For Thirteen consecutive years Pat Godin competed in the World Class shootin’ Rig Category at the Ward World Championship Competition. In those years he had six top three placements including a World title in 2001 with a rig featuring a Black Duck pair and a Black Duck/ Mallard Hybrid. In Volume Four of his popular series Championship Waterfowl Patterns Pat has made available the patterns for twelve of those Shootin’ Rigs. These designs can be used for simple gunning decoys or for very refined decorative decoys.
Volume Four features:
Five information packed pages of instructional material with discussions about:
– Designing a Shootin’ Rig Decoy
– Durable Design and Construction
– Painting Techniques for Gunning Decoys (textural effects, combed vermiculation, three dimensional painting)
36 color photos of the World Shootin’ Rig Decoys made from these patterns
36 detailed patterns with interesting variations in pose and attitude
The species covered in Volume Four are the Northern Pintail, Mallard, Black Duck, American Wigeon, Eurasian Wigeon, Canvasback, Common Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Greater Bluebill, White-winged Scoter, and the Red-breasted Merganser.
Bibliography, Sources for Supplies, Related Internet Links
Photographs of carving and painting tools
Pat Godin will personally autograph your copy of Volume Four