News and Events

30th Anniversary Calendars

We have amazing 30th Anniversary calendars for sale in addition to the commemorative items….calendars are $15 each and will be available at the monthly Guild meetings and the Festival!   Huge thanks to Gordon Allen for his fantastic photography, and to a TON of others that contributed! Thank

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30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival LIVE AUCTION – UPDATED with FINAL AUCTION PRICES!!

The 30th Annual Decoy Festival Live Auction was a great success!  Please see the link below for Final Auction prices!  Thank you to everyone who came out to bid!!  Please click here for the 2017 Festival Auction Catalog! Please click here for Final Auction Prices!

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Core Sound Huntress Class, August 5th and 6th, 2017

On August 5th and 6th, 2017, the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild held a different kind of summer class….dubbed the Core Sound Huntress class, this two day event was for ladies only!  Ladies from as far away as Maryland and Alabama traveled to Harkers Island to learn

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Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild 30th Anniversary….Commemorative Case Knife and Council Carving Hatchet

We sure have a lot going on for the 30th Anniversary of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, so here’s a summary of all of the exciting news and happenings!   The Guild is offering a GREAT selection of commemorative items for sale to help celebrate the

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2017 Summer Classes – Jamie Hand Class, July 22nd and 23rd – UPDATED!!!

The JP Hand class was a SMASHING success and a FUN weekend full of fantastic decoys, great fellowship and good  food! THANK YOU to Jamie for sharing his talent and thank you to all of the participants and to all those who helped out over the weekend!

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11th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six, 2017 Superior Decoy Craftsmanship Competition, 2017 IWCA Style Decoy Championship, and the Carolina Decoy Collectors Association -June 24th, 2017 – UPDATED!!

In case you missed an awesome day….. Here are the results (and photos) from the 11th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six Competition held June 24th, 2017!! Winner: Robbie Robertson, Greensboro, NC (blackheads) Second place overall: Jack Gardner, Beaufort, NC (brant) Third place

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LOON DAY 2017 – UPDATED

Loon Day 2017 was a FANTASTIC day!  Here’s a little recap for those who could not attend…..                          Congratulations to the winners of the waterfowl competition: 1st – Patrick Bearden, black duck 2nd – Graham White, redhead 3rd – William Lee Sauls, coot 4th – Monty Willis, ruddy

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2017 Year at a Glance – Annual Guild Events

Here’s a list of Guild events for the year!  Summer classes/workshops have not yet been scheduled, so please check back for those dates.  If you are interested in attending Kids Carving and Painting, please call the Guild building the Thursday before to confirm that it will be

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2017 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest – UPDATED!!! Check out the NEW poster!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Dereck Lewis, the winner of the 2017 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest!!!  It was a VERY close competition this year with so many wonderful entries from talented artists!  Thank you to everyone that participated!   Here’s the 30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster

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James Lewis

James Lewis

The 2017 Featured Carver is James Lewis of Harkers Island, NC, and the featured bird is a Barrow’s Goldeneye.  Pictured below is a hand-carved Barrow’s Goldeneye made by Featured Carver James Lewis.  This amazing decoy will be awarded to one of the lucky raffle ticket winners!  Read

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