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Canvasback Duck Decoy
The Canvasback duck can be found gathering in huge rafts- close groupings of birds afloat on the water- on their coastal and inland wintering grounds. There they feed, rest and sleep, far from the shore. In recent years, the canvasback population has fallen sharply. This decline is due in part to overhunting; but far more damaging is the draining of the northern marshes in which the Canvasback usually nests.
4,500 signed and numbered editions. Certificate of authenticity.
14"L x 6-1/2"H
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About The Artist: Phil Galatas is a world class carver who has spent countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the bayous of his native Louisiana. Master Carver, Phil Galatas features preening and action poses. He grew up on the wildlife rich bayous of Louisiana and enjoyed countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the mashlands. He entered his first carving competition, the Gulf South Championship in 1977 earning a first place blue ribbon on the professional division. Phil received "Best in World" awards at the 1989, 1990, and 2002 Ward World Championships and was invited to the 2002 Sculptor International show in Atlanta. He now serves as a judge at the Ward World Championships. Each of our duck, loon and waterfowl decoys are world class. The traditional poses of the decoys are handcast, handpainted and have realistic accents such as feathering.