Volunteers in attendance at the Alaska DU awards banquet and state meeting on March 15-16, 2014, voted upon the Alaska Sponsor Print and State Decoy for the 2014-15 banquet season.
The winning Sponsor Print is a pair of canvasbacks by artist Daniel Allard, of Ohio. This is the second year that Daniel has entered the Alaska DU sponsor print competition. Another of Daniel’s pieces was chosen for next year’s the Ohio sponsor print. Congratulations, Daniel, and thanks for your support of DU!
The 2014-15 Alaska DU State Collector decoy is the northern shoveller. This antiqued-style, hand-made, wooden decoy by Charles Jobes is the third in a series of five Alaska dabbling ducks. The first two decoys in the series were the mallard and pintail. Charles is a great supporter of DU, and we are proud to feature his work for our state decoys.