West Game Calls
West hails from an area well known for its populations of wild turkeys.
He lives on his 240 acre farm located in Macon County in North Central
Missouri. The area around Dan is has been known as the top turkey
kill country in the state for the past several years. His farm is
a prime example of that areas top turkey habitat and production.
It's no wonder that Dan has such an interest in turkey calls and
Calls are not the only interest of Dan's.
He loves black powder rifles and builds them from scratch in his
shop. He was taught the tool and die maker's trade by his father
and runs and manages his own shop. Most of the birds taken by Dan
over the years were taken using one of his black powder shotguns.
taken over 40 long beards over the past 22 years suggests he is
doingsomething right. The interest in making calls comes from finding
a piece of slate in the woods. Dan fashioned a peg and began calling.
Although simple in design he was able to bring in two good long
beards to within six feet from him. It was them he decided to design
and make his own calls.
1986 Dan started to produce his unique single slate call. As you
can see in the pictures the call is unique and has design that no
one else uses. It's a call that will fit nicely into your hands
and also the pocket. There are no sharp corners to catch and most
importantly it will call in turkeys. These calls are about 5"
long and 2" in diameter. He makes them in a variety of woods
including, walnut, cherry, oak and curly maple.
For more questions about calls or custom made
Black powder rifles and shotguns contact Dan.