A Mantel-Worthy Duck Call


Autumn’s arrival is often bittersweet. We say goodbye to surfing, short sleeves, and beach wines, but welcome back tailgating, playoff baseball and, of course, duck season. That’s why we’re digging this limited edition waterfowl lure from L.L. Bean. Modeled after calls designed by legendary Cape Cod sportsman George Soule (yes, that’s his signature on the Mayflower Compact), this collectible doesn’t skimp on quality accoutrements: You’ll find brass details, an engraved walnut barrel, and a stopper carved from Latin American cocobolo, all handsomely packaged in a wooden display box. Best of all, only 300 of were made, so you won’t feel too guilty if it rarely leaves your den. [$149; llbean.com]