from my personal hunting rig
Any duck hunter knows that the more realistic looking the decoy spread, the more successful the hunt will be, especially late in the season when ducks are more wary than usual. I always tried to have my decoys in various attitudes just as a real flock of ducks would look on the water, and I found that decoys in relaxed or contented positions worked really well. I always had a couple of “snugglers” in my rig.
This guy is quite content and may well have just eaten a nice chunk of eel grass that he stole from another duck. He is rigged for use on a pond or impoundment, or in your den. He is also solid-bodied; made of juniper (Atlantic white cedar), and branded “Joe Seme”.