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100th Anniversary Collector's Edition Coastal Decoy Set
To celebrate L.L.Bean's 100th anniversary, we are proud to present this special collector's edition set of Soule's Black Duck Drake Stand-Up and Hen Feeder coastal decoys.
- Dimensions: 30"L x 7½"W.
- Weight: 4 lb. 7 oz.
- Dimensions: 23½"L x 7½"W.
- Weight: 4 lb. 6 oz.
Why We Love Them
In the 1930s, avid duck hunter George Soule worked in L.L.Bean’s shipping room. L.L. would come down during duck season and say, "George, let‘s you and I go duck hunting – don't bother to punch out.” He enjoyed hunting with L.L. but was unimpressed with his decoys, claiming he could "whittle a better bunch of decoys." L.L. took him up on his offer and Soule developed the first cork decoys. Incredibly realistic, they improved L.L.'s hunt so much he put Soule’s decoys in the catalog.
- Body: Cork.
- Head, legs, tailboard: Pine.
- Eyes: Glass.
- Includes one Black Duck Drake Stand-Up decoy and one Hen Feeder decoy.
- Handpainted in Maine by award-winning decoy maker Steve Brettell.
- A limited edition of 100 sets of two decoys.
- Each decoy is brought to life with skill and attention to each feather.
- Glass eyes and a beveled wooden tail complete the finishing touches.