April 04, 2019

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Looking for a decoy show to go to in April?

The National Decoy Show at Pheasant Run in St. Charles Illinois is just around the corner starting April 23rd thru the 27th.  Filled with fun events and lots of things to see if you like vintage, as well as contemporary, decoys, calls, advertising, and a lot of other collectibles.  If you get a chance, come on out and join us~  Hope to see you there!   For more information see flyer below or visit their link: http://www.nadecoycollectors.org/index.html 

2018 Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show, Utica Illinois

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- September 23rd, 2018.  Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, just off Interstate 80 South of Starved Rock State Park. View full article →
April 11, 2016

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Annual Midwest Decoy Show- April 18th - 23rd, 2016

The annual show is just around the corner, come see us for a large selection of decoys as well as other hunting and fishing collectibles.  Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, we're in a different room this year.  We'll be in room 3206 Monday thru Thursday with our door open ready to buy, sell, trade, and give free appraisals.  Friday and Saturday we'll be set up in the Mega Center.  Hope to see you there. Click on this link for the show agenda: agenda  

Show review - 2015

We'd like to thank all the vendors, and especially everybody that took the time to come out to the show in Utica this year.  It was good to see everybody, and nice to see several new vendors this year to join in the fun.  We're already starting to make plans for next years event, more and likely going to be the same place and same time of year since it worked out well this year.  In closing, just want to share a story that we will both remember for quite some time.  A young man came in to the show with his father this year and walked around looking at all the decoys for quite some time.  After the 2nd or 3rd visit to our table, and after continually looking at the Illinois River Style decoys, he came back to our table.  Dad looked at him and said, "you keep coming back to this table, well-- what are you going to do?".  We asked him if he had any decoys, and he said yes, he has 16 decoys in his own collection.  Dad told us he's been saving up for the show and was looking for a special decoy he wanted to add to his collection.  When it was all said and done, this nice young man walked out of the show with his first Perdew.  Thanks so much, Cody Anderson, for making our show.  It is so nice to see a young man like yourself with a passion already for this hobby. .dave

Sept. 13th Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois - New location this year.

image1   Mark your calendars- less than a month away.  NEW LOCATION this year- Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Lodge, just a couple minutes off of Interstate 80, South of Utica Illnois past Starved Rock State Park. Open to the public 8am-2pm.  If you're staying the night before, mention the Decoy show and get a reduced rate which includes free admission to their indoor water park!  Hope to see you there.    

7th Annual Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois

It's going to be here before we know it-- Sunday, September 13th, 8AM-2PM.  If you've been to our show before, remember- this year we've moved.  We're excited to be holding the show at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, not all that far from last years location.  If you're not familiar with the area, the lodge is located just South of the main entrance to Starved Rock State Park (which normally gets a lot of traffic that time of year).  For anybody that is coming in from out of town and wanting to stay the night before, the lodge has given us a reduced rate (which also includes free admission to the waterpark--bring the whole family).  We'll keep you updated as it gets closer.  If you'd like to reserve a table or have any questions about the show at all, please email us at muddywaterdecoys@yahoo.com, or you can call us at (815) 663-1568.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS, hope to see you there!  To see more information, see below or click here ->>>    IV Hunting & Fishing Poster(2015 2015 flier

Upcoming Shows

Just a few upcoming shows to mark your calendars for:

Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectibles- March 11 - 14th, 2015.

45 Annual Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Show is Saturday 8:30am to 2:30pm., Buy-Sell-Trade.  Contact: Roger Ludwig, rogfuzz@charter.net

Great Lakes Decoy Association- March 19 - 21st, 2015.

Hilton Double Tree-West, 1100 Crocker Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.  Room to Room buy, sell, and swap all three days.  Vintage decoy contest, GLDA Auction, Decoy displays.


The North American vintage decoy & sporting collectibles show, April 21- 25th, 2015.

50th Annual National Show- Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles Illinois. http://www.nadecoycollectors.org/index.html

Illinois Valley Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois September 13th, 2015.

7th Annual Show- New location and date- Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort 2015 flier
January 07, 2014

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34th Annual MDCA Decoy Show- January 29th - February 1, 2014.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association Show.  This years show is at the Ramada Mall of America as in years past.  The fun begins with room to room trading (open to the public) on Wedesday, January 29th.  Thursday brings more room to room trading, Friday the Exhibitors show starts with an Auction in the Evening, and then Saturday the show continues.  This Years Wooden Decoy Best Bird Contest is Pintail- 4 categories: Antique Factory Decoys, Antique Carved Decoys, Modern Working Decoys, and Decorative Decoys.  Whether you want to Buy, Sell, Trade, or Identify Decoys, Antique Sporting Goods, Contemporary Carvings, or Wildlife Art, come out and see everybody and all the different displays.   -To see the flier, click here " 2014 MDCA Show Flyer" or visit their website at www.MNDECOYCOLLECTORS.com Hope to see you there!
April 23, 2013

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National Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show

This week is the National Decoy Show, held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.  Make sure to get out for the room to room trading thru Thursday, and then the Show on Friday and Saturday that's held in the Mega Center.
March 20, 2013

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Great Lakes Decoy Show 2013

How's everyone doing?  Well, we're doing great!  Just got back on Sunday from an excellent 5 days in Westlake, Ohio.  Folks, believe me when I tell you the Great Lakes Decoy Association Show is alive and well.  We enjoyed our time there very much and look forward to returning next year.  Hats off to all the people who worked so hard to make this years show a success.  The room to room trading was steady action throughout the event with sales being pretty good.  Found some nice additions for the collection, picked up some other items via trades and of course the auction on Saturday morning.  Guyette, Schmitt, & Deeter had a nice selection of decoys, a few calls, and some other odds and ends on the auction block. We had a wonderful time at the closing dinner Saturday night and hope that becomes a yearly event.  Was a very nice way to wind down and end the weeks events.  Fun Fun Fun! Well, one more month till St. Charles will be here.  Look forward to seeing everyone there.  Come look us up for some Goose Jerky and a cold one.[gallery columns="4" ids="350,343,347,348,349,344,345,346"] Dave & Jeannette