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      The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

      I've been wanting to go see the museum for a number of years, and we finally made the trip to see it this past Sunday. The museum is located in Salisbury, MD, whihc is about an hour and a half drive, and I can say it was well worth the trip. The main focus of the museum is wildfowl decoys that were used by hunters not only on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but of carvers all over North America.

      I was blown away by the artistry of the decoys on display, many of which were actually made to function as actual hunting decoys. The judging of these decoys involves how well they perform on the water.

      The link will take you to pictures I shot during our visit. And let's just say the pictures truly don't do these pieces of art justice!

      Ward Museum - Barry Gunning

      A link to the Ward Museums website:

      The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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      They are wonderful. We have two made by a local artist that have been in competition around here. There are fish decoy carvings too, a friend of the OH used to make those.
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      I don't hunt so it's difficult to appreciate them from that perspective. As works of art - they are amazing. The Snowy Owl is breathtaking.
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      Went there long ago...thanks for the memory.

      It's amazing to see how lifelike those carvings are.
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      Beautiful work. I liked the puffins. I’d be curious if anyone has ever done a turkey vulture. Not the prettiest up close, but so lovely to watch when soaring in the sky.

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