Facts and Questions
– Custom orders are paid for through the secure portal of PayPal. Very simple process – I email you the PayPal invoice after the call is complete. You can use either your debit or credit card and pay like you would anywhere else online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay in this manner. I don’t accept any monies until after the calls are complete.
-If you’re purchasing an item from our Store here, that payment will also be wrought through PayPal following your shopping cart checkout. At checkout, you will be forwarded to the secure payment platform of PayPal. You can use your debit or credit card and pay just like you would anywhere else online. You do not need a PayPal account.
Orders are packaged and shipped US Postal Priority within 1-2 days of purchase – $8.40 .
Shipping is US Postal Priority- $8.40. Contact Chris before checkout if you are deciding on purchasing three or more calls. I will check on specific rates and adjust accordingly for individuals purchasing multiples.
Shipping on allotment orders is based on weight and geographical ship rates at time of shipment. I make every effort to provide you with the absolute best shipping charge. I do not increase shipping rates to increase profit gleanings. Your cost for shipping is just that, ‘shipping’. Whatever the current USPS rate is at the time. I will adjust boxes to provide you with the most reasonable rate for larger orders.
All direct purchases are shipped out within 2-3 business days. Typically leaving my shop the very next day.
I readily accept debit and credit cards through the PayPal payment processing. Paypal is a highly encrypted, secured payment processing portal. At checkout, you will be redirected to Paypal’s processing. The process is intuitive, straightforward and simple to follow. No worries, you do not necessarily need a Paypal account to pay in this manner.
Are PayPal payments safe?
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Custom Call Orders
Custom Duck call orders
Custom duck call pricing is dependent upon wood species, complexity of design, engraving and hand builds involved. A more definitive price can be provided after gaining a better understanding of what you might be seeking and discussing your design thought. The base price for a custom call is $125
Silver or gold bands can be integrated into some of the designs for a small additional fee, falling into the before-mentioned price range.
Personalized laser engraving or high speed rotary engraving is available. There are some stipulations to which wood species and call designs can be personalized. Please note that custom orders can take up to 8 weeks, especially if engraving is desired. All calls are turned by hand – no mass production here.
Thanks for your interest in a custom call. Past duck call orders
Custom Turkey call orders
Custom turkey call pricing is dependent upon wood species, complexity of design, number of components and whether slate, glass or copper is chosen for the design. A definitive price can be reached once I have a better understanding of what you might be seeking and after discussing your design thought. The base price for a custom call is $125.
Some options are:
- Personal photos, logos and mementos inside the glass calls
- Personalized laser etching on slate playing surfaces
- Personalized laser etching on slate soundboards with glass see-thru playing surface
- This includes etching of your personal pictures in a black and white format, logos, written text, slogans, icons, newborn’s birth dates, etc;
- Laser etching or rotary engraving
- Personalized engraving on the underside of a turkey pot call. There are a few stipulations on this offer due to wood species and call design.
Most personalization costs fall into the before mentioned price range, with very little additional cost. Please note that custom orders can take up to 8 weeks to receive. All calls are built by hand and the calls are built in the list order in which they were received.
Call Production Sanitation
Sanitary measures are rendered during the production of all duck calls. No duck calls are blown upon during their development. Every call is tuned by placing the insert of the call into my personal testing barrel, in order to tune them. The process requires minimal air usage.
Just assuring you, my customer, that at no point are your duck calls blown upon. Neither do I allow others to blow upon duck calls at any events. Furthermore, no duck call parts such as internal wedges, corks or otherwise are ever installed using unsanitary measures.
Please allow me to expound. It is actually a common practice amongst some callmakers to moisten cork wedges with their mouths to aid insertion. Also, during tuning and marketing measures, many blow upon the very calls they are intending on selling. Others even allow customers to blow upon their calls at events. Be assured that none of those unsanitary acts occur here. If you see me blowing upon a call in a video or at an event, you can be assured it’s my personal call.
I use new reeds, corks and rubber wedges within all calls.
Larger allotment call orders for special occasions, weddings or groups
Large orders of duck or turkey calls for wedding gifts or any special occasion. The prices are dependent upon wood species, complexities of design, time demand and some other factors. When ordering an allotment of calls, the individual per unit cost decreases. The cost of the project is never hidden. After providing you with an initial price guesstimate, I will provide you with a more definitive cost window after some initial design work and sourcing is laid out. I believe in communication.
Please note, turn around time can vary depending on status of the shop at the time of your request. All calls are built by hand in the order on the list in which they are received.
Thanks for your interest in a custom call for your special occasion, wedding, gifts for groomsmen or for father’s day.
Calls made from your special sentimental woods
Do you have a piece of sentimental wood you’ve obtained from an old piece of furniture, family heirloom or from a special tree? How about a piece of lumber from an old farmstead barn or fence post? I can create you a unique call or gifting from these sentimental woods. There are stipulations to what types of wood can be used. It’s only a discussion away.Contact Chris
I do offer wood stabilization but wood must be below a specified moisture content before doing so. Also, stabilization of wood adds to the final cost to cover the cost of resins used in process.
Contact Chris to discuss your thought design for your custom sentimental call or keepsake.
I also offer services to create unique creations, giftings and other keepsakes consisting of metal, wooden and elemental designs. Creations such as the large duck call keepsake decor, as seen below, are just some of the types of giftings and creations. Contact Chris
The cost associated with the custom gifts is dependent upon a host of factors and inputs; to include but not limited to complexity of project, material cost, material sourcing, design phase and some shop related factors. Thus, the prices do vary from project to project depending on what is being requested. You will be provided a rough guesstimate of the cost at the time of your initial inquiry. After the design phase, I will email or contact you regarding a more definitive cost for the project and will maintain contact throughout.
See more –custom gifts for duck and turkey hunters
Engraving on calls
Engraving is available on custom calls depending on wood species and the call design. Some of the calls in the shop may not be conducive to select types of engraving. Please contact Chris in regards to available calls and their acceptance of engraving.
However, etching and engraving is offered and can be done on many duck call orders and turkey pot call playing surfaces and soundboards.
Duck call types available
- Single and double reed duck calls
- Louisiana style duck calls- possess removable toneboards
- Arkansas style duck calls- consist of a one piece insert
- Woodie (Wood Duck) calls – wooden and acrylic woodie calls
- 6-in-1 duck whistles- Mallard Drake, Woodies, Teal, Widgeon, Pintails and Quail
Turkey call types available
I handcraft turkey pot calls out of a vast array of wood types and acrylics and also offer custom turned strikers. See samples of wood types here.
Some of the pot call configurations are:
- slate over wood
- slate over glass
- slate over slate
- glass over glass
- glass over wood
- glass over slate
- copper over slate
Wood Species Used
Native, non-native and conscientiously and ethically harvested exotic woods containing their own level of natural oils, enabling them to retard moisture absorption and checking. View samples of wood types here.
Learn more about my philosophy regarding the sourcing of and usage of conscientiously harvested woods and why I think its a very important practice from an environmental and natural resources perspective.
Wood Finishes Utilized
Durable, long lasting finishes are used and depending upon wood species the type of finish varies slightly. At any rate, all calls receive 3-4 coats of a durable, high quality finish.
What others are saying
Read feedback from others and view what is going on in the field – here.
Where do I send feedback?
If you have feedback you would like to share with and/or others, feel free to send to my email. Click on the black email icon at the upper right corner of the page.
Where do I send pictures?
If you have pictures of success or hunts or just something that you would like to share, please feel free to send it to me. Click on the black email icon at the top right corner of the page.
Sending gifts directly to the giftee
I will mail calls directly to the recipient upon request. If you will advise during our email converse, I will also provide a complimentary card with typed message for the recipient ; at no charge.
Shipping rates and info
About our ‘Just For You’ custom call orders
‘Just for You’ calls
These are calls which take on special meaning and purpose. They possess detail such as personal implements involving sentimental woods, coins, jewelry integrations, pictures, etching and engraving, logos and text. All of which make the gift highly personable for the duck or turkey hunter in your life.
These duck calls and turkey calls could even be crafted from a special piece of wood which was once a piece of heirloom furniture or farmstead lumber. Perhaps it was a piece of wood collected from an old tree which once stood on grandpas place. All tailored to fit you.
A peek at some of ‘Just for You’ calls of the past-
These calls come with a complimentary gift card and call bag. If you are electing to have me ship the call directly to the giftee, advise and I can print a message within the card at no charge to you.
The cost associated with the custom gifts is dependent upon a host of factors and inputs; to include but not limited to complexity of project, material sourcing, design phase and some shop related factors. Thus, the prices do vary from project to project depending on what is being requested. You will be provided a rough guesstimate of the cost at the time of your initial inquiry. After the design phase, I will email or contact you regarding a more definitive cost for the project and will maintain contact throughout. No surprise or hidden costs with me. I believe in communication. Plus, I enjoy happy instead of mad.
What is a Louisiana style duck call?
Louisiana style duck calls possess toneboards which can be removed from the insert of the call. They can be fitted with either a single or double reed. The design accommodates variable tuning by allowing manipulation of the reeds and wedge placements along the toneboard. This allows callers to adjust the reed(s) and wedge placement so he/she can achieve the desired tone he/she is seeking.
These type calls are typically double reed, timber type calls which are used when hunting in close quarters hunting environments such as potholes, backwood’s creeks and rivers, swamps and areas of lakes that might be surrounded by a tight tree line.
Double reed, Louisiana style calls typically produce lower toned, mellow quacks which are less likely to suffer from acoustical reverb because typically the toneboards are crafted out of wood, a poured epoxy or other material that is less dense than the toneboards of an ‘open water’ call.
In summary, a Louisiana style is not determined by a ‘single or double reed’, rather whether or not the toneboard can be removed from the insert.
What is an Arkansas style duck call?
Arkansas style duck calls have an all one piece insert (toneboard and insert are permanently bonded). The construction is often made out of one piece of wood or could be made by bonding a toneboard permanently to an insert. These calls are typically louder in tone therefore producing raspier quacks and more volume than most of the double reed type timber calls.
The caller is not awarded the freedom to manipulate the toneboard in order to adjust the tone as with a Louisiana style call but can still adjust the reed a little.
The fact that most Arkansas style calls produce louder, higher pitched/toned quacks accounts for the reason these calls often are referred to as ‘open water’ type calls. They are used in large lake and open water type hunting environments as well as large open fields, where calling to birds at a distance might be advantageous.
Quacky Calls will not be responsible for any accident or injury caused by the use of their calls or products. We strongly recommend whether you are a new hunter or simply an outdoor enthusiast, that you familiarize yourself with and understand the manners in which to utilize this piece of hunting equipment. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure that small children and pets do not play with these game calls, for they contain parts which may present a choking hazard.