This Big Sky Carvers Marc Pierce Piling In Mallard Sculpture is meticulously handcrafted by Big Sky Carvers artists based on founder Marc Pierce's own life experiences. Each piece comes with a copy of the story written by Marc, from which it was inspired:
I love to hunt for anything and fish for everything, but I am first a water fowler. My dad is a water fowler too, so it may be those first hunts as a boy with him that imbued this love. Whatever the case, I love to hunt ducks and when I'm not hunting them I love to watch them. Watching ducks fly, take off, and land is like sitting in on a lecture on aerodynamics. Among waterfowl, mallards have some of the most interesting air moves, including the ability to drop almost straight down onto a small target. When it's time to land, it's almost as if they pull the ripcord on their parachutes and fall, steering with their wings. In an area with lots of birds, the first one will make it onto the target and then his buddies will dive in on top of him. Dad used to say that they are piling in at that spot. Yeah, that's it.
- Hand-cast MT bronzes
- 10.25 L x 7.5 W x 12.5 H inches