[CT Birds] Northeast Waterfowl Festival is next Weekend.

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Mon Sep 3 08:51:56 EDT 2012

This is always a great event!

For Photos of past years' festivals:


Please Join Us! The Northeast Waterfowl Festival, Dedicated to the promotion of conservation, wildlife and the outdoors, this festival is has many great events!
Hosted by Cabela's of East Hartford Ct. September 8&9 2012
This fun family event is free! Here is a list of some of the events you can expect to see;

Come see some of the worlds best carved decoys, bird carvings and wildlife art entered in the decoy show & carving competition.  Artist compete for cash and prizes. Watch the judging of the Big Sky Carvers Award, a $2,500.00 First place purchase award.
CWA Bob Harris Memorial $500.00 First place
Sugar Pine Awards and the Cabela's Peoples Choice Award and many more.

This year the festival also includes flat art and wildlife photography.
Vote for your favorite.

Come and enter the fish and waterfowl taxidermy competition for awards and prizes sponsored by Research Mannequins!

Award ceremonies for Carving, art and Taxidermy competitions at 4pm Sunday<https://ch1prd0710.outlook.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx> hosted under the tent!

Enter the Duck and Goose calling competition on Sunday and test your skills for bragging rights and top prizes sponsored by ZINK Calls  This event starts at 11:00<https://ch1prd0710.outlook.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>.

Jennifer Broom and friends  will be preforming and demonstrating champion training with dog and puppy shows all weekend on the pond!

Visit champion carvers Ashley Gray
and Al Jordan.

Come see the Federal Duck Stamp and Federal Junior Duck Stamp Displays. Visit the the many conservation groups, exhibitors, vendors, outfitters, guides, product reps, artist and displays.

Come see the incredible USFWS Silvio O. Conte "Wow Express" traveling exhibit, Connecticut Waterfowl Association, Audubon Connecticut and their birds of prey, Beardsley Zoo with live animals, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and the live mascots.  Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Association  and more.

Join us Saturday evening<https://ch1prd0710.outlook.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx> enjoy a fun filled night at Margaritas for the Ducks Unlimited Party. Starting at Six after the show!

Festival discount offered at the Ramada Inn of East Hartford
(860) 528-9611<tel:%28860%29%20528-9611>
Mention Waterfowl Festival code:

For additional information please contact:
 waterfowlfestival at gmail.com<mailto:waterfowlfestival at gmail.com>

Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)264-5098 x308

Fax: (203)264-6332

pcomins at audubon.org
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