WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Looking for a special gift? How about a Gadwall smiley face?

We know her and admire her for her blogposts at NorCal Cazadora. But she, Holly Heyser, likes to tell the story of how she was plucking a duck and happened upon smiley faces found in drake Gadwalls’ feathers. Holly, a journalism professor, duck hunter and outdoor enthusiast, keeps her blog fresh and exciting with artwork, photographs, angst and more angst … as she explores what life is like as a hunter trapped in suburbia.

And, if you want to shop in her online feather gallery … click here.


Gadwall smiley faces. Photo by Holly Heyser.



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