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Alex Russell Decoys - This is an interesting carver from the Delmarva area that creates reasonably priced decorative decoys.
Art From Nature - Harley Ragan Decoys- A carver from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
who carves working and decorative fish and duck decoys.
Arthur F. Gremillion, Traditional Decoy Artist - An decoy carver from Long Island, New York. He offers a very fine looking canvas swan decoy and some more traditional wooden works. Our web designer bought a few of his folky great herons - check them out along with some of his other carvings!
Bill Gibian Decoys - Original, hand-carved wildfowl in the old tradition. Bill fulfills all the criteria for creating the type of decoy that becomes a treasured family heirloom rather than a mere mantle ornament. Each is really an original; there are no stock patterns used, and thus every carving is a one-of-a-kind item that no one else will ever have. You'll be proud to have one of his beauties in your collection!
Bodt Decoys - Hand Made, Hand Carved Hand, Painted Collectibles, HIGH QUALITY WOODEN GUNNING DECOYS, Havre de Grace Style Decoys, Chesapeake Bay Decoys, Maryland Decoys.
5th Day of Creation Reproductions by Lisa Byrd. Handcarved & handpainted decoys, shore birds, and songbirds. Lisa also carves decoys for practical gunning purposes and these decoys are fully rigged with keels and weights and are ready to hunt.
Ben A. Heinemann Custom Handmade Decoys - A full-time professional carver, Ben A. Heinemann's love for waterfowl is evident in each and every piece. As a result, his work has been collected by foreign dignitaries, movie personalities and art collectors from around the world. Hand-selected bass, juniper, and Northern Maine cedar is used to create the lifelike carvings which are each hand-painted in oils and acrylic textures. His work can be found museums and many private collections. In 1994, Ben was named "Artist of the Year" by the Herald Sun Newspaper in Durham, NC. A pair of his wood ducks was featured on the cover of ‘Wildlife in North Carolina ' magazine in 1987. His has been the recipient of many awards, including five “World Championship” First Place titles for his goose carvings. Over the years Ben has taught seminars and work shops and is frequently asked to judge competitions across the country. Although competitions have provided some of the inspiration for Ben's work, his concern is to perpetuate the tradition of waterfowl decoy sculpture as the true American art form. Visit Ben's websit, where you can watch informative carving videos and interviews, see samples of his past work and also those currently for sale.
Jode Hillman Decoys - "Continuing the Tradition". Carving decoys since he was only 12 years old, Jode utilizes the tools and techniques which were passed down to him from my father and great-grandfather. The decoys on this site vary from simple gunners to intricately detailed works of art. The essence of each species is expertly captured in these detailed carvings. Although none of the decoys are for sale unless noted, you can commission one or more by contacting Jode.
Lloyd "Bob" Hudson - L. Bob Hudson is an award winning decoy carver originally from Chincoteague, Virginia. His grandfather is the renowned Ira D. Hudson who pioneered the art of carving duck decoys. Hudson Legends brings you the most recent information and events from this 3rd generation carver and artist.
Robert Kelly Woodcarving. Offering one-of-a-kind handcarved and handpainted duck decoys in a variety of species and profiles. Robert's decoys are carved from Canadian White Pine, and finished with semi-transparent stains which allow the natural grain and warmth of the wood to show through.
Kicking Bull Gallery - Decoys, Folk Art, Native American artists and a wide range of vintage decoys and antiques. On-line Vintage Decoys Lists and Folk Art by artist Jay Miles.
Vick Kirkman Originals - Vic Kirkman is a North Carolina artist who works intensely to advance his skills creating realistic ducks. He carves all types of waterfowl, but emphasis is on the realistic decorative decoy carved for competitions held on the East Coast. Even though Vic has been carving seriously only since 1989, he moved up the ranks very rapidly and often wins over more experienced carvers. He competes in the professional ranking and has won Best-in-Show and placed in top honors at major competitions in the Southeast U.S. and Louisiana, including the distinguished Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition held annually in late April at Ocean City, MD Check out his online carving instruction course!
Allen Lopez, Wildfowl Sculptor: View the decorative decoys and of this award winning carver. Commissions accepted.
Louisiana Style Handcarved Decoys by Les Famille de LeGaux - Handcarved Louisiana Decoys by the LeGaux family include ducks, doves, quail and other wildfowl by Roy LeGaux Sr., Roy LeGaux Jr., and Jason LeGaux. They also carve Decorative Slicks as well as Gunning Decoys.
Allen Lopez - Allen Lopez is an award winning wildfowl sculptor. Collectors remark on the beauty and detail of his decorative decoys. Commission bird sculptures like those in the Gallery or of any other type of bird you choose.
Sean Mann World Goose Calling Champion sells some of the best decoys and waterfowl calls available.
Ernie Mills Decoys - Ernie Mills is a third-generation decoy carver from the Delmarva (DE, MD & VA) Peninsula, an area rich in decoy history. At an early age, he was taught to carve by his grandfather in North Carolina. Today, in Perry, Georgia, he continues to carry on the tradition of making working decoys, using the tools and methods of "a time past".
North Bay Forge - Hand forged wood carving knives for serious wood carvers, since 1987. Numerous types of razor-sharp knives to choose from. Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. Major credit cards accepted. Free shipping on all orders, worldwide!
Pitboss Waterfowl Inc. - a commercial site - a Maryland Cork Gunning Decoy maker - a USCG licensed Captain & Maryland Master Guide for Seaduck and Diver duck gunning.
Bill Sarni, Decoy Maker - Antique Decoys - Shorebirds in the Old Style - Carved Song Birds - Fish and Whales - Special Orders - Restorations and Repairs - Old Decoys Bought and Sold - Private Lessons and Workshops.
Sneakbox Decoy Company - Specializing in the finest, handmade, cork duck decoys and short-reed goose calls. Handmade
cork duck hunting decoys are produced one at a time by champion cork gunning decoy maker Jim
Higgins. Our cork decoys are hand-carved, assembled with state-of- the-art
fasteners and hand-painted. Each is a unique work of art, but is rugged enough to use in the marsh.
Spruce Goose - Specialize in wooden working decoys, that have seen use on the water. Blocks show usage. Good examples of Masons, Animial Trap, Evanston, Pratt, Dodge and others. A source for any make, style or condition of decoy. A resource for the inexpensive older plastic decoys to the better mint condition Masons.
Allen Weidhaas - Allen Weidhaas creates wildlife and sporting sculpture in limited edition bronzes and one-of-a-kind wood carvings. His sculptures are highly detailed miniature studies of wildlife in their natural environment. They capture the essence of the subject in a single moment, frozen in time. Other works include figurative, three dimensional still life, and monumental. His work is included in institutional, corporate, and private collections across the United States. Commissions are accepted on a limited basis.
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