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


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


2014 Puget Sound Open Details Available

The contest details and rules for the 2014 Puget Sound Open are now available. You can see the full rules, including some new contests and bird details for the individual contests like the Washington State DU and Muskrat division here: 2014 Puget Sound Open details 

As a quick reminder for everyone, this year's event will take place on May 10th at the same venue as last year, Holiday Sports in Burlington, WA.

Check out the details for this years show, plan on joining us for the day, if you haven't already done so, start carving.