The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys, by Edited by Joe Engers
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- ISBN: 9781585741205 | 1585741205
- Cover: Trade Book
- Copyright: 7/1/2000
A wildfowl decoy is a workingman's tool, a functional object that hunters use to lure game within range. A wildfowl decoy is also a work of art, a painted sculpture, a portrait of a bird, and an expression of an artist's skill and imagination."The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys" presents decoys in the most sensible and comprehensive way: by region, with each discussed by a recognized expert on that geographic area. Thus, the entire range of decoys is covered, from Canada down the Atlantic Coast, inland along streams and rivers to Louisiana, up the Mississippi to the Great Lakes, and across to California and Oregon.Also included are chapters on European decoys, how they were made, and how to go about collecting them. In addition there's a list of public collections of decoys, a detailed bibliography, a record of top auction prices, maps of waterfowl flyways, and a thorough index.