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Mallard Drake Duck Decoy
The Mallard is probably the best known and most abundant wild duck in the northern hemisphere . The Mallard has been readily domesticated because of its palatable flesh and is the ancestor of most every breed of domestic duck. Completely circumpolar, the wild Mallard breeds across much of Asia and Europe and some flocks in these regions winter as far south as Africa and India. In North America, the Mallard summers across most of Canada and the United States, and its winter range extends far into Central America.
4,500 signed and numbered editions. Certificate of authenticity.
15" L x 6"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.