Loon Lake Decoy Company artists have been skillfully handcrafting wildlife sculptures following a tradition started hundreds of years ago by America’s first waterfowl hunters. Loon Lake Decoy Company’s goal is to provide you with the finest handcrafted, hand-painted life-size duck decoys
and customer service available today. Loon Lake Decoy Company sculptures start as an original wood carving from solid Tupelo Gum by Master Carver Sam Nottleman. Casting molds are made from Sam’s originals, from these molds each sculpture is then hand-cast. We use a variety of casts to ensure that we capture every detail of the original handcarving. After finishing the raw sculpture, our staff of talented artists individually hand-paint each one, again making sure every detail of the original is passed on to each reproduction. When completed, a Certificate of Authenticity is applied. The Certificate of Authenticity features the limited edition number of the sculpture, insuring each will become a treasured family heirloom.
Loon Lake Decoys Co. presents:Canada Goose, Giant - Life-size
The largest subspecies of Canada Goose the "Giant" has in the last ten years become our most common Canada Goose as shown in this life-size duck decoy
. Now found across the United States the Giant Canada was thought to be extinct until rediscovered in Rochester, MN in the early 1960’s. What brought the Giant Canada Goose to Rochester? The Mayo Brothers of Mayo Clinic fame, they enjoyed birds and kept several wing clipped geese year round at their rural home along the Zumbro River. At the same time Rochester’s municipal power plant was discharging warm water into the river at a small downtown reservoir called Silver Lake.
Attracted by the Mayo Doctor’s geese, the Giant Canada’s stopped to rest during their winter migration. They liked what they found. Warm open water and an abundance of food from waste grain in area farm fields. Today if you visit the Mayo Clinic during the winter months you can enjoy that same flock of Giant Canada’s, now numbering over 30,000 at peak migration. The geese are a major tourist attraction. Make sure you visit Silver Lake if you are ever in Rochester for it is one of the few places where you can hand feed these majestic wild birds. Measurement:
20.0"L x 9"W x 9.5"HFeatures: