Chesapeake Gunning Decoys are the product of Ryan Wooster of Crisfield, Maryland. Ryan designs, carves, and paints custom working wildfowl hunting decoys in the Chesapeake Bay Gunning Style. Ryan hand carves and shapes each custom decoy from either wood, cork, or burlap using hatchets, draw knives, spokeshaves, and rasps making each decoy an individual work varying slightly with its own unique characteristics.
Available models include drake and hen decoys of Mallards, Pintails, Canvasbacks, Teal, Wood Ducks, Redheads, Blackducks, Brant, Canadian goose, Gadwall, Widgeon, Blue bill, Merganser, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Shoveller, Ring neck, Old sqaw, and Ruddy duck. Decoys are carved from wood, cork and burlap. Shorebirds mounted on driftwood are also available.