Image Size: 13 x 18 in.
Acrylic on Board
Placd 2nd in LA Duck Stamp Contest 2000
|To me, the Canvasback is the most powerful and appealing of the duck varieties. I'll
never forget the January day in the mid 60's when I was in my blind on Six-Mile Lake
in the Atchafalaya Basin. I was alone on the lake on the last day of duck season. In
the distance about a half mile away I could see a large flock of cans over the
Atchafalaya River. I started calling, and to my surprise the flock began to come
towards me. Before I knew it they were circling my decoy spread with the sound of
wings breaking wind, getting lower with each pass. After about five passes over my
spread of 75 decoys, the flock of around 300 cans dropped into my decoys like a jet
plane with much noise and splashing of water. What a thrill!