In addition to decoys, whistles were used to attract shorebirds. One of the nine whistles includes a shotgun-shell puller. As found.
Provenance: Grant Nelson Collection
Literature: Sotheby's and Guyette & Schmidt, "American Waterfowl Decoys: The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery," New York, NY, 2000, p. 37, lots 49-57, related examples illustrated.
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