Name: Michael Dixon
Address: 1852 N. Old Rt. 47; Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-9304 Fax:
E-mail:
2cnhnt@pdnt.net
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  Garrett/Morgan Goose and Duck Calls

Since 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 don’t be surprised if you hear goose sounds but don’t 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 doesn’t call with his mouth.

Michael 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.

Michael 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 today’s 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.

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