Once in a great while you can come up with a pattern you like the very first time, but frankly, chances are not in your favor. We’ve been there. We developed our patterns over the years and offer them so that you can get started right away rather than having to go through the process of developing your own. Decoys made from these patterns work, in the field and in competition. They are printed on 24# blueline paper.
The photo above is a cork bodied hunter. This pattern is life size, so makes for a substantial decoy. We use this pattern for both corks and wooden bodied decoys (see below). Regardless of the body type, the head and neck are carved of pine or cedar. You can see from the rig there on the tailgate that we mix up head positions when we make them. We've found that by doing so, they appear to be caught in the act of doing something, rather than all doing exactly the same thing–makes for a far more realistic set. These are hunters, so are painted with dead flat Japan colors, so as not to flash in the sunlight when they get wet. 'Scares the geese.