|Mallard Decoys from the 1930's|
with real feathers!
Signage at the exhibit states "Lowcountry residents have had a long history of interactions with their environment. Since settlers arrived in Charleston in the late seventeenth century, they were quick to recognize the abundance of game that inhabited the area including turkey, boar, deer, bear and numerous species of waterfowl." The pursuit of wild game allowed for craftsmanship to play a role in the firearms that these sportsman used, and some of the vintage guns on display still bear the engraver's name.
More photos will appear in the March 2016 edition of The Charleston Mercury.
|A collection of vintage .22-caliber rifles|
|Thanks to ALL the partners of this project|
To view past entries about the start of the SE Wildlife Expo click 2015 - 2014- 2013 - 2012 - 2009
|These prized and valuable shotguns are kept under glass|