Perham Show

Neighbor Guy

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Decoys have been entered.

I am in 5 categories. Drake Woodduck, Drake Ringneck, Drake Canvasback “Mason Seneca Lake Style or Copy”, any teal (bluewing) and Hen Ringneck.

My daughter is entered in the youth decoy class with a Bluewing teal. It’s her first competition with prize money on the line.

It’s the first time they have had competition since Covid shut things down in 2020 and 2021.

I will try to get photos of the contest tables on Sunday after they are judged.

This is “The Gathering 2022”. Part of the National Fish Decoy Association (NFDA) events. I believe it’s their National show.

These were all contests that were scheduled for 2020. So all of these birds were carved two years ago. Strange to see the shelf empty. With any luck there will be empty space on Sunday when I get home.

It’s been a long time since I carved for competition, and I am not sure how much longer I will continue or if I will in the future. Still fun to participate and see what others are doing.
 

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Here are a few of them. I couldn’t come up with the others. Those photos were lost on a previous phone.

My daughters teal hollowed cedar:

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My version of a Seneca Lake Canvasback hollowed Cedar
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Hen Ringneck:
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All were keeled and made to float and self right.
 

Wild Rice

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My favorite is the hen ringer. When I repaint my Herters, I incorporate more grey and use a fan brush. I love painting hen ringers!
 

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