Here's a nice Vintage Chesapeake Bay "Bushwhacker" Boat Model Replica. One of the Chesapeakes most unique gunning techniques was bushwhacking. It was only practical along the upper reaches of the bay. The art of bushwhacking requires a large rig of decoys (as many as 200) to be set out in open water. The boat always painted white to give the appearance of an ice flow, would be rowed upwind a half a mile or so and anchored from the stern.The anchor would be buoyed with the bushwhackers waiting until the ducks flew into the decoys. Slipping the anchor, the boat would be sculled towards the birds, one manhandling the long oar protruding from the boats stern while one or two gunners wearing white would hide behind a white cloth curtain. The ducks would jump once the approaching boat reached the decoys. Unfortunately for canvasbacks and redheads, they had to take off into the wind which was directly into the guns of the kneeling hunters.
Like all of my work this is not a kit, my models are built one piece at a time (over 50 pieces) taking many hours to complete. It's been antiqued and distressed to simulate many years of use. A very unique conversation piece and would be a great addition to any decoy and Upper Bay collector. The boat measures 21 X 7 and comes complete with 12 hand carved / hand painted decoys, 4 oars, 1long tiller oar, 2 shotguns, canvas curtain (removable) and stand. Thanks for looking and view my other auctions for more quality pieces.
I do not us stock photos, the boat you see is the boat you will get. The item "VINTAGE BUSHWHACKER HUNTING BOAT MODEL REPLICA, CANVASBACK DUCK DECOYS, GUNS" is in sale since Sunday, April 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "the_marketgunner" and is located in Tomball, Texas.
This item can be shipped to United States.