EXAMPLE : Rappahannock Gunning Decoy Division Rules:
Carving Rules;
-Wood and cork only
-No side pockets
-Primaries may be raised and undercut as long as they are not fragile.
-Lower mandible may be carved.
-No open bills.
-No detailed bills, nostrils or nails are allowed.
Painting Rules;
-No air brushing allowed.
-Major feather groups paint schemes must be simplistic.
-No feather splits or definitions other than outlining may be used.
-Stippling may be used to prevent hard lines.
-Tick marks may be painted on heads.
-Nail and nostril may be painted.
-Vermiculation may only be done with a fan brush, by tapping only.

EXAMPLE: Carved mandible only

EXAMPLE: Chesapeake Bay Style Decoy Division Rules:
Carving Rules;
-Decoys must be made of wood, cork, carved foam, or stretched canvas.
-Undercut areas, wingtips, tails and necks must not be fragile.
-Inserts may be used.
-Feather splits may be carved.
-Detail carving of the bill is allowed.
Painting Rules;
-No restrictions on painting except as previously noted in General Rules

EXAMPLE: No Side Pockets

EXAMPLE : Rappahannock Gunning Decoys


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EXAMPLE: Chesapeake Bay Style Decoys

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