What's Happening: 

The 2022 Term Year: 


Jan. 29

14th annual Susquehanna Flats Vintage Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show to be held at the Level Fire Hall in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Contact: Pat Vincenti at (410) 734-6238 or Chuck Usilton at (410) 378-3528. 





Feb. 18-20

40th annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition to be held throughout the town of Charleston, South Carolina. Decoy dealers and vintage exhibit at the Charleston Marriott. Contact: Maggie Howell at (843) 723-1748 or visit www.sewe.com.


Feb. 19

2nd annual Jim Pierce Decoy and Sportsman's Show to be held at the Minker Banquet Hall in Perryville, Maryland. Contact: J.K. Pierce at (443) 966-0312 or donediggin7@comcast.net.


Feb. 25-27

Winter “Sportsman’s Auction” by Barfield’s to be held at their auction facility in Hallwood, Virginia. Contact: Zeb Barfield at (757) 824-4698 or visit www.zebsauctions,com.





March 5


50th Annual Antique Decoy, Fishing & Sporting Collectibles Show, Saturday 9am - 4pm

IBEW Union Hall  370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Hauppauge, NY 

Attendance or Vendor information contact Ben Sohm (516) 776-4721 , Tim Sieger (631) 537-0153, Dick Richardson (631) 475-4199 or the website 





March 4-5

The Winter Sale by Copley Fine Art Auctions to be held online-only with phone and absentee bidding to be held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Contact: Copley Fine Art Auctions at (617) 536-0030 or visit their website at www.copley.com



March 11-12

Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Contact: Roger Ludwig at (920) 428-3765 or rogfuzz@charter,net.



March 12

Back Bay/Knotts Island Waterfowl Festival to be held at the Creeds Ruritan Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact: Chris Ludford at (757) 663-6970 or (757) 408-1942.


March 18-20

41st annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show to be held at the White Stone Firehouse in Whitestone, Virginia. Contact: Pat Bruce at (804) 435-6355 or patbruce@rrws.org.


March 26-27

Delmarva Heritage Days to be held at the Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Contact: Delmarva Discovery Museum at (410) 957-9933 or visit www.delmarvadiscoverymuseum.org.




April 7-9

East Coast Decoy Collectors Buy, Sell and Swap Meet to be held at the St. Michaels Inn in St. Michaels, Maryland. Contact: Kevin Peel at (410) 937-2218 or kevin.peel1@gmail.com.


April 23

4th annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival to be held at the Berkley Barn in Ocracoke, North Carolina. Contact: John Simpson at (509) 930-4988 or decoysjohn@gmail.com.


April 26-30

55th annual North American Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show to be held at the Westin Lombard in Lombard, Illinois. Contact: Jeff Seregny at (586) 530-6586.

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.


2021 August Picnic Photos

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