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20130042515Wild Turkey Decoy Method and Apparatus - A wild turkey decoy method and apparatus including a plurality of guide track segments that are operable to be connected in series end-to-end and adjustably supported above a ground surface to provide a generally smooth and level vertical track guide surface. The guide track carries a base member that is driven by a rugged sprocket gear system for variable speed motion in a forward and reverse direction as controlled by a transmitter from a remote location. The base serves to support a decoy that is fitted with a plurality of internal servo motors that can be selectively operated from a remote location to duplicate the natural movement of decoy parts of a wild turkey.02-21-2013
20100115818DECOY TECHNOLOGY - A wild turkey decoy for use in wild turkey hunting to attract wild turkeys. The decoy includes both static and dynamic decoy features. The decoy has a decoy body, an actuatable fan assembly connected to the decoy body, and a support assembly connected to the decoy body. A preferred decoy apparatus includes (a) a decoy body, (b) a fan assembly attached to the decoy body, the fan assembly including a longitudinally pivotable bracket and a laterally pivotable fan attached to the bracket, wherein the bracket includes a base, a tail pivotally connected to the base, and a spring connected to the base and the tail that biases the tail with respect to the base, and wherein the fan includes a hub, a plurality of elongated struts pivotally connected to the hub, a flexible decoy member connected to at least one strut, and at least one spring connected to the hub and at least one strut that biases at least one strut with respect to the remaining struts; (c) an actuator to actuate the fan assembly so that the bracket longitudinally pivots and the fan laterally pivots, wherein the means to actuate includes at least one line communicatively connected to the bracket and connected to the fan, the line extending away from the body and being adapted to be pulled by a user of the decoy apparatus to longitudinally pivot the bracket and laterally pivot the fan; and (d) a support assembly connected to the body for securing the body to the environment05-13-2010
20130067790LURE USEFUL TO OBTAIN CENSUS ON LOCAL BUCK DEER AND IN DEER HUNTING - A deer lure and a method for making a deer lure that allows hunters and photographers to easily attract deer, primarily bucks, in specific locations for the purpose of collecting census data on the bucks. The lure is a pre-orbital gland lure where left and right pre-orbital glands are matched together to provide a total DNA of that specific family of deer.03-21-2013
20110010982Turkey decoy - A decoy, fashioned to represent a male turkey, having a substructure constructed of tubular material, including a turkey head supported upright, an integrally extending lengthy support for holding the turkey body, and a downwardly depending tube, for impaling within the ground; and expandable turkey body made of flexible, nylon material printed to the image of a real life make turkey, expands into an open position around the body supporting portion of the tubular structure, to hold the body of the turkey in place.01-20-2011
20090235571APPARATUS FOR REVOLVING DECOYS ABOUT A VERTICAL AXIS - An apparatus comprises a motor, a traverse support beam, a first support rod, and a second support rod. The motor is operative to rotate an axle. The traverse support beam is rotationally coupled to this axle and has a first end and a second end. The first support rod is coupled to the first end of the traverse support beam and is adapted to support a first decoy. Finally, the second support rod is coupled to the second end of the traverse support beam and is adapted to support a second decoy.09-24-2009
20090007479MANUALLY ACTIVATED ROTATABLE DECOY STAKE - The present invention includes a decoy stake designed to support and impart motion to an animal decoy. The stake is preferably removably attached to a decoy and is controlled directly by a human observer through a simple mechanism such as a string, wire, or filament coupled to a rotatable mechanism contained within the stake. Preferably, the rotation mechanism is biased so that it returns to a determined rotational position when no force is applied by the operator. The invention further provides a method of attracting an animal using a manually rotatable decoy stake. The method includes attaching a decoy to the rotatable stake, placing the stake and attached decoy in a location where it is likely to be observed by the animal, and manually rotating the stake from a concealed location to impart rotational movement to the decoy.01-08-2009
20080295381Decoy movement system for simulating life-like movement of animal species - A decoy mounting and movement system for mounting a hollow animal species decoy and for simulating life-like movement of the animal species between a rest position and a vertically pivoted position which simulates feeding by the animal species having a decoy mounting stake formed of an elongate upper stake section and an elongate lower stake section interconnected via an elongate vertical return spring capable of bending along its length to create an angle between the upper and lower stake sections, the upper stake section dimensioned for insertion into the hollow of the decoy through an opening in its underside in communication with the hollow of the decoy, wherein the fulcrum for vertical pivoting of the decoy is positioned at the lower end of the upper stake section and the ratio D′/D is less than 0.25, wherein D′ is the distance between the underside of the decoy and the fulcrum for vertical pivoting, and D is the length of the upper stake section.12-04-2008
20090320350Animal decoy apparatus - An animal decoy specially designed for attracting predatory animals that includes a housing having an interior chamber, the housing having a top wall having an opening therein; a multiplicity of dispersible dust particulates disposed within the interior chamber of the housing; and a particulate dispersing mechanism operably associated with the housing for acting on the dispersible dust particulates to urge the particulates through the opening in the top wall of the housing to create a simulated dust cloud.12-31-2009
20090260273Decoy technology - A motion-type predator decoy for attracting coyotes, wild dogs and other pest or nuisance predators for use in ranching, farming, recreation land management, public safety and sporting fields. The decoy has a support base for placement during use on an environmental surface. The base includes a downwardly disposed surface contact end of a predetermined lateral dimension and an upwardly disposed support end of a predetermined lateral dimension. The decoy also has a driven decoy mechanism connected to the support end of the base. The decoy mechanism includes an actuator and a flexible decoy member. The actuator generates vibrations and the decoy mechanism undergoes random longitudinal, radial and lateral movement components with respect to the base. A method of using the decoy is also disclosed.10-22-2009
20080216382Wind Driven Bird Attractor - Methods and apparatus are provided for attracting animals. In one aspect, there is provided a wind driven device, such as a decoy for animals, such as waterfowl, birds, humans, and the like. The device may include a support pole; a hanging rod coupled to the support pole; and a blade coupled to a swivel mechanism. The swivel mechanism is further coupled to the hanging rod. The blade is attached to the swivel mechanism and shaped to move to attract one or more animals when the blade moves in response to wind. Related apparatus and methods are also described.09-11-2008
20080216381Decoy and Method of Using Same - A decoy comprising: a base member; a hub having a groove along a longitudinal plane of the hub into which a quill end of at least one feather(s) is inserted; and a support operably coupled to the base and to the hub. A decoy, comprising: a distribution means for distributing a tail feather array having a groove along a longitudinal plane of the distribution means into which a quill end of at least one feather(s) is replaceably or permanently inserted; and a reciprocating deployment means for reciprocally deploying the distribution means in positions from about 90° to about 0° with respect to the ground. A method of attracting an adult male turkey, comprising: displaying a decoy characterized by a tail feather array, wherein the tail feathers of a central portion of the array are longer than the tail feathers in a remaining portion of the array.09-11-2008
20130212924DECOY STANDS AND FLOATING DECOY SYSTEMS - A decoy stand and a floating decoy system configured to stabilize at least one decoy above the surface of water, in one aspect, has a coupling; a first arm connected to the coupling at or near one end and extending outwardly from the coupling and having a distal end to which a decoy may be attached or connected; and a plurality of second arms, with each second arm connected to the coupling and extending outwardly from the coupling at an angle to the first arm, said second arms having distal ends to which a decoy may be attached or connected.08-22-2013
20120066952SYSTEM FOR TRAPPING FLYING INSECTS WITH ATTRACTANT LURES - The present application discloses a system for trapping flying insects, a first chemical lure such as lactic acid, a salt of lactic acid, or combinations thereof, and a second chemical lure comprising a source of ammonia. The lures may be employed in particular geometric shapes contained in specifically designed housing to ensure an effective release rate over extended periods of time.03-22-2012
20120066951DECOY SPREADER - The invention includes a decoy spreader having a central rod with a plurality of arms jointly connected to the central spine. Each arm, and at a plurality of locations on the central rod has at least one decoy attachment location. Preferably, there are at least ten decoy attachment locations. An extender mechanism may be used to help extend the arms or to retract the arms.03-22-2012
20090107025WILDLIFE DECOY - A device for attracting animals by simulating food on the ground or water is disclosed. The device comprises at least one simulated corn kernel that is arranged to look like a pile of corn kernels and an attachment means fixed on at least one end of said simulated corn kernel. A pile of simulated corn kernels linked together by an attachment means to form a continuous strand of any desired length. The attachment means are selected from a group consisting of hooks and eyes, loops, push and pull type links or any other means of suitable connection. In one embodiment, a hole of said simulated corn kernel is adapted to receive the attachment means thereby forming a continuous row of simulated corn kernels of any desired length. In another embodiment, a string connects the simulated corn kernel to form a strand of simulated corn kernels.04-30-2009
20090107026Decoy and Method of Using Same - A decoy comprising: a base member; a hub having a groove along a longitudinal plane of the hub into which a quill end of at least one feather(s) is inserted; and a support operably coupled to the base and to the hub. A decoy, comprising: a distribution means for distributing a tail feather array having a groove along a longitudinal plane of the distribution means into which a quill end of at least one feather(s) is replaceably or permanently inserted; and a reciprocating deployment means for reciprocally deploying the distribution means in positions from about 90 degrees to about 0 degrees with respect to the ground. A method of attracting an adult male turkey, comprising: displaying a decoy characterized by a tail feather array, wherein the tail feathers of a central portion of the array are longer than the tail feathers in a remaining portion of the array.04-30-2009
20090249678Decoy structure - The decoy structure is formed of a central upper spine and lateral ribs, with a support rod resiliently attached to the approximate midpoint of the spine. The lower end of the support rod has a weighted base. A removable flexible cover is patterned to resemble the object game, and is open at the bottom. This allows the ribs to be curled inwardly toward one another with their distal ends and lower portions of the cover overlapping to reduce the structure diameter for compact storage. The support rod swings rearwardly through the open bottom of the structure, allowing the decoy to be stored in a small diameter tube. The decoy is quickly deployed by withdrawing it from its tube and tossing it to the desired location. The weighted base deploys downwardly, with aerodynamic drag holding the body above the base as it lands to orient the decoy properly in the field.10-08-2009
20100218412Deer Attractant - A deer attractant includes: an expandable visual indicator; and a cover adapted to slide over the visual indicator. The device is transitionable between a first state and a second state, so that when the device is in the first state, the cover compresses and encloses the visual indicator, and when the device is in the second state, the visual indicator is expanded and exposed, thereby attracting the animal. The visual indicator is a compressible bellows that urges itself to expand when not compressed by the cover. The device includes a vocal call that produces an audio signal when the device transitions from the first state into the second state.09-02-2010
20090260274Decoy motion technology - A decoy system for use in hunting. The system includes a central base with a motor which moves a rotating member of the base. Several arms of a predetermined length are connected to the rotating member of the base, and satellite decoy elements are connected to outer ends of the arms. A central decoy element is optionally connected to the center of the rotating member. The decoy members may be birds, for example doves.10-22-2009
20090320349Animal decoy apparatus - An animal decoy specially designed for attracting predatory animals that includes a housing having an interior chamber, the housing having a top wall having an opening therein; a multiplicity of dispersible dust particulates disposed within the interior chamber of the housing; and a particulate dispersing mechanism operably associated with the housing for acting on the dispersible dust particulates to urge the particulates through the opening in the top wall of the housing to create a simulated dust cloud.12-31-2009
20100186280Remotely operated electronic rotatable decoy stand - This invention includes a Remotely Activated Electronic Rotatable Decoy Stand designed to support and impart motion to a turkey decoy. The electronic rotatable decoy stand is removably coupled to the turkey decoy and is controlled directly by a human observer through activation of an electronic emitting remote fob. When activated, the fob imparts a signal to the rotatable decoy stand. Upon receipt of the signal, the rotatable decoy stand rotates the coupled decoy at a rotational speed like that of a male turkey when presenting and rotating in the natural strutting display. Bi-directional rotation of the decoy is dependent upon the signal direction chosen by the human observer. When positioned in a location likely to be observed by the turkey, the rotational motion provides a method of attracting turkeys. The Rotatable Decoy Stand may be coupled to other animal decoy forms and is not limited to the male turkey decoy.07-29-2010
20100251595Method of and device for attracting aquatic life forms using bubble and sound formation in an aquatic environment - A device for simulating and/or attracting aquatic life forms is disclosed. The device includes an electromagnetic module with a dry battery that is activated when exposed electrodes of the dry battery are placed in contact with a common electrolyte, such as sea water. The dry battery generates gas bubbles and sound in an aquatic environment, which attracts the aquatic life forms. In further embodiments of the invention, the device includes one or more removable jackets with holes or vents that facilities a controllable release of the gas bubbles generated by the dry battery.10-07-2010
20100064569Base for Providing Motion to Decoys - A base for providing motion to a decoy comprises a lower base portion, an upper base portion, and an elastic member. The upper base portion is pivotally attached to the lower base portion such that the upper base portion can pivot in relation to the lower base portion. The elastic member spans between the lower and upper base portions and is configured to elastically bias the upper base portion to pivot in a given direction in relation to the lower base portion.03-18-2010
20120198752Decoy Locomotion and Movement Device - The present invention is a decoy locomotion and movement device. A track is constructed having a T shaped slot running along the center line thereof. A transport runs along the track and utilizes a T shaped follower that fits inside the T slot. The transport moves along the track either by a user pulling it along with a cord or via powered components (such as a motor). Attached to the transport is a decoy shaped so as to attract a target animal or put it at ease. As the transport moves along the track, it appears to the target animal that the decoy is moving through the landscape. A secondary movement device is incorporated within the transport that causes an additional decoy movement to occur. Such movement can be lifting the head up and down, raising the wings up and down, wagging a tail side to side, etc.08-09-2012
20120198751HUNTING DECOY - Disclosed in one embodiment is a hunting decoy which comprises a decoy body and a rim which defines a decoy cavity. The hunting decoy may emulate a natural water feature such as a pond or other body of standing water and include a scale image of pond or other body of standing water. Additionally, the decoy cavity may be filled with water in some embodiments to further the illusion of a pond or other body of standing water.08-09-2012
20110179691Motion decoy system - A motion decoy system that includes a body with an interior space; a flexible portion extending from the body; a head portion partially received within the flexible neck portion and extending between a proximal and distal end. The distal end extends into the flexible portion and the interior space. A rod is attached to the body and is able to provide a pivot axis for the head portion. A counterweight is coupled to the head portion and positioned within the interior space. A cart is attached to the body where the cart includes a set of wheels for moving the decoy across the ground. A line is attached to the head of the decoy where the line is able to cause movement of the head between a rest position and a down position.07-28-2011
20100186279Device and system for attracting animals - A device is disclosed for attracting predetermined species of animals based on fractal geometry and the animal's own color perception. The device includes a planar object having at least two opposed faces and a shape unique to the fractal dimension of the predetermined animal species which the device is designed to attract. A light emitting surface is disposed on at least one face of the planar object. The surface is covered with light generating elements adapted to emit a light color based on color perception of the predetermined specific species, which color wavelength and brilliance is unnatural in normal surroundings relative to that species' own color perception. Finally, a mechanism is provided for mounting the object and enabling oscillatory-like movement in the object about an axis thereof.07-29-2010
20120055064METHOD OF CREATING ANIMAL METAMERS AND COMPOSITIONS WITH SURFACES WHICH CONSTITUTE ANIMAL METAMERS - A method of creating a surface coating composition comprising the steps of: creating a mathematical model of a vision system of an animal, measuring a set of spectral characteristics from a surface of a first object, entering the set of spectral characteristics as an input into the mathematical model, using an output of the mathematical model to iteratively create the surface coating composition, wherein the surface coating composition is a metamer to the animal, wherein the surface coating composition can be applied to a surface of a second object for the purpose of making the second object look like the first object to the vision system of the animal.03-08-2012
20110113672Remote controlled decoy - A remote controlled decoy for hunting includes a ground engaging element, a chassis, a motor, a video recorder, a game caller, and an animal shell. To move the decoy with respect to the ground, the motor and ground engaging elements are actuated via the remote control. To record images from the decoy, the video recorder is actuated via the remote control. To produce audio, the game caller is actuated via the remote control.05-19-2011
20100175301PARTIAL-BODY LARGE GAME DECOY - A partial-body large game decoy shiftable between a disassembled configuration and an assembled configuration. The decoy may comprise an internal support system, an elongated handle configured for selective attachment to the internal support system, and a cover having a likeness of a large game animal therein or thereon. The cover may have the internal support system disposed therein for providing a desired shape to the cover depicting head, neck, and/or shoulders of a large game animal. A user may hold the decoy by the handle from behind a visual obstacle such that the decoy appears to be a large game animal with its body and legs hidden behind the visual obstacle. In the disassembled configuration, the internal support system may be at least partially disassembled such that the cover may be folded up into a more compact configuration for transport or storage by the hunter.07-15-2010
20100175300Interactive Hunting decoy/platform with changeable decoys - An interactive, mobile decoy system uses a bent wire framed assembly with two parallel support runners which transition rearward in an 180 degree arc toward the center of gravity of the support runners and terminate at a junction block. The block joins a support mechanism with a decoy attaching point. A pull mechanism incorporates a pivoting decoy mounting point for causing a decoy mounted thereon to realistically simulate the feeding motions of game fowl in general and wild turkeys in particular, especially a strutting motion of a male and a feeding behavior of a hen.07-15-2010
20120167445TURKEY DECOY - A turkey decoy or other animal hunting decoy is provided depicting a live mature animal, wherein certain body parts are dwarfed and diminished in size in comparison to the live mature animal it depicts. The decoy will further have colors thereon mimicking colors of the live mature animal eliciting a sexual response from the hunted live animal.07-05-2012
20100050494MECHANICAL SCRAPE MAKING DEVICE - A programmable, mechanical scrape making device that is battery operated and that can be fastened to the ground. When activated, the device comes in contact with the ground to create a scrape through a sweeping and/or linear motion that is the same as or similar to that of an actual scrape that is performed by deer during the Rut or breeding season. The device also has a scent spraying mechanism that operates as the scrape is made. The device can be enclosed and operate from a weatherproof case which may be designed to look like a tree log. The design of the case can vary in appearance as to create a look that is indigenous to the end users' geographic area. The device is portable and may include a carrying case with a shoulder strap allowing the end user to transport the device from one location to another. The device may include power ports accessible for other devices such as motion detecting digital cameras and mock licking branches.03-04-2010
20080209792Waddle Motion #3 - A device to provide waddle and feeding movement for a decoy may include a stake member to support the device and an arm member connected to the stake member to limit the movement of the decoy. The decoy may rotate in response to wind, and an interior of the decoy may cooperate with the arm member to limit the movement of the decoy. The device may include a top sleeve member to cover a portion of the stake member and the top sleeve member may be decorated to mimic the decoy. The device may include a stabilizing member to limit the vertical movement of the decoy but not prevent realistic vertical feeding motion. The stabilizing member may rotate to provide waddle movement for the decoy. The stabilizing member may be a disk, and the arm member may include an arm stabilizing sleeve member. The arm stabilizing sleeve member may be formed from flexible material, or the arm stabilizing sleeve member may be formed from a cushioning material. The stake member may be positioned forward of the pivot point of the decoy or the stake member may be positioned approximately at the pivot point of the decoy.09-04-2008
20120317863ANIMAL SCENT LURE SYSTEMS AND DEVICES - Animal scent lure systems and devices are provided in which scent element holder devices are employed to removably secure a scent element to an animal decoy, for example, to attract wild animals such as deer. For example, an animal lure device includes a scent element holder device for removably holding an animal scent element. The scent element holder device includes a first connecting element to connect the scent element holder device to a stationary object, a second connecting element for removably securing a scent element to the scent element holder device; and an extension arm element connecting the first and second connecting elements. The extension arm element is adapted to maintain the second connecting element offset from the stationary object (e.g., animal decoy) to which the first connecting element is attached.12-20-2012
20120324777HUNTING DECOY - A hunting decoy that simulates a life-sized herd of deer includes a decoy image element that is supported during use by a support system having a central suspension support and peripheral stabilizing supports. Both the support system and the decoy image element can be collapsed for transport and storage.12-27-2012
20130019514DECOY STAND - A decoy stand includes a tubular base pole, a tubular sleeve coaxially supported on a top end of the base pole, and an extension pole telescopically received within the tubular base pole and the tubular sleeve. At least one decoy mount is coupled to each of the tubular sleeve and the extension pole.01-24-2013
20120240447DECOY SUPPORT - The present invention provides a motorized decoy support for positioning and imparting movement to decoy bodies such as game bird decoy bodies. The decoy support includes a stake that includes a housing positioned at one end of the stake. A power-supply unit is configured to be received within the housing. A shaft for transmitting motion extends from the power-supply unit and includes a tip configured to engage a decoy body and the tip is configured to emit light.09-27-2012
20110232153MOVABLE TURKEY DECOY AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A method of assembling a turkey decoy includes coupling a head assembly and a tail assembly to a body using a head attachment mechanism and a tail attachment mechanism, respectively. The method also includes coupling a biasing device to each of the head and tail assemblies. The method further includes coupling a movement mechanism to the head assembly and the tail assembly for initiating movement of at least one of the head assembly and the tail assembly. A method for operating the turkey decoy includes positioning the turkey decoy in an outdoor field. The method also includes pulling the movement-applying string with sufficient tension to overcome a bias of the first force-applying device and modulating the position of the head assembly. The method further includes pulling the movement-applying string with sufficient tension to overcome a bias of the second force-applying device and modulating the position of the tail assembly.09-29-2011
20130174466DECOY STAND - A decoy stand includes a tubular pole having a plurality of walls defining an outer periphery of the pole. The pole defines a longitudinal axis. The decoy stand also includes at least one slot elongated in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis and positioned in each of the walls of the tubular pole, and at least one extension arm including a first arm portion that is received through one of the slots, and a second arm portion upon which a decoy is mountable.07-11-2013
20120246993Counterflow insect trap - A device for attracting and capturing or otherwise disabling insects includes a fan mechanism structured and arranged to provide an outflow of air out of the device to atmosphere, and to draw an inflow directed counter the outflow from atmosphere into the device, the outflow being substantially within the inflow outside of the device. The flow mechanism is also structured and arranged to provide an insect attractant in the outflow. The device can include mounting structure being adapted to position the device with the outflow directed in a substantially downward direction. The outflow attracts insects to the vicinity of the device, and the inflow urges the insects to enter the device. An insect disabling structure is arranged with the flow mechanism to capture or otherwise disable insects being urged into the device by the inflow.10-04-2012
20130125443ANIMAL CONDITIONING DEVICE - Provided is a conditioning device for animals, the conditioning device having a collapsible frame and a cover surrounding to the frame, the frame and cover being coupleable to a tree stand. The frame and cover can be coupled to the tree stand when a hunter is not occupying the tree stand to condition animals to an occupant of the tree stand. When the hunter is occupying the tree stand, the frame and cover can be removed, folded up and stored thereby providing a lightweight, portable and easy to install/remove conditioning device.05-23-2013
20130152448Automatic bait cover and method of baiting - A bait cover to control the exposure of bait to wildlife by providing a selected quantity of bait on a ground surface and positioning the bait cover, comprising a movable cover in sufficient proximity to the bait such that the movable cover covers the bait in a first position and exposes the bait sufficiently for wildlife to feed on in a second position; a swing arm connected to the movable cover; and a controller connected to the base end of the swing arm to control movement of the swing arm and the movable cover between a covered and uncovered position, wherein the controller includes an automatic timer to control operation of the bait cover.06-20-2013
20130192119System and Method for Placing Game Attractant into a Hunting Area - A system and method for placing game attractant in a hunting area includes a projectile containing game attractant and a launcher for launching the projectile into the hunting area. The projectile may include a wicking material containing game attractant and the method may include the steps of soaking the projectile in game attractant, loading the projectile into the launcher, and launching the projectile into the hunting area.08-01-2013

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