Category: Turkey, Wild
This piece demonstrates some better carving techniques than the other bird. The competition in this level is very intense and this represents my first award at this level.
It is available for purchase and may be seen at the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company.
Meleagris gallopavo silvestris
The turkey is the largest of North American game birds. It was nominated to be the National Bird by Ben Franklin. It has recently seen a resurgence in the Northeast.
This 1/4 sized piece is of tupelo, the base is a maple burl. The carving was awarded the Best of Category(Upland Game Bird Miniatures);The Best in Division(All Miniature Entries); and The Best Of Show(All Entries in the Intermediate Class) in the 2006 Ward Museum World Carving Championship in Ocean City MD. It is in a private collection.