River Game Calls
first glance, most folks think of waterfowl calls when they see
the name Duck River Game Calls. But quite the opposite
is true, when one takes a closer look at his line of custom calls
turkey calls. Duck River is merely a reference to the actual Duck
River close to Spring Hills, TN where Pat now resides. The Duck
River meanders its way though the heavily wooded hills of
middle Tennessee and offers hunters a wide variety of hunting opportunities
and especially those interested in the wild turkey.
to helping young children experience the gift of the great outdoors,
Pat has founded an organization call Young American Outdoors.
The goal of the organization is to reach out to young urban children
and give them an opportunity to experience the Lords great gift
of the outdoors. As this organization takes root, Pats vision
is to see it expand into all fifty States. Other activities that
keep Pat active in his community include his weekly radio program
and hosting seminars on television and for outdoor groups.
Pats started hunting in 1962. Although
most of his time is spent in the State of Tennessee, he travels
extensively across America in search of the wild turkey. As an avid
outdoors person, he spends much of the fall season on the ground
hunting deer and turkey, while deep winter is spent calling predators
to his shotgun or bow.
desire to produce quality wood calls at a fair price is ultimately
what sparked his interest in callmaking. He began making calls in
1999 and now with financial backing from several partners, has turned
Duck River Game Calls into a full time business. Although he has
never entered his calls in any callmaking competitions, both his
name and calls are well known though out the South East. Each year,
Pat travels to numerous outdoor exhibitions and callmaking shows.
the years, he has learned that woodworking can be a time consuming
and patient activity. However, working with wood as a method of
expression is something that Pat enjoys. His primary focus when
building any type of call is finding quality woods that have aged.
Each call made has a specific role in hunting and reflects a personal
attachment to his work. The Robins Roost call is named
after his daughter who he considers his best hunting partner. Whereas
the Mountain Shaker, his favorite call to build is a
nickname passed down for gobblers when they gobble. Pat specializes
in several types of calls to include: boat paddles, box calls and
slate/glass pots. Made from a variety of wood combinations each
call can create a mesmerizing tune that is sure to lure in any ole
of Duck River Games Calls has more than doubled over the last several
years. Much of this increase is directly related to reports from
past customers telling him his calls are winning contests in regional
programs. This fact alone has kept Pat quite busy in the shop. The
vast majority of calls Pat builds are field grade for use in the
woods. However, dont be discouraged if you looking for something
more custom. Pat is always willing to go the extra mile and often
builds custom calls for those who demand a step above the rest.
For more information about Pats calls be sure to give him a call
or better yet, make sure you attend the next local exhibition show
in your area and meet him face to face.