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A sign welcomes patrons to Vern Coss' decoy shop, which is located two miles east of New London on Kandiyohi County Road 40. Coss makes decoys for waterfowl hunting and fish spearing. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Handmade decoys still work like a charm, if you can get them to water

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NEW LONDON -- Vern 'Bub' Coss hasn't changed a thing about the way he carves his decoys for spear fishing or waterfowl hunting, but every year it gets harder to get them to the water.


"I make working decoys," said Coss, "but some people just want to hang them up."

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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