About Us

The Most Realistic and Reliable Water Motion Decoys Ever Developed

Now based in Anniston, AL, THE REAL DeCOY, a veteran owned and privately held company, is operated by a specialized team of experts. We hunt as much as possible while honing the specific skills needed to grow THE REAL DeCOY into the next level of water motion decoys, never accepting “this is good enough”.

The creation of THE REAL DeCOY is traced back to Ripley, Tennessee in 1984. Waterfowl decoys have changed a lot since then but the basics have remained the same. The concise science used to create THE REAL DeCOY water motion product options have proven to be the best and most reliable in the field year after year.

Our tremendous growth is a reflection of our devoted customer base. We value their feedback and the feedback of our Pro Staff team to make our product better every year.

Real DeCOY Team Bio’s

Steve Stürm
Steve has been hunting since he could carry a gun. Born and raised in Northern California, he spent countless hours in the great outdoors fishing and hunting. Once introduced to duck hunting, it was a passion from day one. Steve has lived all over the country and has enjoyed hunting in a lot of different conditions. An all around outdoorsman, Steve enjoys casting for trout, stalking elk, hunting deer from a stand…but, believes time is best spent with his dog, friends and family in a duck blind. Steve spent 21 years in the Air Force proudly serving his country and is a believer in traditional American values, taking care of our veterans, and passing along the outdoorsman’s tradition.

“The Great Outdoors, Family, American Values…priorities that make the world a better place.”

Steve Sturm

Shawn Gibbons
Shawn Gibbons like a lot of you was introduced to waterfowling years ago. To be honest I was all about big game archery. But as my kids started coming out I got hooked on Waterfowling. I am fortunate to be able to travel from North Dakota and follow the migration > WI, IA,MO, KS, OK, AR, LA, T, NY and heading west this year. I love the variety that waterfowl brings> marsh, slough, field, layout, jumpshooting… With that meeting the people with shared interest is the real prize. And being part of The REAL DeCOY is just icing on the cake.


Dan Harper
Dan Harper was born and raised in Denison, Texas, he grew up enjoying Lake Texoma and everything the area had to offer. Dan is an avid waterfowl hunter and outdoorsman who left the oil and gas industry to turn his passion and hobby into a successful business. Dan is married, has two young children, and is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

Dan Harper