by NRA Staff -
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
No two decoy carvers work exactly the same way, as a brief chat with five carvers at a Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md., clearly demonstrates.
Mike Smyser cuts out a basic decoy shape.
Mike Smyser displays his decoys at a show.
Ed Stough prefers to carve the old-fashioned way, using hand tools only.
Bill Schauber’s pieces are considered highly collectible.
Warren Saunders demonstrates his chopping technique at the Waterfowl Festival.
Warren Saunders’ decoys are in the style of the Ward brothers.
Warren Saunders believes in the importance of passing along America’s original folk art.
Patrick Godin at work in his studio.
In 2001, Godin’s pair of black ducks with a drake mallard-black duck hybrid took first place in the World Class Shootin’ Rig category at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition.
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