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Nov022011

Section 12. IWCA STYLE SHOREBIRD DECOY DIVISION

12.1. Decoys must be made of wood or cork. Bills can be made of any material.

12.2. Decoys are to be carved life-size and must be full-bodied. No silhouette decoys be allowed.

12.3. Feather groups may be simply carved (crest, cape, plume areas, scapulars, tertials, primaries, tail and etc.)

12.4. Bills may be detail carved and its fragility will not be considered in judging.

12.5. Texturing will be allowed by rasping, chip carving, combing, scratching and stippling.

12.6. Decorative stone texturing individually carved feathers will not be allowed. Inserts may be used for bills, tails, crest and head plumes. Open bills are allowed

12.7. No wood burning except as a cutting tool.

12.8. Realism and creative postures, including legs, feet and creative bases are allowed.

12.9. Painting to the artist’s highest ability is allowed.

12.10. Final judging for projection and likeness to species will be evaluated from a minimum distance of eight feet.

12.11. IWCA Style Shorebird Categories

12.11.1. Curlews, godwits, and whimbrels

12.11.2. Willets and yellowlegs (both)

12.11.3. All plovers

12.11.4. All sandpipers including dunlins

12.11.5. Turnstones, knots, and dowitchers

12.11.6. Avocets and stilts

12.11.7. Other shorebirds

12.11.8. Wading birds

12.12. If there are three or more entries in a category that are the same species, a separate species class may be opened at the show’s discretion.

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