A method of making robust and effective decoys for trapping waders using dead birds
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1 June 15
Nigel Clark, Jacquie Clark
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK
We describe the methods we have developed over 40 years for making decoys from freshly dead birds for attracting waders to the catching area of cannonnets. These have proved far more effective than decoys modelled in plastic and other materials, although less-realistic decoys work well in poor light conditions.