Fish Decoy Folk Art

Fish Decoys

Fish decoy carving dates back to the time of Native Americans who would often carve decoys out of wood, bone, or antlers. They would lie out on the ice and use the decoys to attract a fish. Modern ice fishermen will often use a darkhouse or fish house, to protect themselves from the elements while fishing. Today fish decoys are carved and collected for their artistry. Fish decoys are now considered a form of folk art and have a growing following in recent decades.

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