Collector’s Duck Calls

Recently, I was privileged to get an invitation to view a world class collection of duck calls. Below are several photos of just a few of the hand carved, hand painted or hand scrimshawed calls from around the world. Keep in mind these are working calls, albeit beautiful works of art – they all will call ducks!

Many of these calls are made of commonly found wood in the USA, yet there are a few created from Ivory, and a couple from horns of African game animals. Photos have call maker listed next to the photo but this is all from memory; so excuse any mistakes.

Enjoy !!!      photos by Tom Cannon

Brad Samples hand carved Ivory

Brad Samples hand carved Ivory

view through cabinet glass

view through cabinet glass

Sonny Bignar, hand carved

Sonny Bignar, hand carved

Hand carved,Ebony wood,unknown maker

Hand carved,Ebony wood,Kent Freeman

Hand carved, African game animal horn with Ivory accents

Hand carved by Lynn Yule, African game animal horn with Ivory accents

Hand scrimshaw, Echo call; possibly the only one of it's kind

Hand scrimshaw, Echo call; possibly the only one of it’s kind

Ron Gould, hand carved, Ivory; titled, Heads Up/Feet Down

Ron Gould, hand carved, Ivory; titled, Heads Up/Feet Down

Hand Carved Ivory, unknown maker

Hand Carved Ivory, Albert Bignar

Ivory tipped Walnut burl

Ivory tipped Walnut burl

Joe Bucher, hand carved & hand painted flyway series

Joe Bucher, hand carved & hand painted flyway series

Mike McClemore, scrimshaw Ivory

Mike McClemore, scrimshaw Ivory

Pettibone collection

Pettibone collection

unknown maker, hand carved pink ivory wood call

Kent Freeman, hand carved pink ivory wood call

Unknown maker, hand carved and stippled walnut

Kent Freeman, hand carved and stippled walnut

various makers, hand carved, turkey calls

various makers, hand carved, turkey calls

unknown maker Turkish walnut

Kent Freeman, Turkish walnut

 

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