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Turning decoys into works of art

Kerry Mayer, of De Pere, shows off his male and female redhead decoys at the Wisconsin Decoy and Sports Collectibles Show. (Photo by Greg Seubert)

Bill Koelpin, Jr., didn’t have to look hard to find a little artistic inspiration. All he had to do was ask his father, Bill Sr.
“My father was a world-champion carver, painter, and bronze sculptor,” Koelpin said while standing next to his artwork at the Wisconsin Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, held March 10-11 in Oshkosh. “He started as a duck carver, then he went into painting, and he’s well-known for his prints.”

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