Vintage Black Mallard Old Working Duck Decoy Original Paint by Danny Lee Heuer. My father passed three years ago at 96 years, & he was a master carver of working duck decoys, & many other carvings. Approximate size is, 17 1/2" long, by 7 1/2" High and 7 1/4 Wide, a full size gunning Decoy. Original carving by my father, Danny Lee Heuer of Sault Ste.Marie Michigan in original working paint condition, 1985. This Turned Head Black Duck has been floated and hunted over during the 1985-86 Duck Season, by myself and Father. My father and I hunted over this decoy for 1 1/2 seasons, of course we were to avoid shooting very close to it!
After the 1986 Duck Season & about 12 or so hunts, this decoy was put on the shelf to join my fathers other rig mates. This decoy joined my fathers "Shelf Decoy's", which after floated and hunted over then became a permanent resident. This was what I call, my fathers "early group" of carved hunting decoys, as his later decoys carried much more detail. He took to more detailed painting of the decoy's in his second half of carving, almost leaning towards a decorative bird.
Dad's trade mark was he carved the underside of his decoy bills, a trait from his tool & die trade calling him to detail. The purchaser of this decoy will receive a free poster of "The Decoy's of Danny Lee Heuer", signed by myself Daniel F. Surprise that someone special in your life, with a gift that never stops giving, a great collectable to join his shelf mates. The item "Vintage Black Mallard Old Working Duck Decoy Original Paint by Danny Lee Heuer" is in sale since Saturday, January 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".duckman66" and is located in Brimley, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.