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Decoy Show features the usual and the offbeat

Dewey Grove of Brandon holds two of his decoratively painted jig sticks. He and wife Judy have a table every year. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 3
One of the more unusual decoys was made by John Peeters of New York Mills. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 3
Park Rapids carver Donald Bethel displayed his wares. He's famous in decoy circles. He was proud to announce he's learned how to airbrush his decoys to "give them a little something extra." (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 3

The Park Rapids Chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association held its 14th annual show Saturday. Woodcarvers and metal artists brought their best and most colorful wares. The show featured a silent auction and thousands of artistic fish, birds and other creatures.

On display outside the Park Rapids American Legion Club was the Community Fish House, which sits on Fish Hook Lake throughout the ice fishing season and is open to the public by prearrangement.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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