Sitndux3294 wrote:Again, Don't want plastic ones, they break too easy when temps get cold... which is when swans show up.
Modern plastic decoys are tougher than you give them credit for. I hunt with modern plastic decoys in single digit temps down to -4 degrees a dozen times a season and have not had temperature-related problems with them. You haul a couple of wood or cork swan decoys around for a season, even in a boat, and you may find yourself relegating them to a museum.
I carved a full-sized brown pelican for a contest once. It wasn't as large as a swan, body-wise...(the head was larger). I can tell you this: probably never again. I might do one for $300, but the amount of wood and time involved was staggering.