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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 64 Issue 12, Dec 2000
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Rough-hewn and homely roothead decoys carved on the Outer Banks are highly prized by collectors who pay thousands of dollars for them. Most were carved before 1918, and carvers between Portsmouth Island and Hatteras Village are credited with their construction and use in the 19th-century. They are called roothead decoys because the carver used natural curves in roots and branches to form decoy heads.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's 2001 waterfowl stamp and print is titled \"Canvasbacks at the Whalehead Club.\" Money from sales supports the North Carolina Wildlife Commission's Waterfowl Fund. Since its inception in 1983, over $3 million has been raised.