THE BOOK OF DUCK DECOYS.
|If the Decoyman has led the ducks a good way under the net, and as far as the fourth or fifth hoop, he does not then return all the way to D, as it is not necessary. He, instead, turns down the short centre path (C) and appears behind the birds over the dog-jump in line with the first hoop. If the Decoyman has an assistant this man waits at the seat, as from here he can see the Decoyman's signal. A wave of the arm upwards on the part of the latter and the assistant hastens to D; a short downward motion of the Decoyman's hand and he shows instead at the dog-jump opposite the first hoop, the Decoyman having signalled thereby that the fowl are some way up the pipe, and that it is not requisite for his man to go all the way to the head show to drive them.|
H H. Approaches to the pipe that lead from the path that surrounds the Decoy.
P P P. The smooth turf on which the screens (see zigzag lines) are placed.
For directions in cutting the ditch see plan 1. For particulars of hoops, netting and construction, see pages 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46.