Poeschel Custom Calls
quick glance at the last name and it becomes quite obvious; Kevin
is the son of Dennis Poeschel who was instrumental with Custom Calls
Online coming to fruition. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kevin like his father is active in a number of organizations like
NWTF, DU, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association and also Delta Waterfowl.
A knowledgeable hunter and avid fisherman, Kevin participates in
most of these outdoor activities in the Wisconsin area. He loves
to hunt duck, goose, turkey and even deer but looks forward to widening
his game selection in the future.
call making ability was the direct result from a desire to spend
quality time with his father. He recounts the many hours his dad
spent in the shop building calls and Kevin always enjoyed helping
out any way he could. During those early years, call making was
looked at as just a fun activity with dad. But, over the course
of time he picked up a wealth of information that many of todays
call makers would consider invaluable. Call making in essence came
natural to Kevin, thanks to this great teacher, but what has also
played an important role is his background in art.
quickly picked up on the proper steps and processes involved in
making duck and goose calls, but now he finds himself leaning more
toward turkey calls. When making turkey calls, Kevin feels the sky
is the limit because of the many styles that can be produced. In
his mind, turkey calls are completely open to the imagination as
these allow you to become very creative. This ability to be creative
is also why he doesnt have a favorite type of call to make.
Instead, it is more of a favorite thing to do with a call. His most
enjoyable aspect of call making is the ability to carve. Kevin states:
When you carve on a call it makes that call unique. No other call
will ever be alike, you can make a call to look close but it will
never be identical.
time or hobby call making is a decision many call makers face as
they begin building calls. For Kevin, he prefers to leave it as
a hobby for fear that if it turns into a business, the enjoyment
will fade and the quality wont be the same. He also finds
the process of call making extremely relaxing.
produces a variety of calls out of many woods. His preference is
the different flavors of Walnut especially English. He builds approximately
30 or less calls each year and provides both types of calls. Field
grade calls for hunting and collector grade calls that can cure
the itch of any collector. He regularly enters many of the call
making shows and has won numerous first and second place ribbons.
His most significant accomplishment was winning the Best of Show
at the CCAA in 2002. His greatest challenge today is trying to win
in a show and be standing next to his father who has also won in
a picture of the top winners.
Overall Kevin enjoys nothing better than to
make calls for the serious hunter. The greatest satisfaction is
hearing how his customers enjoy his calls and how they helped make
someones hunt successful.