Master wood carver at sporting museum

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RANGELEY —  Master woodcarver Steve Brettell will be at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, from 11 a.m., to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30. Brettell has been carving decoys and shorebirds since the early 1980s. While he is best known for his bold sea duck and diver decoys, his shorebirds, birds of prey, turkeys, and upland birds are equally impressive. His carvings are considered works of art.

Brettell pays close attention to detail, carving and painting each bird so that it appears lifelike. He has served as an iconic figure in the decoy-carving world at both the local and national levels.

He received “Best of Show” at the New England Decoy Championship three years in a row and has won numerous times at the Ward World Championships.

OSHM is at the corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI:  please call 207-864-3091

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Snowy owl wood carving by Steve Brettell.

Red-tailed hawk carving by Steve Brettell.

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