What's Happening: 

The 2020 Term Year: 

The L.I.D.C.A will be having its November and December meetings at a new location!

The new location is the VFW Post 8300 located at 330 N. Dunton Ave. East Patchogue.


We are permitted a maximum of 50 attendees. Masks must be worn. Meetings are Wednesday, November 11 and December 9. As of now, we are planning that the December 9 meeting will be our annual Christmas/holiday party. Meetings are 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Please mark your calendar.


 The South Shore Waterfowlers will be having their 40th annual duck boat show

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 to 3:00 pm. New location this year, it will be at the VFW Post 8300 located at 330 N. Dunton Avenue in East Patchogue. Masks must be worn. Admission is $5.00. Children 12 and under are free. For more info visit sswa.org. Venders interested in attending contact Curt at 631-661-0379 spots are $30 each. If you need a table, one can be rented for an additional $10.00 each.

   Please bring canned goods or non-perishable items for annual food drive.  



The Connecticut Decoy Boys are having a duck decoy swap meeting at JB Williams Park on Neipsic Rd. in Glastonbury Ct. Saturday, October 24th, 2020.  Event will take place rain or shine outside under a pavilion. Decoy enthusiasts can meet new collectors, carvers and friends.  Covid 19 protocols will be in place that limits attendance to 100 people. Masks are mandatory. Complimentary gloves & sanitizer will be available. Member parking is in woods near pavilion.  Non members & new members must park in the lower parking lot and walk into the sight (about a hundred yard walk).  There is a $5.00 membership fee at door.  Follow the signs. 

Call Tom Reiley, 860-324-4001, see you there. 


We do not make any guarantees about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. It is provided as a courtesy. Any action you take upon the information in this newsletter is strictly at your own risk. The LIDCA will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with use of this information. 


LIDCA Meeting Show & Tell Schedule for upcoming months 

November 11, 2020     Pintails, David Ward and Babylon

Visiting The Ward Museum


The LIDCA maintains a permanent display cabinet at the Ward Foundation Museum in Salisbury, MD as a means of providing ongoing visibility for our organization.  This is a great opportunity for our Long Island stories as this is a location that receives a high volume of traffic throughout the year as well as the Foundation hosting several special events in any given year.

We have hosted revolving exhibits for several years now and will continue to do so with any number of our members spearheading this effort in the past.  On October 23, 2018, member Craig Kessler traveled to Salisbury to deliver a scaled down version of our exhibit from the March 2017 LIDCA annual show, “ON THE FALLING TIDE-THE STORY OF TRADITIONAL BLACK DUCK GUNNING ON LI’s SOUTH SHORE”.


The abbreviated display consists of 14 black duck decoys spanning the south shore from Seaford in the west to Moriches in the east.  Examples include works from Gruby Verity, Jimmy Ketcham, Lem Tucker, Wilbur A. Corwin, George Robert, Reginald Smith, and others.  Also included are two pieces of flat art, “Black Ducks the Old Way” by Peter Corwin which depicts south bay grass boats owned by original LIDCA members Bud Ward and Ronnie Bauer, and the first stamp print artwork of the Long Island Wildfowl and Wetlands League from 1977.  The display is rounded out with several display boards prepared by Steve Sanford that were also part of our 2017 show.


2019 August Picnic Photos

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