Hello and Welcome to Tidewater Decoys!

Decoy carver Nathan Grace carving an eide decoy at the Connecticut Waterfowler's Show.

Shaping an eider decoy with drawknife

Welcome to our little workshop on the Web. This site is dedicated to traditional decoys, their history and use, materials, how to carve and finish a decoy, and we’ll feature some stories and photos from waterfowl hunts throughout the fall and winter.

We will also feature a number of topics aside from decoys. I enjoy being in the outdoors and I like to write about my experiences and share them with family and friends. I grew up on the north shore of Massachusetts and still live there today. Many of the subjects you’ll find here will be based on fishing and fowling, messing about in wooden boats, tromping through the woods, and cooking fish and wild game. I have four wonderful children (including a new born son), and the most loving and understanding wife a guy could ask for. You’ll see them in my posts and articles from time to time.

I hope that you will find some value and inspiration from the stories, photos, and “How Tos” that will appear on these pages over the next few months. I fully expect that there will be some good dialog and sharing of knowledge here, and I hope that we can form a community around our common love for the outdoors, chasing wild critters, and sharing our experiences with one another.

Enjoy!
Nathan

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About tidewaterdecoys

I hunt and fish, carve decoys, and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. My greatest satisfaction comes from sharing my experiences with friends and family. I am a writer and editor by trade, and have worked in the publishing and communications fields for the last 13 years.
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3 Responses to Hello and Welcome to Tidewater Decoys!

  1. HankShaw says:

    Welcome to the wild and wooly world of blogging, Nate! You will find it a ton of work, but even more fun.

    • Thanks, Hank. Have to admit, I got the blog bug from reading your food blog. I am trying to do more writing these days, and this blog/site will hopefully be a good outlet for that. The site is still very much a work in progress, but I am working on some new material, photos, etc. Stay tuned!

      Hey, know any good recipes for snapping turtle?

  2. Mom says:

    Wonderful! I am so glad you are doing this for you!

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