QuackerStacker Duck Calls
Boyles was born, raised and currently resides in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Living in one place all your life might be boring for some folks
but not for Steve as he has no intentions of moving. His early days
of hunting started back in 1976 when his father let him start carrying
his own gun. Back then Swan Lake National Refuge was where both
of them spent the bulk of their time hunting for geese. A lot has
change since then and now most of Steves hunting is done on public
grounds and places like the Fountain Grove Conservation area. However,
one thing that hasnt changed is his love for waterfowl hunting.
nature Steve is a hands-on type person. He is a toolmaker by trade
and has extensive knowledge when it comes to making specialty tools
and dies. He has been involved with a variety of woodworking projects
and has even designed and built his own custom layout boat that
he uses for hunting. Having a passion for duck hunting Steve has
always wanted to hunt with a call specifically built by him. With
that, it only seemed logical to bring these skill sets together
and begin making calls.
to come up with a name for his calls took some major brain storming
sessions which included his wife. After several hours, the name
QuackerStacker was born and the catchy phrase seemed to be one that
would easily roll off your tongue. He began making calls in 2003
and spent the first 3 months playing with the sound and working
to fine tune it. With the help of websites like CCO and solicited
advice from other call makers, Steve made the necessary adjustments
to achieve the sound he was looking for.
Steve call making is meant to be only a part time hobby. When he
is not making calls he often finds himself in the shop making new
and innovative tools for making calls. He is currently developing
and building tools like soundboards jigs, reed punches, mandrels,
and other specialty tools. All this coupled with his own personal
calls he builds keeps him very busy.
builds around 20-25 calls a year. He prefers to use domestic woods
such as cherry, walnut and maple. He has used other exotic woods
on many of his calls but over time he has found he enjoys the more
traditional woods like the domestics. Steve makes both field grade
and collector grade calls. Most of his early calls have been more
in the lines of field grade. However, in the last year he has shifted
gears and is starting to make more collector grade calls. Laminate
calls are where most of his time has been spent but he is beginning
to learn the art of checking and carving and hopes to begin producing
these styles in the near future.
is a member of the CCAA and Ducks Unlimited. Both he and his wife
try to attend as many of the call making and collecting functions
as possible. The main event you can find him at is the CCAA show
which takes place each year in St Charles Illinois. It was here
in 2003 that Steve won the Award of Merit and 1st place with one
of his laminate calls. In 2004 he entered again and took home 2nd
place for his miniature, 1st place for his matched set and 1st place
and Best in Class for his laminate calls.
If youre looking for a quality call
to place in your collection be sure to give Steve a call. Or if
youre just looking for that special tool or die to help with
your own custom calls Im sure Steve either has it or can make
it for you.