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Though Kennedy wouldn't finish his carving of the Poacher until two weeks after returning home, he still had the chance to learn coloring and staining techniques on another Poacher carving, seen here.

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Del Kennedy hunts world for carving lessons

His hobby takes him to Austria, where he learns from master carvers.

WALLA WALLA -- When Del Kennedy arrived in Munich, Germany, in late September of 2009, it was not to take part in what the city touts as the world's largest Oktoberfest.The 79-year-old had already experienced the city's famed beer and brautworst festival


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