it comes to duck hunting and calling ducks very few people can hold
a candle to Buck Gardner, he is recognized as one of the top duck
callers in the nation. Hunting for ducks started at the early age
of 6 when he would go with his father. Over the years he became
a proficient duck call and in 1980 he entered his first duck calling
contest. Unfortunately he finished last when he was disqualified
for talking during his routine. But the very next year he returned
and won the first of three Alabama State Championships. Following
this he competed and won the Mississippi Delta Regional defeating
47 contestants from 17 states. Among those he beat were 6 former
world champions. Finally 12 years later in 1994 he won the World
Championship and in 1995 he achieved the Champion of Champions which
is the highest honor in duck calling.
started making calls because he had a desire for a call with custom
quality sound. He was able to do this because each call is hand
filed and has a reed cut just for that call to produce the exact
sound he is looking for.
He began making calls in 1986 when he started
a waterfowl business as a hobby. The first calls he made where from
ABS and Polycarbonate injection molded plastic, however he has since
switched to an acrylic type call. Buck feels these calls produce
the very best sound available and at a cost that is also affordable.
These Arkansas Style calls will do the complete range of the loudest
ringing highball to the softest clucks and have a very strong and
raspy low end. Buck also makes a full line of calls including goose,
deer, predator, squirrel, crow, owl, turkey and lots more duck calls.
Buck's philosophy in life is to persist until
his goals are reached and achieved. This is evident in the fact
that he qualified 14 times to compete in the World before he won
in 1994. Now he wants to make the best calls he can and help others
learn to call ducks and judges.