Home |  Program Calendar |  Contact Us |   Search    go

Login |  Cart

Stay Connected

Subscribe for updates about the museum's programs and offerings.
Share |

Planning a Visit?

909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

History of Ward World Champions 

 

1971

Decorative Lifesize Pair

Jules Iski

Oldsquaws

 

Working Decoy Pair

J.B. Garton

Blue-winged Teals

 

 

 

 

1972

Decorative Lifesize Pair

John Scheeler

American Kestrels

 

Working Decoy Pair

John Scheeler

Red-breasted Mergansers

 

 

 

 

1973

Decorative Wildfowl

John Scheeler

Peregrine Falcon with Green-winged Teal

 

Decoy Pairs

Jim Foote

Gadwalls

 

 

 

 

1974

Decorative Lifesize

William Koelpin

White-fronted Goose with Teal

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Paul Burdett

Redheads

 

 

 

 

1975

Decorative Lifesize

John Scheeler

Prairie Falcon with Dove

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jim Foote

Wigeons

 

 

 

 

1976

Decorative Lifesize

John Scheeler

Long-eared Owl and Mouse

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Goldeneyes

 

 

 

 

1977

Decorative Lifesize

William Schultz

Bittern with Marsh Wren

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Tan Brunet

Pintails

 

 

 

 

1978

Decorative Lifesize

A. J. Rudisill

Clapper Rails with Snail

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Tan Brunet

Mallards

 

 

 

 

1979

Decorative Lifesize

Lynn Forehand

Red Jungle Fowl

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Randy Tull

Buffleheads

 

Decorative Miniature

Ernie Muehlmatt

Woodcocks

 

 

 

 

1980

Decorative Lifesize

John Scheeler

Ruffed Grouse

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Black Ducks

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Yoder

Pheasants

 

 

 

 

1981

Decorative Lifesize

John Scheeler

Goshawk & Crow

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Tan Brunet

Canvasbacks

 

Decorative Miniature

Ernie Muehlmatt

Least Bittern

 

 

 

 

1982

Decorative Lifesize

Pat Godin

Along the Grand, Black Ducks & Muskrat

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Tan Brunet

Green-winged Teals

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Yoder

Mallards in Flight

 

 

 

 

1983

Decorative Lifesize

A. J. Rudisill

Black-crowned Night Heron

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Tan Brunet

Redheads

 

Decorative Miniature

Bob Ptashnik

Avocets

 

 

 

 

1984

Decorative Lifesize

Ernie Muehlmatt

Bob-white Quail

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Wigeons

 

Decorative Miniature

Robert Guge

Mourning Dove

 

 

 

 

1985

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Snowy Owl & Bonaparte's Gull

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jett Brunet

Ruddy Ducks

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Yoder

Cooper's Hawk & Flicker

 

 

 

 

1986

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Terns In Flight, Common Terns

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Marcus Schultz

Cinnamon Teals

 

Decorative Miniature

Robert Guge

Puffins

 

 

 

 

1987

Decorative Lifesize

Gordon Hare

Blue Jays

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jett Brunet

Scaups

 

Decorative Miniature

Bob Guge

Eastern Bluebirds

 

Natural Finish

Martin Gates

Snowy Essence, Snowy Egret

 

 

 

 

1988

Decorative Lifesize

Gordon Hare

Kestrel

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Kent Duff

Wood Ducks

 

Decorative Miniature

Peter Kaune

Robins

 

Natural Finish

John Sharp

Three Goldeneyes

 

 

 

 

1989

Decorative Lifesize

Gary Yoder

Robins

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Chris Bonner

American Mergansers

 

Decorative Miniature

Philip Galatas

Watch On, Peregrine Falcon

 

Interpretive

Leo & Lee Osborne

Gentle Rest, Goose Sleeping

 

 

 

 

1990

Decorative Lifesize

Todd Wohlt

Dive, Black Duck and Pied-billed Grebe

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Dennis Schroeder

Shovelers

 

Decorative Miniature

Philip Galatas

Red-tailed Hawk

 

Interpretive

Van Keuren Marshall

Courting Kestrels

 

 

 

 

1991

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Vantage Point, Loggerhead
Shrike on Hawthorn Branch

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Dennis Schroeder

Oldsquaws

 

Decorative Miniature

Bob Guge

Cardinal

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Cormorants

 

 

 

 

1992

Decorative Lifesize

Greg Woodard

Cactus Flower, Preening Kestrel
on cactus

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Victor Paroyan

Blue-winged Teals

 

Decorative Miniature

Pete Zaluzec

Yellow Rails

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Canada Geese

 

 

 

 

1993

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

In the Cattails, Least Bittern
and Marsh Wren

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jude Brunet

Ring-necked Ducks

 

Decorative Miniature

Pete Zaluzec

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Road Kill, Pheasant

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

Mallard Pair and Wigeon

 

 

 

 

1994

Decorative Lifesize

Glenn Ladenberger

Jake, Male Northern Goshawk

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jon Jones

Emperor Goose

 

Decorative Miniature

Peter Zaluzec

Bateleur Eagle

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

City Pigeons, Rock Doves

 

Shootin' Rig

Keith Mueller

Two Black Ducks & a Mallard

 

 

 

 

1995

Decorative Lifesize

Pat Godin

Descent Through the Alders, American Woodcock

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jude Brunet

Gadwall Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Yoder

Steller's Sea-Eagle

 

Interpretive

Jeff Muhs

Sun Worshiper, Anhinga

 

Shootin' Rig

Michael Hard

Common Eider pair and a hen

 

 

 

 

1996

Decorative Lifesize

Todd Wohlt

Kestrel

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Keith Mueller

Common Eiders

 

Decorative Miniature

Michael Arthurs

Evening Flight, Roseate Spoonbills

 

Interpretive

Jeff Muhs

Moonlight Run, Barn Owl and Crows

 

Shootin' Rig

Alan Bell

Redheads (2 hens, 1 drake)

 

 

 

 

1997

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Great Reed Warbler

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Victor Paroyan

Pintail Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Todd Wohlt

Indigo Bunting

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Birdwatching, Starling

 

Shootin' Rig

Weldon Bordelon

Gadwalls (2 hens, 1 drake)

 

 

 

 

1998

Decorative Lifesize

Glenn Ladenberger

Desert Reign, Harris' Hawk

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Victor Paroyan

Hooded Merganser Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Jeff Rechin

Three Kings, King Penguins

 

Interpretive

John T. Sharp

Muddy Road, Dove Pair

 

Shootin' Rig

Del Herbert

Two White-fronted Geese and one Ross' Goose

 

 

 

 

1999

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Green Heron

 

Decorative Lifesize Waterfowl

Russell Martin, Jr.

Mute Swan (single)

 

Decorative Miniature

Pat Godin

Otter Creek Courtship, Ruffed Grouse

 

Interpretive

John T. Sharp

Open Water, Flying Buffleheads

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

Redheads (2 drakes, 1 hen)

 

 

 

 

2000

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Tidal Companions, Ruddy Turnstone & Purple Sandpipers

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Russell Martin, Jr.

Surf Scoter Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Jeff Rechin

Eastern Turkeys

 

Interpretive

Greg Woodard

Hunting the Adobe, Prairie Falcon & Cliff Swallows

 

Shootin' Rig

Thomas Matus

Red-breasted Mergansers (2 drakes, 1hen)

 

 

 

 

2001

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Broad-winged Hawk & Green Snake

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Richard Reeves

Mallard Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Pat Godin

Spruce Grouse on the North River

 

Interpretive

Daniel Burgette

Chasing the Next Generation, White-throated Swifts

 

Shootin' Rig

Pat Godin

Black Duck Pair & hybrid Black Duck Mallard

 

 

 

 

2002

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Winter Sanderlings

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jamie Welsh

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

 

Decorative Miniature

Pat Godin

Prairie Dance, Greater Prairie Chicken

 

Interpretive

Phil Galatas

Queen of Hearts, Macaw

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

Three Shovelers (2 hens, 1 drake)

 

 

 

 

2003

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Red-billed Tropicbird

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jason Lucio

Smew Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Keith Mueller

Revealed by the Light, Chuck-will’s-widow

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Curious Wren, Carolina Wren

 

Shootin' Rig

Rick Johannsen

Three Redheads (2 hens, 1 drake)

 

 

 

 

2004

Decorative Lifesize

Todd Wohlt

Steller’s Jays

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jason Lucio

Harlequin Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Robert Guge

Tree Sparrow

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Still Life with Grouse, Ruffed Grouse

 

Shootin' Rig

Keith Mueller

Seabirds of the Isle of May, Scotland, European Eider Pair and Gannet

 

 

 

 

2005

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Indigo Buntings

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jamie Welsh

Atlantic Brant

 

Decorative Miniature

Keith Mueller

Plumed Emerald of the Cloud Forest, Resplendent Quetzal

 

Interpretive

John Sharp

Parakeets

 

Shootin' Rig

Dick Rhode

Three Redheads (2 drakes, 1 hen)

 

 

 

 

2006

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

‘I’iwis and Ohia Lehua

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jeff Krete

Barrow’s Goldeneyes

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Eigenberger

Secretary Bird

 

Interpretive

Christopher White

Mid-stream Reflections, Hooded Merganser

 

Shootin' Rig

Dick Rhode

Three Black Ducks

 

 

 

 

2007

Decorative Lifesize

Thomas Horn

Plate-billed Mountain-toucan

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Richard Reeves

Red-breasted Merganser Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Jeff Krete

Pintail Courtship

 

Interpretive

Joseph Michel

Snow Goose

 

Shootin' Rig

Rick Johannsen

Canvasbacks

 

 

 

 

2008

Decorative Lifesize

Todd Wohlt

Eared Grebe Pair

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Bufflehead Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Todd Wohlt

Spangled Cotinga

 

Interpretive

Fausto DelGrosso

Nuthatch

 

Shootin' Rig

Rich Smoker

Red-Breasted Mergansers & Red-throated Loon

 

 

 

 

2009

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Killdeer & Nest

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Pintail Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Eigenberger

Sharp-shinned Hawk & Eastern Bluebird

 

Interpretive

Christopher White

Family Circle, Barn Swallows

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

Eiders (2 drakes, 1 hen)

 

 

 

 

2010

Decorative Lifesize

R. Bruce Lepper

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Wayne Simkin

Stellar’s Eider

 

Decorative Miniature

Jeff Krete

Argus Pheasants

 

Interpretive

Lynn Branson

Great Horned Owl

 

Shootin' Rig

Del Herbert

Red-breasted Geese

 

 

 

 

2011

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Warbler

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Lionel Dwyer

Pacific Loon

 

Decorative Miniature

Pat Godin

Greater Prairie Chicken

 

Interpretive

Daniel Burgette

Feeder Frenzy

 

Shootin' Rig

Thomas Flemming

Longtailed Rig

 

 

 

 

2012

Decorative Lifesize

Thomas Horn

Violet Saberwing Hummingbirds

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

John Scallan

Wood Duck

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Eigenberger

Great Egret

 

Interpretive

Lynn Branson

Wood Duck with Duckling

 

Shootin' Rig

Thomas Flemming

Canvasback

 

 

 

 

2013

Decorative Lifesize

Keith Mueller

Common Potoo

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Wayne Simkin

Canvasback

 

Decorative Miniature

Pat Godin

Willow Ptarmigan

 

Interpretive

Lynn Branson

The Burl that Wanted to be a Bittern

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

Eastern Scaup Rig

 

 

 

 

2014

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Carolina Wren

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Jamie Welsh

Pied-billed Grebes

 

Decorative Miniature

Todd Wohlt

Sunbird

 

Interpretive

Jeff Krete

Frigate Bird

 

Shootin' Rig

Tom Christie

King Eider

 

 

 

 

2015

Decorative Lifesize

Larry Barth

Bohemian Waxwing

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Richard Reeves

Shoveler

 

Decorative Miniature

Gary Eigenberger

Bird of Paradise

 

Interpretive

Bill Casto

Wind Riders

 

Shootin' Rig

Pat Godin

Redhead & Canvasbacks


 

2016

Decorative Lifesize

Thomas Horn

Livingstone's Turaco

 

Decorative Decoy Pair

Pat Godin

Goldeneye Pair

 

Decorative Miniature

Jeff Krete

Longtails with King Eider

 

Interpretive

Daniel Montano

Ruddy Duck

 

Shootin' Rig

Thomas Flemming

Redheads