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Ian McNair absorbed superb decoy carving acumen literally at his father’s knee. Renowned carver Mark McNair, proud father to not one but TWO talented sons carrying on the family legacy, entrusted his children with hand tools at a young age.
A generation later, elder son Ian produces waterfowl carvings that not only capture the spirit and expression of individual birds, but also honor the hunting tradition in which, out of necessity, decoy carving developed.
This swimming black duck is more typical of the elegant forms that Ian’s carvings take, but below you’ll see his range encompasses many types of waterfowl including geese and shore birds. All are executed with sensitivity and respect for the form and function a decoy employs.
These days Ian is also devoting time to a different sort of creative venture - High 'N Dry Outdoors is a company that Ian founded with his lifelong friend and aquaculture specialist Brian Terry. Disappointed with what was available commercially, they have re-invented waders for industrial as well as recreational use.