resident of New York Mills, MN, enjoys his time with his wife and children. Together, they spend time hunting and
fishing as well as owning and operating the family farm which includes an
8000 square foot greenhouse that opens to the
public each spring.
National Fish Decoy Association is thankful
for his involvement as a board member for the
organization. John is also a member of the
E.O.T. County Darkhouse & Anglers Association.
carved and painted wildlife for many years. He enjoys carving fish decoys
for both decorative and using in the dark house. In 2000, he started
participating in competitive carving. He has won many awards at the "Bob
Johnson Invitational" and the "John Jensen Nationals".
achievements include earning two 2nd place awards and two 4th place awards
in the National Fish Decoy Association's World Point Series. He was
awarded 3rd place as Collectable Decoy Carver of the Year and a 2nd place
as Workable Decoy Carver of the Year at the Park Rapids Show.
the carving, John has also just recently completed a collection of
the "best clean outdoor jokes you've ever heard" in which he put his
drawings and illustrations to. The title of his book is JOE SPORTSMAN.
Every page includes an outdoor experience (some remind you of your own)
that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you chuckle out
are interested in purchasing John's decoys or a copy of his book email him