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2019 Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show Report

by Donald Baiar

The 2019 32nd annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA stands as the most successful and we 11 attended show in our 32-year history due to a great effort and fresh ideas from our Feather and Quill Carvers Club. 103 carver artists entered and displayed 460 impressive entries. The tables were full, even crowded with a variety of new contests, divisions and purchase awards that stimulated a lot of new interest and participation. Even more new ideas are being discussed for continued improvement next year so stay tuned to our website for updates through the year.

The Byrn Watson Memorial Best of Show honors went to Randy Hansen from Des Moines, Iowa for a stunningly detailed miniature scene of a wild Turkey creeping through the wood lot. The coveted Carvers Choice Award was taken by Leonard Rousseau’s fine Scaup from Kneeland, CA, and our own Richard Speck won People’s Choice with his outstanding Northwest Native American Mask, a new division this year. Ron Lunde of Kennewick, WA. Cascade Carvers Supply took Chairman’s Choice Award for his stunning articulated Wolf Mask and Jennifer Wright of Hamilton MT earned the amateur carver Will Hayden Memorial Award for her Lazuli Bunting. Our own Susette Wilson’s fine Saw Whet Owl took the Mayor’s Award. and the Water Resources Center Award Team loved Beaufort, NC carver Water Gas kill’s Drake Woodie. Andrew Speer from Polson, MT nailed down the Helen Foster Memorial Songbird Award for a novice Red-breasted Nuthatch.

In the purchase award categories Mark Strucko from Raleigh, NC took the $2500 Geraldine M. Lynch Award for his world class Goldeneye. Walter Gaskill won the Mid-Columbia Marine and Motor Sports $1000 Award for a great Woodie Drake, The Dr. Lyon Best of NW $1500 Award went to Tom Jones from Kirkland, WA for his winning Yellow-breasted Chat and the Emerick Construction Co. $1000 Award was also won by Walter Gaskill for his top rate Pintail Drake. The Feather and Quill $500 Award went to Jerry Harris for a wonderfully rendered style Pintail, and his Ringneck Drake won the Duck’s Unlimited Purchase Award.

The new Charles Bergman Mallard Contest was won by our own Rick Pass from Astoria, OR. Our deadly serious but fun Sunday afternoon 6-inch Mini Decoy Trade Event was bagged by Donald Baiar in first, Tom Jones second and Jerry Harris third for the best Hooded Merganser drake. Next year’s species in this event is the Gadwall drake. The IWCA sponsored and CFWS hos ted Working Decoy Championship event was won by a Mallard drake by Wade Kelly from Arroyo Grande, CA.

Go to our website for all show information updates photos, and forms for our 33rd annual 2020 show.

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Come enter Vancouver’s CFWS next year.

Contact: Donald Baiar: or JoAnne Watson:

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