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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.

Inserting glass eyes in a decoy…

Took a little time to video the process of inserting glass eyes into a decoy. In this example, I am inserting Tohickon glass eyes into a goldeneye drake. Materials used: #123 10 MM blended yellow aspheric eyes from Tohickon ( 2-part … Continue reading

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Finding some springtime birds here on Cape Ann.

Kira and I have been hitting the Cape Ann woods. Snow is still on the ground, but some new birds are showing up too.

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Here are a few shots of a goldeneye decoy I’ve been working on lately, part of a larger rig that I am making for myself. The bird is Maine white cedar and hollowed. I plan to paint this bird with … Continue reading

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Memories of Bird Dogs and Old Friends

A new piece for the Bird Dog section of the blog on recollections of bird dogs and time spent with an old friend. Hope you are getting out in the woods with your furry hunting companions. Spring is close!

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Hello and Welcome to Tidewater Decoys!

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 … Continue reading

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