When I was a kid,and our Dad was hell bent on getting us started in waterfowling, George Herter was the MAN. That big yellow paged catalog would arrive,chocked full of everything one needed to be a successful duck hunter. The descriptions of the products alone would send a young duck hunters head into a spin. I remember my late father ordering our first decoy rig, 18 of herters Model 72 mallards. When they arrived, we carefully unpacked them, fishing them out of their boxes,cradled in excelsior,long before styrofaom packing peanuts. A taxidermist friend mooching the wood wool from us to wrap his own bodies. Then the Model Supreme Goose decoys followed, with the black dowel rods to stake them out in the fields. Of course, what good were decoys without calls? My brother, and friends of ours all got their very own Vit Glodo metal reed duck calls and Saskcatchewan Goose calls, the wooden ones with the hole in the side. My mom about went crazy that first summer, with all of us caterwalling around with our calls, determined to be ready for opening day of the season. Fond memories from the past for me.