Welcome to Chesapeake Gunning Decoys, your place for custom working wildfowl hunting decoys carved and painted in the Chesapeake Bay Gunning Style.  All decoys are hand carved and shaped using hatchets, draw knives, spokeshaves, and rasps.  Our decoys are made one at a time and utilize timeless methods of construction using the best materials available.  Each decoy is an individual work varying slightly with its own unique characteristics.  We at Chesapeake Gunning Decoys strive to create the best decoys possible.


 2011 Ward Museum

Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo 

Chesapeake Challenge Competition Winner!


Shorebirds (Oyster Catcher, Avocet, Stilt) Category:

1st Place

(On display at the Ward Museum in Salisbury, Maryland through March 2012)


Shorebirds Overall Best in Category:

3rd Place (Oyster Catcher)


Shorebirds (Curlew, Whimbrel, Godwits) Category:

Honorable Mention


Marsh Ducks (Pintail) Category:

Honorable Mention