REMOTE CONTROLLED TURKEY DECOY

RICHARD H. MCKINNEY
Patent No. 4,965,953

Patented October 30, 1990

What is claimed is:

1. A remote controlled fowl decoy comprising,

a fowl decoy on a support stand,
said decoy having a body member pivotally connected to said support stand, and a head and neck member pivotally connected to said body member,
a spring means operatively connected between said support stand and said body member and head and neck member,
a remote controlled control line operatively connected to said body member and said head and neck member whereby a pull on said line causes said body member to pivot relative to said support stand and said head and neck member to pivot relative to said body member, and
said body member having a chamber and said support stand extending into said chamber; said body member being pivoted to said support stand intermediate its ends at a point below its top end and said spring means being connected to the top end of said support stand above the pivot point and in said chamber.

2. The structure of claim 1 wherein said pivotal connection between said head and neck member to said body member includes said pivot being intermediate top and bottom portions of said head and neck member, and said spring means being connected to said top portion above said head and neck member pivot point.

3. The structure of claim 2 wherein said pull on said control line causes said body member to pivot first followed by said head and neck member pivoting second.

4. The structure of claim 3 wherein said control line is connected to said bottom portion of said head and neck member below the pivot point of the connection between said head and neck member to said body member.

5. The structure of claim 4 wherein a stop is provided to limit pivotal movement of said body member relative to said support stand and when said body member engages said stop continued pull on said control line causes said head and neck member to pivot.

6. The structure of claim 2 wherein said control line extends through a guide on said support stand below the pivot between said body member and support stand.

7. The structure of claim 6 wherein said control line further extends through a second guide on said support stand below said first guide.

8. The structure of claim 2 wherein said fowl decoy is further defined as being a wild turkey.

9. The structure of claim 2 wherein said support stand is further defined as including a stake for removable stationary positioning said decoy on the ground.

10. The structure of claim 2 wherein said head and neck member include head and neck portions separably interconnected by magnet means.

11. The structure of claim 10 wherein a centering pin is provided between said head portion and said neck portion.

12. A remote controlled fowl decoy comprising,

a fowl decoy on a support stand,
said decoy having a body member pivotally connected to said support stand, and a head and neck member pivotally connected to said body member,
a spring means operatively connected between said support stand and said head and neck member, and
a remote controlled control line operatively connected to said body member and said head and neck member, and said spring means being sufficiently strong that a pull on said line causes said body member to pivot relative to said support stand first followed by said head and neck member pivoting relative to said body member as continued pull is applied to said line.

13. The structure of claim 12 wherein said body member has a chamber and said support stand extends into said chamber; said body member being pivoted to said support stand intermediate its ends at a point below its top end and said spring means being connected to the top end of said support stand above the pivot point and in said chamber.

14. A remote controlled fowl decoy comprising,

a fowl decoy on a support stand,
said decoy having a body member pivotally connected to said support stand, and a head and neck member pivotally connected to said body member,
a spring means operatively connected between said support stand and said body member and head and neck member,
a remote controlled control line operatively connected to said body member and said head and neck member whereby a pull on said line causes said body member to pivot relative to said support stand and said head and neck member to pivot relative to said body member, and
a tie means being connected between said head and neck member, and said stand whereby said pull on said control line causes said body member and said head and neck member to pivot simultaneously with said head and neck member pivoting relative to said body member as said body member pivots relative to said stand.

15. The structure of claim 14 wherein said control line is connected to said body member between said head and neck member and said pivotal connection to said support stand.

16. The structure of claim 15 wherein said tie means interconnect said support stand above its pivotal connection to said body member and said head and neck member below its pivotal connection to said body member whereby pivoting of said head and neck member relative to said body member occurs simultaneously with pivoting of said body member relative to said support stand.