Outdoor News
March 5, 2010


Minnesota author, Doug Lodermeier has put together the most interesting and complete book ever published detailing Minnesota’s rich duck decoy carving history. At more than 700 pages, “Minnesota’s Duck Decoys: Yesterday’s and Today’s Folk Artists” tells the stories of nearly every decoy maker in the state.

The book is the result of more than 20 years of research. Lodermeier used various sources to compile these never before told stories, some of which date back to the 1880s. This title is really a history book that documents carvers from the market-hunting era to the giants of the industry such as Herter’s. In great detail, the entire history of duck decoy carving has finally been told.

Along with stories about specific carvers, their decoys, and some historic perspective, the book solves many mysteries and debunks myths about Minnesota’s carvers and their decoys. The book also is loaded with thousands of color photos as well as vintage pictures that further detail Minnesota’s duck carving history.


This definitive book by Doug Lodermeier covering great Minnesota decoy carvers of the past and present is filled with never-before published information and it is a must for any waterfowl enthusiast or collector of wildfowl decoys and collectibles.

For more information or to purchase a copy of Minnesota’s Duck Decoys: Yesterday’s and Today’s Folk Artists, go to the web at www.dougandpaul.com or call (612) 922-9674.