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GWT tribute for dad #5223050 07/29/14 12:20 AM
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My father passed in a plane accident in April. I picked up some of the small bits of wreckage. This bird has a piece in the hollow and will hunt with me. There will hopefully be many more to come.

Phone put the pix a little on the blue side for some reason.




Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223064 07/29/14 12:25 AM
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Thats great Dav

Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223108 07/29/14 12:40 AM
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That's a good looking decoy Dave.

Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223134 07/29/14 12:51 AM
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Very, very nice. I like how the tuft curls to the side and of course the meaning and story behind the decoy is priceless. Thanks for sharing.

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That thing is perfect.


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Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223145 07/29/14 12:55 AM
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That looks incredible Dave, sorry to hear about your dad but that is an awesome thing to help keep him close

Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223173 07/29/14 01:06 AM
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Freakin sweet

Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Featherduster] #5223213 07/29/14 01:24 AM
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Sorry to hear about your Dad Dave, I think he would be proud of that deek. up

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Great decoy, Dave.

Sorry about your dad.

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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Great decoy, Dave.

Sorry about your dad.

Re: GWT tribute for dad [Re: Dave Speer] #5223830 07/29/14 01:35 PM
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You never cease to amaze me. Well played my man!

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Sorry to hear about your old man. That is a creative way to keep him with ya... looking forward to a pic of the first BWT shot over it.


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That is an awesome looking decoy and a very cool tribute Dave.

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So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Dave. Great remembrance right there.

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What a wonderful and treasured remembrance of your Dad. Decoy looks great.

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Thanks guys. My dad never hunted, but he gave me my love for the outdoors and adventure through fishing, camping, multi-day backpacking trips above the timber line, running rivers and just generally enjoying the beautiful rocky mountains. He was curious about my duck hunting, though his ultimate hobby was flying. We flew two seaters together over the mountains of Missoula, MT when I was a kid and he took a long break from flying due to raising a family and other concerns.

For over 30 years he said I know I have to go someday, I'd like to do it flying. Earlier this year he bought an ultralight aircraft and got a chance to fly it a few times. That day he buzzed neighbors smiling and waving, one even got a picture of him over the neighborhood. He was having the time of his life when he headed back to his hangar and something went wrong along the way.

I have enough pieces of his plane to build a pretty big rig. I have no exact plans for the size or species of the rig, and no hurry to "finish" that project. It will just be something I do for hopefully a long time and I look forward to many hunts over these blocks.

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