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PHEASANTS FOREVER MAGAZINE | WINTER 2024
HUNTING FOR PERFECTION
Carving a bird, capturing a moment, creating magic
"One of my greatest accomplishments is so interwoven with the pheasant that I can't imagine the person I have become without the magnificent ringneck.
The pheasant deserves the credit for piquing my curiosity, changing my approach, stretching my perspective, driving my steadfast determination, forcing me to be – and stay – at my best and putting a smile on my face that will never, ever dim."
"For 13 years my goal was to earn the right to be at the masters division competing among the best in the world. A remarkable group of incredibly, talented individuals with and a love for carving and art. This year my goal was realized.
What made the 2023 competition even sweeter was three of my entries took first place in the songbird, upland game and birds of prey categories. Each of those then went on to win all three top awards for the advanced division. A clean sweep which is rarely done. I am so fortunate to be among such talented carvers."
Custom carvings – or commissions – include an original drawing of the sculpture, a one-of-a-kind, limited edition book that includes images of each step of the creation of the sculpture and the final sculpture. My goal is to exceed expectations each and every time.
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