The Feather Carving of Steve Moore
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A Note from Steve:

As a Dad, Papa, and Game Warden I have encountered many situations involving children.  Many of those situations are downright funny, others very serious and yes even a few a little sad.  Whatever the case maybe I hope you enjoy this collection of poems…I hope they bring a smile to your face…or even a joyful tear to your eye...  Since these poems came to me in the middle of the night and the 1st I titled “God’s Gift”, I guess that explains how I feel about this collection.

Steve Moore wooden feathersMy love of nature started as a young hunter in Iowa.  My family used to chase pheasants, rabbits and fox squirrels at every opportunity.  My love for the outdoors has grown over the last 25 years as a Game Warden and chasing English Setter bird dogs. 

I have been carving for the last 15 years.  I started carving ½ size ducks and a master carver told me to remember that “those birds are carved 1 feather at a time.”  So, I decided to try to carve one feather.  I began by carving turkey feathers.  Old oak barn board seemed like a natural fit to display them.  Then I added oak and maple leaves, mushrooms, arrowheads and shotgun shells.  Mother Nature is full of feathers so I started doing speculum feathers from the puddle ducks and different game birds soon followed.  Now I carve the feathers of all the game birds, ducks all the species of turkeys, song birds, hawks, owls, and my favorite the immature Golden Eagle. Since many of these feathers are illegal to possess a wood carving is a great way to enjoy their beauty.  I also began carving elk and whitetail deer antlers to use as gun racks. 

Wooden Feather samplerI do custom pieces carved from basswood containing all the above.  My goal is to re-kindle the memory of a past hunt or to touch a spark for the anticipation of a future hunt.  I find folks who just love nature like my work as well.  Every pattern I use comes from an original that I found in the wild outdoors. (except for the raptors and song birds and I rely on drawings or museum specimens)  I carve them to represent something you would see in the forest or marsh and lean over and pick-up.  That is why they have undulations, splits, and the shot shells are a little wobbly because someone walking by may have stepped on it.  I began to carve feather pins, earrings and pendants so that everyone could afford to have one of my carvings.  These items are all carved from tupelo.        

Carved turkey featherAll of the pieces I carve whether a large custom piece or a feather pin are one of a kind originals.  I hand paint them with acrylic paint.  My guarantee is simple if you do not like it you do not take it.    

Cardinal FeatherSince I am now a retired Conservation Agent I can usually ship your order within a few days.  Please call to arrange your custom pieces. Feather pins, earrings and pendants are delivered much more quickly depending on what I have in stock.  You may also find my carvings at the Valley Road Woodcarving shop in world famous Silver Dollar City, or at The wooden Feather Wildlife Gallery in the Outer Banks in Duck North Carolina.

Feather Pendants

are 2.0” to 2.5” long
All pendants have a jump ring ready for a chain

Feather Earrings

are 1.0” to 1.5” long

Large pins
are app. 3.75” to 4.0” long

Small pins

are app. 2.0” to 3” long

I routinely carve:
Black Duck           
Wood Duck

Juvenile Golden Eagle
Red-Tailed Hawk
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Any feather you wish can be carved by special order. 

Indigo Bunting         
Any feather you wish can be carved by special order. 

Rio Grande
Any feather you wish can be carved by special order. 


Game birds:
Grey Phase Ruffed Grouse
Red Phase Ruffed Grouse
Special order at this time…suggestions quail, grouse, ring necked pheasant, chukar

Any feather you wish can be carved by special order. 



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