Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild

Who We Are

Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild (ODWG) is a loosely organized group of Oregon based wood carvers who enjoy carving, painting, and showing decoys and other wildfowl.

ODWG tries to meet at least once a month to share techniques, learn from each other, and work on individual projects. Each member of the Guild is encouraged but not required to conduct meeting presentations on subjects of interest to the members. Past presentations include bird anatomy, air brushing techniques, creating patterns, texturing, painting/burning feathers, and many other topics.

The Guild has a library of decoy and wildfowl carving books and patterns. We also have a small cache of paints and tools available for member use.

Our members participate in National and local shows where some have achieved well deserved recognition.

The Guild is primarily a group of carvers who enjoy their craft and who are happy to share their experience and skills.

Drop In

The Guild meets one Saturday each month at the Center 50+ located in Salem Oregon. Meeting hours are 9:00AM - 3:00PM. We collect $5.00 per meeting to pay for the use of the room and to purchase supplies.

We welcome anyone interested in decoy or wildfowl carving to visit during a meeting. New members are always welcome.

Recent Projects

Guild members enjoy working on team led or individual projects. Each member works at their own pace with group assistance and guidance to complete decoys and other wildfowl.

Group-led projects take several sessions to complete and throughout the process instructions and demonstrations are provided. Recent projects completed by Guild members include:

  • Golden Eye
  • Buffle Head
  • Shoveler
  • Green Heron
  • Wigeon
  • Common Loon

Meeting Schedule:

  • January 27 2018
  • February 24 2018
  • March 31 2018
  • April 28 2018
  • May 26 2018
  • June 30 2018
  • July 28 2018
  • August 18 2018
  • September 29 2018
  • October 27 2018
  • November 24 2018
  • December 29 2018

Upcoming Events:

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If you are a new or experienced wood carver come visit us at one of our meetings. We look forward to seeing you.