I started Starr Decoys outside Middlebury in Weybridge, Vermont in 1987. My style evolved from my father's influence and reflects the clean lines of traditional hunting decoys. I carved my first bird, a miniature black duck, with my father, Dr. George Ross Starr, Jr. M.D., in 1956 at nine years old. My fathers collected over 2000 decoys in Duxbury, Massachusetts where he wrote "Decoys of the Atlantic Flyway".
The Gary Starr Carved Bird Collection was started in 1992 and now consists of 69 species. The approximately 5 to 6 inch hanging collection pieces are designed, carved out of Vermont basswood, and painted in my studio. On the flat back, I identify, brand, date, and sign each piece.