Iron Mountain, Michigan has something
to be proud of.
They have one of the NFDA's Living Legends in their
At "The Gathering" in 2007,
Mike was awarded the prestigious
Living Legend Award by the NFDA. An award which was well deserved due to his
support to the NFDA and his dedication to the Michigan Darkhouse & Angling
Mike was featured as a Quarterly Carver for the NFDA
for the last quarter of 2007, also.
Mike's family were/are
fishermen both in angling and the dark house.
They make their own
decoys for their fishing expeditions.
That's where Mike gained his spirit
for the love
of the outdoors as well as his career as a conservation officer for the
Department of Natural Resources thus earning his
Since 1975, Mike has been
Presently, he carves from 50 to 75 decoys each year and sells
his works of art with a price range of $50 to $600.
In 2005 Mike speared his
largest Pike ever. It was 43".
Mike is a native of Michigan. He was born &
raised in Iron River and for the
past 27 years has lived in Iron Mountain.
If you would like to contact Mike to discuss his
carvings you can reach him at:
Don't hesitate to add Mike's
decoys to your collection. Not only are they
beautifully carved and painted... but great swimmers too.