The Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild

                               About Us

The Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated not only to the preservation of Louisiana wetlands, but the tradition of decoy carving, which is part of the culture of southern Louisiana. Decoy carving is one of the first truly American art forms & Louisiana has always been at the forefront of this tradition.

Modern Decoys

Modern decoy carving began approximately 50 years ago when carvers and collectors realized that their creations served more than a utilitarian purpose; they were true works of art.  This began not only the desire to create more lifelike carvings, but to see who was best.   Again, Louisiana was at the forefront with early innovators like Jimmy Vizzier, Tan Brunet, Charles & Ruddy Hutchison and many more.



Newsletters 2016
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Contact Information

Gene Hebert


LWCCG mailing address:
P.O. Box 7596
Metairie, Louisiana 70010-7596

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Guild News

The Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild invites you to attend and to participate in our Annual 39th Wildfowl Festival to be held October 1st – October 2nd 2016. This year our festival honors Gene Hebert our member of the year for 2014.

For latest festival information: 2016 Festival Program, Boy Scout information, Competition Rules Book, competition entry forms and more information click here

Our 2016 Competition rules book also includes carving, fine arts and photography entry forms, vendor applications, lodging information, etc.

Our History

LWCCG, now over 40 years old, was the second show in the country dedicated to this art form. There are more World Champion and Master Carvers from Louisiana than any other state.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and almost brought this organization to an end.  Approximately three fourths of the officers and board members lost their homes and belongings to Katrina, many of whom moved out of state. While Katrina had taken our homes and property, we were not willing to let it take our culture. After three years, we realized that this organization and the Louisiana culture which it supports was too important to let fail. While it has been a difficult struggle to re-organize, things are finally falling into place.

37th Annual LWCCG Competition Results

The LWCCG held its 37th Festival and Competition at the Castine Center in Pelican Park in Mandeville, Louisiana on October 4th and 5th. Hundreds of carvers from across the country competed for over $40,000 in prize money in various categories. 

To view the 2014 Competition results click here.

To view the 2014 Festival pictures click here. 

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