Warden Game Calls
it comes to making turkey calls Dave Constantine is among an elite
few that transcend call making into the art realm. Although all
calls fit into the folk art category the works Dave produces are
often unique and one of a kind. From truly individual designs to
the presentation of the call itself with artist habitats and life
like surroundings these Constantine calls are highly prized by collectors
from around the country.
has had an interest in art since childhood. As a young boy he would
use paper and pen to capture nature. He recorded the things he found
in the field. He not only makes calls but also fine woodcarvings.
During the 70s Dave studied art in college but found the realistic
wildlife art that he truly enjoyed wasnt well thought of by
his teachers. Rather then to change what he did he left and went
out on his own. In recent years he has won numerous awards at the
National Wild Turkey Federation annual conventions with his art
as well as other carving shows around the country. Dave works in
both three-dimensional works in wood and as a refined flat artist
Dave and his wife Nancy live in Durand Wisconsin
with their two sons Aaron and Adam. The creativity does not end
with his carvings or his calls. His family lives in a log home that
they built themselves. It wasnt a kit, they cut and sawed
all the logs themselves.
talents have also resulted in his newest creation. The new "Beer
Belly" call which was unveiled at the Midwest working box call
competition. It received 1st place for best overall sound and a
perfect score from all 5 judges. This call is a premier field-grade
call, signed, numbered and with a "born-on" date.
His fancy calls range from carved box calls,
friction call, unique locator calls to yelpers and terrapin calls.
If it will call a turkey Daves done it.
Its not all just making calls and art. Dave
enjoys the outdoors and the time spent turkey hunting as well. He
has been hunting turkey since 1974 and has over 100 adult gobbler
kills. He guides in and around his area and has a 90% success record.
He is a calling judge and teaches several advanced turkey hunting
workshops every year.
the short space available here its hard to say enough about
this artist. For more information on Dave Constantine and his calls
visit his detail web site or contact him direct at the address above.
Other calls from Dave Constantine The "Timber
Warden" Custom Grunt Call is handmade from native North American
hardwoods. They will not freeze-up or stick like many commercial
calls do. Each call is tuned to perfection with variable volume