Hi my name is Chris Harrell, owner of Quacky Calls and a resident of Eastern North Carolina. Quacky Calls is the fruition of what started as a dream of mine to blend the love of two worlds into one: my love of duck hunting and that of wood working.
The origin of Quacky Calls began back in 2004. As weird as it may seem, it was birthed in Iraq while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. At times as I would attempt to acquire some rest, primarily due to the stressors of the environment I would shift my thinking towards thoughts more pleasing.
Two of my most relaxing spots on earth are either in the woods or in my woodshop; naturally my mind drifted into those arenas.
I began to think of ways and methods whereby I could make my own custom game calls when I returned home. This was therapeutic, providing the mental escape where I was on the duck waters, in the turkey woods and in my woodshop as I contemplated the methods and means.
After returning home I was able to begin putting some designs “onto wood”.
As a woodworker I appreciate all kinds of wood and use both native and non-native woods such as Spalted Maple, Fiddleback Maple, Cedar, Osage Orange, Black Cherry, Texas Mesquite and exotics such as Cocobolo, Zebrawood, Bloodwood, Padauk, Bocote and many others. (see all samples)
Every duck and turkey call is designed and handcrafted one at a time in my shop near Greenville, NC. See some of the Various styles available.
I do custom project work for individuals as well (calls designed with special meaning utilizing the owner’s sentimental woods –> see special gift calls