PLEASE NOTE: The East Carolina Wildfowl Guild will *not* host a Carving Competition in 2017. We will send updates and additional information via email, the website, and social media.


The East Carolina Wildfowl Guild welcomes you to our website. The guild was formed to provide educational activities associated with wildlife art, conservation of wildlife resources and the preservation of the wildlife heritage that is so much a part of Eastern North Carolina.

Annually the guild holds the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and North Carolina Decoy Carving Championships in Washington, NC.

The official North Carolina Duck Stamp artwork is also chosen at our festival.


There is a gentalman that is interested in learning to carve in the Washington area is anyone would be willing to teach contact us for details. ...

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Arts of the Pamlico is trying to organize an arts festival for next year (February 2018). However, there will not be a carving competition as part of that show. We will keep you posted with regards to any decoy competitions that we might offer in the future. ...

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Great summer event. ...

We are incredibly fortunate to have such a distinct and rich culture and heritage in Core Sound. For 25 years, we are thankful to have had a home to preserve and celebrate our traditions and the connections that bind us. For all those who love Down East Carteret County, we hope you'll join us June 23 & 24 for a weekend that is not to be missed! For more details:

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