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 26 2019
  • February 23 2019
  • March 30 2019
  • April 27 2019
  • May 25 2019
  • June 29 2019
  • July 27 2019
  • August 24 2019
  • September 28 2019
  • October 26 2019
  • November 30 2019
  • December 28 2019

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.