WILDLIFE ART GALLERY
Welcome to the Duck Blind Wildlife Gallery.
We invite you to take a leisurely stroll through our cyber exhibition
hall and visit the different displays featuring “Hand Crafted” Decoys by
Master Carver Willy McDonald. Willy is a consistent blue ribbon winner
on today's show circuit with many Best of Show awards to his credit
including the Ohio Decoy Carving and Collecting show, North American
Decoy Championship, North Western Michigan Decoy Show, The New Orleans
“Best in the Gulf” Championship and The Ward Foundation's “Chesapeake
Challenge". In 2007 Willy McDonald was honored with the prestigious
Michigan Heritage award for his contributions in fostering and
preserving the Decoy Carving Arts.
Drake Canvasback Decoy
The Drake Canvasback is considered by most hunters to be the King of ducks. This Willy McDonald decoy captures the regal essence of the Canvasback from the beautiful red eye to the soft vermiculation of the back. Carved out of Cork and Basswood, this decoy will be the highlight in your rig or on your shelf.
Drake Redhead Decoy
The Redhead was the subject for Willy’s
video series on Decorative Decoy carving and creating a superb “Gunner”
was a natural offshoot from that teaching series. By incorporating a
realistic paint scheme, this basic hunting decoy captures the essence of
the Redhead in every way. This Redhead decoy pattern was used in Willy's
2011 Carving Classes and was also featured in the Michigan Out of Doors
TV show with Jenny Olson.
Drake Mallard Decoy
The Mallard is usually the mainstay of
every rig of decoys. This Mallard from Willy's rig is hand carved from
High Density Cork with a Basswood head. It is highly painted utilizing
Hand and Airbrushing techniques to duplicate the field identification of
a beautiful Drake Mallard.
Diver hunting usually requires many
blocks with majority of the set made up of Bluebill (Scaup) decoys. This
carving of a Greater Scaup is a perfect example the Bluebills that Willy
McDonald hunts over. It is a beauty in form and paint.
Here is another fun diver duck to hunt.
Known for their Whistling wings the Drake Common Goldeneye is a
beautiful Duck. Hunting them successfully depends on bringing the birds
in close and it takes a good decoy to do this.
The Ringneck Duck is one of Willy’s
favorite species to hunt and carve. The distinctive Head shape and bill
coloration take this decoy beyond the ordinary Black and white block.
This would be a great addition to a Diver “Rig” or on the shelf.
Drake Blue-winged Teal
Willy's first Best of Show was with a
decorative Blue-winged teal. Here is an example of a Drake Blue-winged
right from Willy's gunning rig. It is slightly larger than lifesize.
Drake Cinnamon Teal
Another beautiful Teal is the Cinnamon.
This little teal frequents the West Coast and is highly prized as a
trophy to hunters visiting the Pacific Flyway. The distinctive areas of
color along with a red eye make this a beautiful collectible decoy .
Drake Wood Duck
Willy has probably carved more Wood Ducks
then any other species. With beautiful color and distinctive shape the
Wood Duck wins the beauty contest every time. If you are looking for
You can receive ordering information on Gallery items by clicking here. Please include the items that you are interested in, and we will contact you by email with ordering instructions and address any questions you may have regarding the Artwork.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card. We also accept PayPal as payment. Just send an email listing the products that you would like to purchase, along with your PayPal address, and we will send you a PayPal invoice. We will also accept personal checks with pre-approval. Some Decoys will require a lead-time for completion.
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