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Here is the latest news and updates from the Washington Brant Foundation.


2015 Contest and Rule Details

The 2015 rules and contest details and now available.

We've made some interesting changes to the rules and available contests this year.  In some cases we've eliminated some rules to allow more flexibility and creativity from the carver. For the working class decoys, we're also adding some strict distance for judging requirements in an effort to embrace and support the roots of the working decoy.

There are also a few differnet contests being offered this year so be sure to check out the details.

You can visit the Contest Details Page here.


Sneak Peak at the Feature Specie Class

Pictured below are three early entries for 2014. Each year we have a Feature Specie Class that attracts spectacular birds from some of the best carvers all across the U.S. This is the year of the Harlequin, considered by many one of the most beautiful and seldom seen waterfowl.  

As our tradition, the first to come forward to sponsor this year’s Harlequin class, will end up owning the “Feature Champion”.



2014 Puget Sound Open Flyer



Gary Fisher and David Hagerbaumer 2014 Scholarships

WBF is awarding two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing a career in wildlife management, with an emphasis on waterfowl. This is a special promotion in memory of late members Gary Fisher and David Hagerbaumer. Both were distinguished veterans with a long history of selfless mentoring and promoting waterfowl conservation. Applications due June 30, 2014. Details can be found in the education – scholarship section of our website. 


Decoy Carving and Painting Classes for Beginners

The Washington Brant Foundation, in parternership with Burlington Parks and Recreation, are pleased to be offering a beginner to intermediate course on decoy carving. During this 5 week event, you'll carve and paint your own green-winged teal from cork and wood, and finish it with oil paint. The class is open to all ages 10 and up.

Time is running out so please sign up soon. Call (360) 755-9649 or contact