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Tuesday
Dec192017

2017 IWCA Young Guns Championship 12/2 & 12/3 - Results

This year's IWCA Young Guns Championship was hosted by the Core Sound Decoy Festival in Harkers Island, NC on December 2nd and 3rd. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Age Group 11 & Under

1st BOS - Sam Humphries, Marshallberg, NC 

Age Group 12-14

1st BOS - Bray Lawrence of Beaufort, NC

Age Group 15-17

1st BOS - Grayson Russell

2nd BOS - Jonathan Russell

3rd BOS - Grayson Russell

2017 Young Guns 11 and Under - 1st BOS - Sam Humphries - Pintail Drake

2017 Young Guns - 12-14 - 1st BOS - Bray Lawrence - Lesser Scaup Drake

2017 Young Guns 15-17 - 1st BOS - Grayson Russell - Bufflehead Hen

2017 Young Guns 15-17 - 2nd BOS - Jonathan Russell - Coot

2017 Young Guns 15-17 - 3rd BOS - Grayson Russell - Ruddy Hen

 

Tuesday
Dec192017

2017 IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship 12/2 & 12/3 - Results

The 2017 IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship was hosted by the Core Sound Decoy Festival in Harker's Island, NC on December 2 & 3. 

Congratulations to Robin Oliver of Manahawkin, NJ for sweeping the 2017 Championship, and winning 1st BOS with a Common Merganser Drake, 2nd BOS with a Mallard Hen, and 3rd BOS with a Bufflehead Drake.

Robin Oliver - 1st BOS - 2017 IWCA Canvas Decoy ChampionshipRobin Oliver - 2nd BOS - 2017 IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship

Robin Oliver - 3rd BOS - 2017 IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship

 

 

Wednesday
Oct182017

2017 Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show - 9/9 & 9/10 - Complete Results

The complete results just in, from the Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show held in Vancouver, WA on September 9th & 10th. 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Click Here to View and/or Download the .PDF File

Click Here to View Photos of Winning Entries

Tuesday
Oct032017

2017 IWCA Working Decoy Championship - Vancouver, WA - September 9 & 10

The 2017 IWCA Working Decoy Championship was hosted by the Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show in Vancouver, Washington on September 9th - 10th.

Judges: Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, and Vern Jones

1st Best of Show - Tom Matus - Common Merganser Hen

2nd Best of Show - David Luoma -Cormorant

3rd Best of Show - Tom Matus - Gadwall Hen

Here's the complete results:

IWCA Working Decoy Championship - 2017

 

 

 

Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show

Vancouver, Washington

 

 

 

Entries: 28

 

 

 

Best of Show IWCA Working Decoy Championship

     

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Merganser

Hen

2

David Luoma

Tillamook, OR

Cormorant

 

3

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Gadwall

Hen

         

Best of Working Diver Decoys

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Merganser

Hen

2

Brian Moyse

Rockton, IL

Bufflehead

Drake

3

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Goldeneye

Drake

         

 Working Diver Decoy: Redhead

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Doug Muldowney

Sammamish, WA

Redhead

 

2

Gary Gassner

Madras, OR

Redhead

Drake

3

Gary Gassner

Madras, OR

Redhead

Hen

         

Working Diver Decoy: Goldeneye

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Goldeneye

Drake

2

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Goldeneye

Hen

         

Working Diver Decoy: Bufflehead

 

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Brian Moyse

Rockton, IL

Bufflehead

Drake

2

Jason Chuley

Lewis, IN

Bufflehead

Drake

 

 

 

 

 

Working Diver Decoy: Common Merganser

 

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Merganser

Hen

2

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Common Merganser

Drake

2

David Luoma

Tillamook, OR

Common Merganser

 
         

Working Diver Decoy: Canvasback

 

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Newell

LaConner, WA

Canvasback

Drake

2

Tom Newell

LaConner, WA

Canvasback

Hen

 

 

 

 

Best of Working Puddle Duck Decoys

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Gadwall

Hen

2

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Pintail

Hen

3

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Wood Duck

Drake

         

  Working Puddle Decoy: Green-wing teal

 

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Jerry Harris

Dallas, OR

Green-wing teal

 

2

Jerry Harris

Dallas, OR

Green-wing teal

 

3

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Green-wing teal

Drake

         

Working Puddle Decoy: Pintail

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Pintail

Hen

2

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Pintail

Drake

3

Nancy Luoma

Tillamook, OR

Pintail

Hen

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Working Puddle Decoy: Gadwall

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Gadwall

Hen

2

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Gadwall

Drake

         

 Working Puddle Decoy: Mallard

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Mallard

Hen

 

 

 

Working Puddle Decoy: Shoveler

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Gary Gassner

Madras, OR

Northern Shoveler

Hen

         

 Working Puddle Decoy: Wood Duck

 

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Wood Duck

Drake

         

 Best of Working Geese and Confidence Decoys

   

Judges:

Brad Snodgrass, Tom Newell, Kurt Benson, Vern Jones

Recorder:

Darlene Westbrock, Lesley Parkin

 

1

David Luoma

Tillamook, OR

Cormorant

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

Cackling goose

 

1

Tom Matus

Kuna, ID

White-fronted goose

 
         

 

 

Sunday
Jun252017

2017 IWCA Style Decoy Championship Results - 6/24/17 Harkers Island, NC

Here are the results of the 2017 IWCA Style Decoy Championship held in Harkers Island, North Carolina on June 24, 2017 at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Congratulations to the winners! 

 


2017 IWCA Style Decoy Championship Results

BEST IN SHOW:

 1st – Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, North Carolina – Lesser Scaup Hen

2nd – Jon Jones – Algonac, Michigan – Long-tailed Duck Drake

3rd - Walter Gaskill -Beaufort, North Carolina – Greater Scaup Drake
 


JUDGES: Patrick Eubanks, Jack Cox, Kinney Rice  CLERK – Maggie Willis
 

PUDDLE DUCKS

1st

Jon Jones, Algonac, MI

Eurasian Wigeon (d)

 

2nd

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Wood Duck (d)

3rd

Jim Brace, Liberty Twp, OH

Mallard (h)

 

DIVING DUCKS

1st

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Lesser Scaup (h)

 

2nd

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Greater Scaup (d)

3rd

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Greater Scaup (h)

 

SEA DUCKS

1st

Jon Jones, Algonac, MI

Long-tailed Duck (d)

 

2nd

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Spectacled Eider (d)

3rd

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Spectacled Eider (h)

 

GEESE & SWAN

1st

Walter Gaskill, Beaufort, NC

Brant

 

2nd

   

3rd

   
 

CONFIDENCE

1st

No entries

 

 

 

2nd

   

3rd

   

 

Saturday
Mar182017

2017 IWCA Style Shorebird Championship - March 11 - Strongsville, OH

 

The 2017 IWCA Style Shorebird Championship, hosted by the Ohio Decoy Collectors & Carvers Association on Saturday, March 11, are in...   Congratulations to the winners!
BEST OF SHOW
1. Bruce DiVaccaro, Sheffield Village, OH - Upland Sandpiper
2. Bruce DiVaccaro, Sheffield Village, OH - Hudsonian Godwit
3. Todd Van Wieren, Grand Ledge, MI - Marbled Godwit

 

 

Monday
Feb202017

2017 PSWA California Open - February 18 & 19 - Competition Results

Palm Frond Carvings
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Palm Fronds, Decorative No. of Entries = 4
1 DEL HERBERT, CHULA VISTA, CA, Pelican
2 R D WILSON, AR, Hoopoe
3 MIKE DOWELL, VISTA, CA, Toucan
Best of Palm Fronds, Decoy Style No. of Entries = 4
1 JOHN GEWERTH, HOMER GLEN, IL, Shoveler
2 DEL HERBERT, CHULA VISTA, CA, Western Grebe
3 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Cinnamon Teal
HM DANIEL MONTANO, NATIONAL CITY, CA, Canvasback
IWCA Style Decoy, Open
Judges: Anthony Donato, Leonard Rousseau, Bob Berry Recorder: Diana Avila
Best of IWCA Style Decoy, Open
1 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Scaup H
2 TOM CHRISTIE, LINCOLN, NE, Red-breasted Merganser D
3 JON JONES, ALGONAC, MI, King Eider D
Best of Puddle Ducks
1 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Mallard D
2 TOM CHRISTIE, LINCOLN, NE, Pintail D
3 JOHN GEWERTH, HOMER GLEN, IL, Widgeon H
Mallards No. of Entries = 2
1 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Mallard D
2 TERRY AVILA, HOLLISTER, CA, Mallard D
Pintails No. of Entries = 1
1 TOM CHRISTIE, LINCOLN, NE, Pintail D
Widgeon No. of Entries = 2
1 JOHN GEWERTH, HOMER GLEN, IL, Widgeon H
2 VERN JONES, WESTPORT, WA, Widgeon D
All Teal No. of Entries = 1
1 CHARLES PETERSEN, CONCORD, CA, Green Wing Teal D
Shoveler No. of Entries = 1
1 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Shoveler D
Best of Diving Ducks
1 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Scaup H
2 JON JONES, ALGONAC, MI, Scaup H
3 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Canvasback D
Merganser No. of Entries = 3
1 TOM CHRISTIE, LINCOLN, NE, Red-breasted Merganser D
2 JOHN GEWERTH, HOMER GLEN, IL, Hooded Merganser D
3 KENNETH CRAWFORD, ADELANTO, CA, Merganser D
Canvasback No. of Entries = 4
1 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Canvasback D
2 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Canvasback H
3 KENNETH CRAWFORD, ADELANTO, CA, Canvasback D
Scaup No. of Entries = 3
1 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Scaup H
2 JON JONES, ALGONAC, MI, Scaup H
3 CHARLES PETERSEN, CONCORD, CA, Scaup D
Sea Ducks No. of Entries = 2
1 JON JONES, ALGONAC, MI, King Eider D
2 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Harlequin D
Best of Sea Ducks
1 TOM CHRISTIE, LINCOLN, NE, Red-breasted Merganser D
2 JON JONES, ALGONAC, MI, King Eider D
3 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Harlequin D
Best of Confidence
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Horned Grebe D
Best of Geese
1 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Brant D
2 ROBERT MUELLER, LAKEVILLE, MN, Snow Goose H
IWCA Style Decoys, Amateur
Judges: Anthony Donato, Leonard Rousseau, Bob Berry Recorder: Diana Avila
Best of IWCA Style Decoys, Amateur
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Ringneck H
2 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Goldeneye D
3 Don Combs, Auburn, NH, Scaup H
Best of Puddle Ducks
1 JAMES HIGGINS, ELIOT, ME, Teal H
All Teal No. of Entries = 1
1 JAMES HIGGINS, ELIOT, ME, Teal H
Best of Diving Ducks
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Ringneck H
2 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Goldeneye D
3 Don Combs, Auburn, NH, Scaup H
Goldeneye No. of Entries = 1
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Goldeneye D
Scaup No. of Entries = 3
1 Don Combs, Auburn, NH, Scaup H
2 MICHAEL FRECHETTE, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI, Scaup H
3 MICHAEL FRECHETTE, NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI, Scaup D
IWCA Decorative Lifesize Floating, Open
Judges: John Gewerth, R D Wilson, Gary De Cew Recorder: Kathy Rote Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Decorative Lifesize Floating, Open
1 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Northern Shoveler H
2 TERRY AVILA, HOLLISTER, CA, Green Wing Teal D
3 LEONARD ROUSSEAU, EUREKA, CA, Blue Bill H
Best Puddle No. of Entries = 3
1 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Northern Shoveler H
2 TERRY AVILA, HOLLISTER, CA, Green Wing Teal D
3 LEONARD ROUSSEAU, EUREKA, CA, Green Wing Teal H
Best Diver No. of Entries = 3
1 LEONARD ROUSSEAU, EUREKA, CA, Blue Bill H
2 WILLIAM BROWNE III, LINCOLN, NE, Common Goldeneye
IWCA Decorative Lifesize Floating, Intermediate
Judges: John Gewerth, R D Wilson, Gary De Cew Recorder: Kathy Rote Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Decorative Lifesize Floating, Intermediate
1 ANTHONY LICCIARDELLO, DEWEY, AZ, Canvasback H
Best Diver No. of Entries = 1
1 ANTHONY LICCIARDELLO, DEWEY, AZ, Canvasback H
IWCA Decorative Lifesize Non-Floating, Open
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of IWCA Decorative Lifesize Non-Floating, Open
1 BUNNY FARLEY, LAKESIDE, CA, Hooded Merganser D
2 HARUHIKO SAKAKURA, NABARI, MIE, 0, JAPAN Short-eared Owl
3 KAZUO NOBE, MUKOU KYTO PRF, 0, JAPAN House Swallow
Best of Waterfowl No. of Entries = 2
1 BUNNY FARLEY, LAKESIDE, CA, Hooded Merganser D
2 Malcolm Ho-You, Ladysmith, BC, CANADA Wood Duck
Best of Songbirds No. of Entries = 4
1 KAZUO NOBE, MUKOU KYTO PRF, 0, JAPAN House Swallow
2 DALE STEFFEN, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA, Vermillion Flycatcher
3 DALE STEFFEN, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA, Vermillion Flycatcher Pair
Best of Raptors No. of Entries = 1
1 HARUHIKO SAKAKURA, NABARI, MIE, 0, JAPAN Short-eared Owl
Best of Miscellaneous No. of Entries = 1
1 BILL STRICKLER, MAGDALENA, NM, American Bittern
IWCA Decorative Lifesize Non-Floating, Intermediate
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of IWCA Decorative Lifesize Non-Floating, Intermediate
1 KAREN HATTMAN, PITTSBORO, NC, Albatross
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Chickadee
3 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Red-headed Woodpecker
Best of Waterfowl No. of Entries = 3
1 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Young Duck
2 JIM PRICE, CALGARY, AB, CANADA Mallard D
3 JIM PRICE, CALGARY, AB, CANADA Canvasback D
Best of Songbirds No. of Entries = 2
1 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Chickadee
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Red-headed Woodpecker
Best of Raptors No. of Entries = 1
1 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Hawk
Best of Game Birds No. of Entries = 2
1 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Woodcock
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Dove
Best of Miscellaneous No. of Entries = 3
1 KAREN HATTMAN, PITTSBORO, NC, Albatross
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Killdeer
3 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Yellowlegs
IWCA Decorative Miniature, Open
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of IWCA Decorative Miniature, Open
1 GARY DE CEW, ANAHEIM, CA, American Golden Plover
2 LEONARD ROUSSEAU, EUREKA, CA, Blue Bill H
3 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Belted Kingfisher
IWCA Decorative Miniatures, Intermediate
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of IWCA Decorative Miniatures, Intermediate No. of Entries = 5
1 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Prarie Chicken
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Grouse
3 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Barn Owl
IWCA Style Shorebirds, Open
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of IWCA Style Shorebirds, Open
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Lapwing
2 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Semi-Palmated Plover
3 GARY DE CEW, ANAHEIM, CA, Dunlin
Best of All Sandpipers, including Dunlins No. of Entries = 2
1 GARY DE CEW, ANAHEIM, CA, Dunlin
2 ROBERT MUELLER, LAKEVILLE, MN, Dunlin
Best of Turnstones, Knots and Dowitchers No. of Entries = 1
1 ROBERT MUELLER, LAKEVILLE, MN, Ruddy Turnstone
Best of All Plovers No. of Entries = 1
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Semi-Palmated Plover
Best of All others No. of Entries = 2
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Lapwing
2 ROBERT MUELLER, LAKEVILLE, MN, Oystercatcher
Decorative Smoothie Waders
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Decorative Smoothie Waders No. of Entries = 5
1 DEL HERBERT, CHULA VISTA, CA, Reddish Egret
2 BRAD SNODGRASS, JUNCTION CITY, CA, Purple Gallinule
3 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Moorhen
HM BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Limpkin
HM R D WILSON, AR, Ibisbill
Contemporary Working Decoys
Judges: John Gewerth, R D Wilson, Terry Avila Recorder: Kathy Rote
Best of Contemporary Working Decoys
1 GARY HANSON, STERLING HTS, MI, Green Wing Teal
2 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Gadwall D
3 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Pied Bill Grebe D
Best of Puddle Ducks No. of Entries = 5
1 GARY HANSON, STERLING HTS, MI, Green Wing Teal
2 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Gadwall D
3 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Wood Duck H
Widgeon No. of Entries = 1
1 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Widgeon H
All Teal No. of Entries = 3
1 GARY HANSON, STERLING HTS, MI, Green Wing Teal
2 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Blue Wing Teal D
3 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Cinnamon Teal D
Wood Duck No. of Entries = 1
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Wood Duck H
Misc. Puddle No. of Entries = 1
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Gadwall D
Best of Diving Ducks No. of entries = 8
1 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Canvasback D
2 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Ruddy Duck H
3 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Ringneck H
Bufflehead No. of Entries = 1
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Bufflehead H
Goldeneye No. of Entries = 2
1 RITCHEY KOCH, LAKESIDE, CA, Goldeneye D
2 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Goldeneye D
Redhead No. of Entries = 1
1 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Redhead D
Ruddy No. of Entries = 1
1 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Ruddy Duck H
Merganser No. of Entries = 2
1 BRIAN MOYSE, ROCKTON, IL, Merganser D
2 KENNETH CRAWFORD, ADELANTO, CA, Merganser D
Canvasback No. of Entries = 3
1 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Canvasback D
2 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Canvasback D
3 ANTHONY DONATO, FRESNO, CA, Canvasback H
Misc. Diver No. of Entries = 1
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Ringneck H
Sea Ducks No. of Entries = 2
1 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Harlequin D
2 TOM & DARLENE WESTBROCK, PASO ROBLES, CA, King Eider H
Best of Sea Ducks
1 GRANT WERDICK, LA MESA, CA, Harlequin D
2 TOM & DARLENE WESTBROCK, PASO ROBLES, CA, King Eider H
Confidence No. of Entries = 4
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Pied Bill Grebe D
2 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Pied Bill Grebe H
3 DONALD LEGRAND, LEMON GROVE, CA, Coot
HM DONALD LEGRAND, LEMON GROVE, CA, Eared Grebe
Best of Confidence
1 Steven Cogar, Mocksville, NC, Pied Bill Grebe D
2 GARY JOE BRYAN, NASHPORT, OH, Pied Bill Grebe H
3 DONALD LEGRAND, LEMON GROVE, CA, Coot
Single Brant
Judges: John Gewerth, R D Wilson, Terry Avila Recorder: Kathy Rote
1 DEL HERBERT, CHULA VISTA, CA, Brant
2 WALTER GASKILL, BEAUFORT, NC, Brant
3 JOE GIRTNER, BREA, CA, Brant
HM VERN JONES, WESTPORT, WA, Atlantic Brant
Six Inch Trade, Hooded Merganser
Judges: Anthony Donato, Leonard Rousseau, Bob Berry Recorder: Diana Avila
1 GARY DE CEW, ANAHEIM, CA, Hooded Merganser D
2 JOE GIRTNER, BREA, CA, Hooded Merganser
3 VERN JONES, WESTPORT, WA, Hooded Merganser
4 KENNETH CRAWFORD, ADELANTO, CA, Hooded Merganser
5 ROSS SMOKER, SELINSGROVE, PA, Hooded Merganser D
Wildlife as Sculpture
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Wildlife as Sculpture No. of Entries = 7
1 EDGAR FRANK, MARIPOSA, CA, Quail
2 BILL HERBERT, LEMON GROVE, CA, Falcon
3 BILL HERBERT, LEMON GROVE, CA, Owl
HM PAM WILSON, CHALFONT ST PETER, BUCKS, UK Courting Grebes
Soon-to-be-Antiques
Judges: Anthony Donato, Leonard Rousseau, Bob Berry Recorder: Diana Avila
Best of Soon-to-be-Antiques - Worn
1 R D WILSON, AR, Pintail D
2 R D WILSON, AR, Canvasback
3 R D WILSON, AR, Pacific Plover
Best of Soon-to-be-Antiques - Pristine
1 R D WILSON, AR, Bar Tailed Godwit
2 R D WILSON, AR, Pintail
3 ROSS SMOKER, SELINSGROVE, PA, Green Wing Teal
Soon to be Antiques - Worn - Ducks
1 R D WILSON, AR, Pintail D
2 R D WILSON, AR, Canvasback
3 DONALD LEGRAND, LEMON GROVE, CA, Red-breasted Merganser
Soon to be Antiques - Worn - Geese and Confidence
1 KAREN HATTMAN, PITTSBORO, NC, Canada Goose
Soon to be Antiques - Worn - Shorebirds
1 R D WILSON, AR, Pacific Plover
2 ROSS SMOKER, SELINSGROVE, PA, Yellowlegs
3 ROYCE EMBANKS JR, MADRAS, OR, Avocet
Soon to be Antiques - Pristine - Ducks
1 R D WILSON, AR, Pintail
2 ROSS SMOKER, SELINSGROVE, PA, Green Wing Teal
Soon to be Antiques - Pristine - Shorebirds
1 R D WILSON, AR, Bar Tailed Godwit
Bench
Judges: John Gewerth, R D Wilson, Terry Avila Recorder: Kathy Rote
Best of Bench No. of Entries = 8
1 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Happy Fish
2 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Mad Fish
3 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Tiger Cowrie
HM DONALD LEGRAND, LEMON GROVE, CA, Sperm Whale
IWCA Decorative Fish, Open
Judges: Lance Lyons, Vern Jones Recorder: Cynthia Petersen
Best of IWCA Decorative Fish, Open No. of Entries = 3
1 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Californian Sculpin
2 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Blacksport Seargent
3 SPENCER ALEXANDER, N. OGDEN, UT, Red Drum
IWCA Decorative Fish, Intermediate
Judges: Lance Lyons, Vern Jones Recorder: Cynthia Petersen
Best of IWCA Decorative Fish, Intermediate
1 EDWIN COOK, PHOENIX, AZ, Apache Trout
Junior Division
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of Junior Division No. of Entries = 1
1 Haruki Komeno, Nabari-Mie, JAPAN Barn Swallow
Silhouettes
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of Silhouettes No. of Entries = 2
1 DEL HERBERT, CHULA VISTA, CA, Willet
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Pelican
Wildfowl Head Contest
Judges: Daniel Montano, Bill Browne, Joe Girtner Recorder: Wendy Arrizon
Best of Wildfowl Heads No. of Entries = 2
1 BOB BERRY, EL CAJON, CA, Nene
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Eagle Head
Working Shorebirds
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Working Shorebirds No. of Entries = 2
1 GARY DE CEW, ANAHEIM, CA, Oystercatcher
2 R D WILSON, AR, Yellowlegs
Miniature Songbird
Judges: Cliff Hollestelle, Chuck Petersen, Paul Devers Recorder: Darlene Westbrock
Best of Miniature Songbird No. of Entries = 2
1 R D WILSON, AR, Painted Bunting
2 HANK WURGLER, ANAHEIM, CA, Northern Mocking Bird
Fine Art
Judges: Mike Dowell, Bunny Farley, Daniel Montano
1 SUE KROLL, Equine Excellence
2 PEGGY BRADSHAW PALM, Lion
3 CIRCE, Clay Otter
Thursday
Dec082016

2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship Results

The 2016 IWCA Working Decoy Championship was held at the Core Sound Decoy Festival on December 3rd & 4th at Harkers Island, NC. Congratulations to the winners!

DIVISION B – IWCA Working Decoy Championship

Best of Show: Steve Cogar - Common Eider - $300.00, plus plaque and ribbon. 


Second Best of Show: Steve Cogar - Ring-necked Hen - $200.00, plus ribbon. 


Third Best of Show: Patrick Bearden - Long-tailed Duck - $100.00, plus ribbon.

Thursday
Dec082016

2016 Core Sound Decoy Festival - 12/3 - 12/4 - Best of Show Results

Here are the Best of Show results from the 2016 Core Sound Decoy Festival, held in Harkers Island, NC on December 3rd - 4th. Please check the Core Sound Decoy Guild website for complete results at http://DecoyGuild.com Congratulations to all of the winners! Here's a link to the Photos of the BOS Show winners.... http://www.iwfca.com/2016-core-sound-decoy-festival/

DIVISION A – IWCA Style Decoy Competition
Best of Show: Walter 'Brother' Gaskill - $500.00, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Walter 'Brother' Gaskill - $250.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Jon Jones- $125.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION B – IWCA Working Decoy Championship
Best of Show: Steve Cogar - $300.00, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Steve Cogar - $200.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Patrick Bearden - $100.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION C – IWCA Gunning Shorebird Decoy Competition (Purchase Award)
Best of Show: Walter 'Brother' Gaskill - $200.00, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Gary Joe Bryan - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Walter 'Brother' Gaskill - $50.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION D – IWCA Decorative Life-size Floating Competition
Open:
Best of Show: Fred Miller - $400.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Craig Mortimer - $200.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Warren Brown - $100.00, plus ribbon.

Intermediate:
Best of Show: Randy Hansen - $300.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Robert Kelley - $150.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Robert Kelley - $75.00, plus ribbon.

Novice:
Best of Show: Bobby Hartsell - $200.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Dick Stern - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Stan Rule - $50.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION E – IWCA Decorative Life-size Non-floating Competition
Open:

Best of Show: Karen Hess - $400.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Mark Strucko - $200.00, plus ribbon
Third Best of Show: Mark Strucko - $100.00, plus ribbon.

Intermediate:
Best of Show: Randy Hansen - $300.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Randy Hansen - $150.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Richard Keatley - $75.00, plus ribbon.

Novice:
Best of Show: Jay Bundick - $200.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Beth Parham - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Dick Stern - $50.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION F – IWCA Decorative Miniature Competition
Open:
Best of Show: Walter 'Brother' Gaskill - $200.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Gary Doviak - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Jim Carpenter - $50.00, plus ribbon.

Intermediate:
Best of Show: Randy Hansen - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Randy Hansen - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Hank Wurgler - $25.00, plus ribbon.

Novice:
Best of Show: Michael Andock - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Lisa Strang - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Stan Rule - $25.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION G – IWCA Canvas Decoy Competition (Purchase Award)
Best of Show: Robin Oliver - $150.00, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Robin Oliver - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Robin Oliver - $25.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION H – H. Curt Salter Core Sound Hunting Decoy Competition (Purchase Award)
Best of Show: Ken Humphries - $150.00 Purchase Award, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Ken Humphries - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Brent Hood - $25.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION I – Root Head Decoy Competition (Purchase Award)
Best of Show: Ken Humphries - $100.00 Purchase Award, plus plaque and ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Gary Doviak - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Stan Rule - $25.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION J – Contemporary Antique Decoy Competition
Best of Show: Marty Linton- $100.00, plaque, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Ben Hieneman - $50.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Ken Humphries - $25.00, plus ribbon.

DIVISION K – IWCA Young Guns (Youth) Decoy Carving Competition
Youth Class A – (YA) 15 – 17 - Micaiah Eagle
Youth Class C – (YC) Under 11 - Sam Humphries

DIVISION L – Kent Hood Traditional North Carolina Decoy Championship (Purchase Award)
Best of Show: Chase Luker - $125.00, plus ribbon.
Second Best of Show: Robbie Robertson - $100.00, plus ribbon.
Third Best of Show: Harold Orr - $75.00, plus ribbon.

Head Whittling Contest
1st Place: Tyler Wood
2nd Place: Casey Arthur
3rd Place: David Guy

 

Tuesday
Dec062016

2016 Core Sound Waterfowl Museum - Champagne Waterfowl Competition 12/2

The results are in from Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center!

1st Place - Gary Doviak - Brant Goose

2nd Place - John Day - Hooded Merganser

3rd Place - Walter "Brother" Gaskill - Redhead

Click here to go to the competition photos.... (Photos by Dan Williams)

Congratulations to all of the winners!