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Washington Brant Foundation Decoy Carving Competition

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Maiben Park, 1011 Greenleaf Ave, Burlington, WA 98233

Washington Brant Foundation will host our annual fundraiser celebration with the 2024 Puget Sound Open Decoy Carving Competition, featuring entries from across the U.S. This year’s list of guest celebrities include newcomer Del Herbert from CA. This Master Carver been voted a “Living Legend” of carving by Ward Bros Museum, home to the world championship contest. Del, a long time instructor, has won more than 150 Best of Show awards, including Best in World “Shootin Rig” at Ward Museum world championship – twice!  Returning will be Marty Hanson from Wisconsin, recognized by many as one of the most talented U.S. carvers. He is the subject of an upcoming documentary titled “The Craft”. Also coming back is Dr Chris Nicolai, noted carver and biologist from Delta Waterfowl Foundation in North Dakota. Chris is definitely one of the most prolific banders of wild waterfowl ever. Other master carvers attending include Brad Snodgrass from Oregon and former world champion Tom Newell from LaConner, WA. Please take time to visit with these carving notables that have come a long way to join us. Competition classes include Youth/Novice, Open Working, Special Mini (drake can), and Brant. Displays are planned by Washington Waterfowl Assn, Ducks Unlimited, Dennis Fisk, and Craig Cimmiotti from OR.  Funds generated will support our Scholarship Program and Public Outreach, which includes decoy carving classes offered through Burlington Park & Recreation.

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