User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: that almost hurt.........

  1. #1
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    that almost hurt.........

    the wife and i went to the Ducks Unlimited banquet last night......they usually comp us a $50 couples ticket for the paper covering it.....so we usually wind up spending $$ since they dont ask the paper to underwrite anything.....usually the paper buys a "all in package" to get in on all of the in house drawings and raffles and such and my wife winds up bidding on artwork and i bid on scuptures and the like.......last night we walked out of there with a couple decoys from the live auction and a couple blankets my wife bid on in the silent auction.....however my wife was also bidding on a Terry Redline painting in the live auction......she had the bid at $600 and someone bid $625 and she didnt go any higher......she still aint sure if she is happy or mad that she didnt get it......really didnt have the $ but Redline had a stroke not long ago and is suffering from alshimers and isnt likely to do any more paintings.....anyways befre refreshments we walked out of there with a $350 bill...

    heres the decoys i picked up










    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  2. #2
    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lakewood, California, USA
    Posts
    1,253
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    VERY realistic! do you actually hunt duck or are they just for show? pretty either way...
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

    My Growlist

  3. #3
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    these are for display not hunting.....coulda got 2 or 3 dozen hunting decoys for what i paid for these two.......havent hunted waterfowl in 8 years but i support DU as they conserve large chunks of wetlands......thinking bout getting a duck stamp this year and jump shooting some out of the stock ponds where i hunt deer and elk
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  4. #4
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those are nice. I used to play around with woodcarving and sometimes thought about trying things like that, but I wasn't that good and wasn't motivated enough to make the effort to become that good. Since you're allergic to shotguns, are you going to shoot ducks at 500 yards with a 22-250?
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  5. #5
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    actually i borrowed my father in laws........sage grouse is on my list of priorities this year.....havent eaten pheasant or duck or goose in years either.......figure if i worry bout bird hunting this year its easier to focus on getting an elk for my daughter if im not hunting for horns.......
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  6. #6
    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia/Zone 7
    Posts
    10,335
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those are beautiful. Takes some work to carve them. I'd love to have some but not in my budget. Thank you for showing those.
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

  7. #7
    swords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Cernunnos Woods
    Posts
    8,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice looking ducks,are those carved in wood or some other material? Or did you say already and I missed it?
    I miss the Southwest Art Magazine Art show that used to be at a Radisson hotel downtown every summer. Since my mom is afraid to drive in the city (afraid of traffic) I always drove her and got to see the art show for free but they don't hold it anymore. I've noticed that the SW Art mag has really gone downhill too. I miss the paintings. I'm a sculptor myself but I really don't like Bronzes at all, I prefer realism like those ducks.

  8. #8
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the original was carved from wood than a mold was made and the ones i purchased are cast from those molds in some type of polymer and than hand painted IIRC.....street value they are bout $120 each......an original out of wood would be more
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •