Lot 1172
Pat O'Neal (NC, 1897-1972), Bluebill, Beans Weatherly Rig
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Churches Island, North Carolina, this decoy is from the hunting rig of W.H."Beans" Weatherly, it was carved by one of the finest Currituck makers and gunned over by one of the most important conservationists to ever live; branded WHW.

Length 16 in.

From the hunting rig of Beans Weatherly.

Beans is responsible for bringing Ducks Unlimited to North Carolina and became the first chairman of NC DU in 1954.

Old gunning paint worn to bare wood in places; wear of end of the tail; working repair to the neck; some wood loss on left side of the neck.