To celebrate L.L.Bean's 100th anniversary, we are proud to present this special collector's edition set of Soule's Black Duck Drake Stand-Up and Hen Feeder coastal decoys.
In the 1930s, avid duck hunter George Soule worked in L.L.Bean’s shipping room. L.L. would come down during duck season and say, "George, let‘s you and I go duck hunting – don't bother to punch out.” He enjoyed hunting with L.L. but was unimpressed with his decoys, claiming he could "whittle a better bunch of decoys." L.L. took him up on his offer and Soule developed the first cork decoys. Incredibly realistic, they improved L.L.'s hunt so much he put Soule’s decoys in the catalog.