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Thursday
Apr052018

2018 Decoy Event Planned for May 5

WA Brant Foundation will host our annual fundraiser celebration with the 2018 Puget Sound Open Decoy Carving Competition, featuring entries from across the U.S.  Special guests include nationally recognized carvers Rob Capriola from CA and Marty Hanson from Wisconsin.  Both will bring works to display and be available to visit. Also attending will be expert Mike Miller with his books documenting the history of west coast decoys. Competition classes include Novice, Pro, a special Mini, and the DU state championship. Other displays will include WA Waterfowl Assn mounted birds, Skagit Muzzle Loaders Antique Firearms, Live Raptors, and various decoy related vendors.  Food available.  Judging ongoing until noon, then awards, live auction of decoys and related items, and sponsor gun raffle. Entries check in at 9am.

 

NEW LOCATION:  Event will be at Maiben Park, 1011 Greenleaf Avenue,  Burlington, WA 98233    This new venue features a picturesque city park with a covered picnic shelter and open area surrounded by large Cedar trees.  A peaceful spot at the east end of town in Burlington accessed by way of Exit 230 (same as last year) from I-5.

 

Entries: Kurt Benson  425-231-6497  

Info: Chris Straiter  626-827-2242  or  Maynard Axelson  360-202-0415

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