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  • Decoy

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    duck decoys A decoy (derived from the duck-coy, "duck cage") is usually a person, device, or event meant as a distraction, to hide what an individual or a group might be looking for. Decoys have been used for centuries most notably in game hunting, but also in wartime and in the committing or resolving of crimes. Illustration demonstrating the use of a dog in a duck decoy tunnel (1886) The term decoy may refer to two distinct devices, both used for hunting wildfowl. One is a long cone-shaped wickerwork tunnel installed on a small pond to catch wild ducks. After the ducks settled on the pond, a small, trained dog would herd the birds into the tunnel. The catch was formerly sent to market for food, but now these are used only to catch ducks to be ringed and released: see ornithology. The word decoy, also originally found in English as "coy", derives from the Dutch de Kooi (the cage) and dates back to the early 17th century, when this type of duck trap was introduced to England from the Netherlands. As "decoy" came more commonly to signify a person or a device than a pond with a cage-trap, the latter acquired the retronym "decoy pool".

  • Hunting strategy

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    A hunting strategy, or hunting method, is a tactic that is used to target, pursue, and kill a targeted animal. The hunting strategy that a hunter uses depends on the species of wildlife being pursued, the climate, terrain, and local hunting laws where they hunter is going to be hunting. Some of the most common hunting methods that are used include: still hunting, stand hunting, calling, baiting, and hunting with dogs.

  • Fair chase

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    Fair chase is a term used by hunters to describe an ethical approach to hunting big game animals. North America's oldest wildlife conservation group, the Boone and Crockett Club, defines "fair chase" as requiring hunted big game animals to be wild and free-ranging. "Wild" refers to an animal that is naturally bred and lives in nature. "Free-ranging" means an animal that is not confined by artificial barriers. Fair chase has been the honor code of North American hunters for over a century and the principle underlying many of North American hunting laws, and is taught to new hunters in hunter certification courses. Fair Chase is also a registered trademark of the Boone and Crockett Club.

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