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Jeff Duxbury of Dux DekesJeff Duxbury, an avid conservationist, has a deep rooted love of the outdoors. Raised in upstate New York, he developed a reverence for nature through hunting, fishing and hiking in the vast Adirondack Park. Jeff went on to develop his technical knowledge of Biology and the Arts at Susquehanna University. While in college, he discovered his interest in duck decoys  while waterfowling on the local river. Jeff's first decoys were carved for family and friends. After eight years of developing his craft, Jeff opened Dux' Dekes decoy company in 1987. Since then , Jeff's wood carvings have been sold throughout North America and internationally.

Jeff uses his field experience and carving abilities to work with various organizations on conservation projects. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, and is the current president of the nationally recognized Waterfowl Improvement Association. Along with the membership of the WIA he implemented the State and Federal woodduck population monitoring program in his area of New York state. Jeff has been asked by such prestigious organizations as the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Audubon Society to develop and carve decoys for their waterbird restoration projects. These projects involved re-establishment of black terns in New York state, common murres in Maine and California, and Layson albatross chicks in Hawaii.

Dux' Dekes decoy company is a small, family operated workshop in the Adirondack Region of New York State. All of the duck decoys are carved from Northern White Pine obtained from local managed forests. Since proper drying procedure is crucial to ensure the integrity of the finished carving, we purchase pine "green" from area sawmills and dry it in our own kiln. When the wood is dry, each piece is then cut and carved in the shop using turn of the century tools and techniques. Each decoy is sanded and readied for painting. The finish is obtained by using our own customized mix of stains which highlights the natural grain of the wood. The painting is done "free hand" by brush, adding to the uniqueness of each decoy. Several coats of sealant and paste wax are applied to preserve the carving. The final product is an American hand-crafted decoy of unique and classic beauty.



Due to the increased security risks of placing credit card information on-line, Dux' Dekes will now only accept that information by phone, fax or mail. Even though we have never had an issue, we thought it will be in our customer's best interest to proceed in this manner. There will be three choices when your order is complete, "phone order", "fax order" or "mail order". Any choice will get your order to us via computer. You can then call or fax to us at 800-553-4725 or mail to the address on the bottom of your order to get your credit card information to us. Please be assured that the security of your credit information is our highest priority. We do appreciate your support and patience! Thank you.

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Dux' Dekes Handcrafted Decoys
1356 North Road, Greenwich, NY 12834 U.S.A.
Phone Orders: 800-553-4725 - Info/Fax: 518-692-7703

Email: duxdekes@duxdekes.com