News and Events

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

For the complete rules and regulations for the 11th Annual Kent Hood Memorial Core Sound Hunting Rig of Six, please click here. For the complete rules and regulations for the 2017 Superior Decoy Craftsmanship Competition, please click here. For the complete rules and regulations for the 2017

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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 Camp Canvasback Scholarship

The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, located in the heart of downeast Carteret County, one of America’s most storied and historic waterfowling areas, strives to perpetuate the art of decoy carving through various educational programs for adults and youths. To continue this mission, the Core Sound Decoy

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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. It should come as no surprise that Harkers Island native James Lewis knew how to pilot a boa long before he learned how to drive a car.  After all, living off the waters

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Events, Updates or Corrections

If you know of any upcoming events that the Carver’s Guild will be involved send us an email so we can get it on the website. Also if you see any corrections that need to be made or any updates not currently posted let us know and

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