Garrett/Morgan Goose and Duck Calls
the age of 9 Michael Dixon has been an avid waterfowler. He started
hunting for wood ducks with his dad on the river and the back woods
creeks at an early age. Twenty-five years has since passed and Michael
still enjoys getting out each waterfowl season. If you ever have
an opportunity to hunt with Michael dont be surprised if you
hear goose sounds but dont see him holding one of his calls
in his hand. Michaels hidden talent is his ability to call Canadians
and Speckle bellies with his mouth. Some folks would say impossible,
but for Michael it is a talent that has just come naturally over
the years. During goose season there is rarely a day that he doesnt
call with his mouth.
was born and raised in Monticello, Illinois and still lives there
today. He is active in Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited and NWTF
where he is a sponsor of all three organizations. His wife who he
met in 1996 has become one of his best hunting companions. Michael
will tell you that she has become one of his best critics. Whether
it is calling him on a mistake in the blind or critiquing his duck
and goose calls, she is there to provide support.
has been making calls for approximately 3 years now. His calls go
by the name Garrett/Morgan Goose and Duck Calls named
after his two boys. His style of call is modeled after the looks
and sounds produced by the Horseshoe Lake Callmakers. Nice sounding
with a touch of raspy ness they are simple in design but made to
meet one objective, decoy birds. Michaels philosophy is many of
todays calls seem to be so commercialized and modern with
a hefty price tag. Instead his goal was the creation of a call that
is affordable to anyone new or old to the sport of watefowling.
Making a call that mimics the old callmakers style just seem to
be the direction he wanted to pursue.
His calls are an example of a true field grade
call. Each call is hand made by Michael one at a time. He uses both
walnut and cocobolo because of the nice sounds they produce and
they can easily be turned with little work. Since this is a hobby
for Michael, production of his calls average around 25 goose and
40 duck calls a year. Michael himself signs each call personally.