and battery pack will accept standard MOJO Support Pole.
  • Included Components: Mojo Outdoors Elite Series Floater Mallard - Duck Hunting Motion Decoy, Includes Bar & Remote
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022

Motionducks Basic Decoy Spreader and Jerk System

Motionducks Basic Decoy Spreader and Jerk System
  • Packs in easy and sets up in seconds. Much easier to set up than normal jerk string.
  • Best Decoy Motion there is. Natural and in a flock... not single file.
  • Comes with 1 Spreader, 1 Handle with 100 feet of line and 1 five foot bungee for jerk system.
  • This is completely new decoy motion and it brings ducks in close.
  • Check out the Ultimate Decoy Spreader on Amazon. Connect these spreaders together to make incredible flocks of swimming decoys.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Pond H2o Floating Duck Family Pack, Includes Male & Female Mallards and 3 Ducklings

Pond H2o Floating Duck Family Pack, Includes Male & Female Mallards and 3 Ducklings
  • One (1) - Lifelike Floating Polyresin Mallard Pair, Pack of two (2) Mallard type Ducks. Pack Contains a Male and Female type. Floating with Securing eye loop. Each Mallard Size is 14 Inch Tall x 6 Inch Wide x 6 Inch Deep. Hard Wearing Materials. Attractive Realistic Colors
  • One (1) - Cute Floating Polyresin Yellow Ducklings, Pack of three (3) realistic ducklings. Ducklings Size each is 4 Inch Tall x 2 Inch Wide x 3 Inch Deep. Can be connected via eyelet at the bottom and weighted to prevent the ducks from being driven to the edge of the pond.
  • Long Lasting Realistic Paint
  • Kit is Specially designed with the these products to Help Protect your Pond from Unwanted Visitors as well as look Great
  • Strong Polyresin Construction
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022

Mallard Duck Decoy - 6-Pack Foldable Mallard Ducks for Hunting - Land and Water Use - Waterproof, Shot-Proof - Realistic UV Certified Decoy Paints - Includes Anchors, Anchor String and Fudslinger

Mallard Duck Decoy - 6-Pack Foldable Mallard Ducks for Hunting - Land and Water Use - Waterproof, Shot-Proof - Realistic UV Certified Decoy Paints - Includes Anchors, Anchor String and Fudslinger
  • FLAWLESS DESIGN: Our foldable duck decoys are constructed from premium quality material, shields the decoy from every wear and tear! Our lifelike duck mallard decoy comes with realistic detail and custom design using special UV decoy painting, which mimic the original colors of real duck’s feathers!
  • EASY TO SET UP: Our duck decoys are assembled from flat to 3D decoys in 3 easy steps for complete construction or deconstruction. These mallard decoys of 6 pack include fudslinger that helps you to carry them on your waist for easy and unhindered access!
  • USE ON ANY SURFACE: Make your hunting time more accurate with our duck mallard decoys that are perfect for land, water, plain and icy areas. The decoys are scratch-resistant, waterproof, shot proof and can be reused several times without any hassle!
  • PERFECT PACKAGE: Our decoy ducks for hunting comes with a complete kit of six matching FUD anchor, 15-yard FUD line anchor string and one Fudslinger carry hook to make your hunting time more effective. This mallard duck helps to greatly increase the efficiency of your spread to other ducks!
  • MIND-BLOWING DECOYS: Just enjoy your time by floating our duck hunting decoys on your hunts. The headaches of carrying bulky decoys to your hunts is over! Perfect mallard duck gift for your special friend on their birthday, thanksgiving, birthday, Christmas, New Year gift!
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

MOJO Outdoors Elite Series Floater Bluebill - Duck Hunting Motion Decoy, Includes Bar & Remote

MOJO Outdoors Elite Series Floater Bluebill - Duck Hunting Motion Decoy, Includes Bar & Remote
  • Offering the significant advantages of not needing a support pole thus allowing the decoy to float and turn in a very realistic way; Easily deployable in deeper water
  • Featuring all components in solid housing connected to the easily installed molded float, with the super quiet, flexible body
  • Features result in a faster, quieter, smoother, more user-friendly decoy; Equipped with state-of-the-art remote control; Float conveniently snap locks on/off to the decoy housing with half turn
  • Float designed to receive 11" threaded stabilizing bar with 14 oz. lead weight allowing the decoy to remain stable in much rougher water; Operates on 4AA batteries (not included) in a convenient snap-in battery housing
  • Eyelet on float to accept anchor cord; Float can be removed and battery pack will accept standard MOJO Support Pole

3 More Questions Answered

How do you make a wooden duck?

How do I start whittling?

The easiest way to start whittling wood is to find a stick or piece of wood and start slicing away. If you want to start with pre-cut wood, buy blocks and stick to softwoods. The most common whittling wood is basswood. It is soft and you have minimal grain to deal with.

Where do you put the Mojo duck decoy?

Place your mojo a bit off to the side, near your other decoys but not directly in line with them, and at a place where you'll have the duck in your sights.