The 37th Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show took place on March 19-20, 2016. The unique festival show featured artists, collectors, carvers, sculptors and photographers with variety of waterfowl related art, antiques and conservation exhibits.
A very popular free of charge activity at the show this year was youth decoy making. The Virginia Waterfowlers’ Association and Rappahannock Carvers & Collectors Guild in association with Fowl Foolers provided youths the opportunities to assemble and paint Gunning Style decoys to take home and use afield. The Guild provided Bufflehead decoys made from crabpot buoys. The Association provided Canada goose, Snow goose and Brant decoys made from foam bodies. Components from Fowlfoolers Decoys were used for the goose decoys. This type of activity has been very successful with 4H programs in the past five years.
Many of the youths enjoyed making their first decoy.