born and raised in Boonville, Indiana, a small town a short distance off the Ohio River
where it seems that everyone hunts. While growing up, I hunted everything from
squirrels to deer with family and friends. At age 16, I harvested
my first wild
turkey. A few springs have passed since that first gobbler, but it didn't take long for my
love of turkey hunting and being in the spring woods to become apparent. Since that time,
my greatest passion has been for hunting the wild turkey.
My experience turkey hunting has taught me that the right call at the right time can make
all the difference. Each of my calls are hand-turned from only the best woods
available to get the truest sounds possible. There is just something about the sound
that you get from calls that were made one at a time that you just can't get from the mass produced calls. There
is also a lot more to making a call than just putting it together. From selecting
the right wood to putting on the finishing touches, each step in my design is just as
important as the step before.
I have found a design that definitely works on
turkeys. Striker tips are usually turned two ways. Either a
traditional straight tip or a flared tip. The flared tip adds
control and consistency. Making my
calls great for beginners and youth hunters.
Since I make each call with the hunter in mind and most are special ordered, I am able to
make a call with the sound that you are looking for. Whether you prefer the sound
of a soft, seductive hen or the rasp of an old boss hen, there is a call for
you. I have set out to make a call that not only looks great, but sounds
even better. Although these calls are beautiful, both the call and the striker are
coated with a very durable finish that will hold up to many years of chasing
A customer purchased a call and posted a picture of it on a
discussion forum that I frequent. The comment was made that his call was almost "too
pretty to take in the woods". The reply from the customer was that "yes it is, but it sounds too good not to."
This is what I am trying to achieve. A beautiful call that sounds great.
I sign and date each call that I make and also personalize it if the customer wishes. Each
of my calls are hand made without the aid of any jigs or duplicators. Because of
this, no two calls are the same.