Facts and Questions

Purchasing Info Shipping Info   Payments Accepted Are Paypal payments safe?
Custom Orders Engraving on calls Special Requests ‘Just for You’ gift series
Gift boxed calls Mailing gifts directly to the giftee   Unique gifts for duck and turkey hunters
Duck Call types available Turkey Call types available What is a Louisiana style duck call? What is an Arkansas style duck call?
Call production sanitation Wood Species Used Finishes utilized on woods Calls made from your own sentimental woods
Send feedback Where do I send pictures?   What others are saying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchasing Info:

Purchases are wrought through our shopping cart portal.  At checkout, you will be provided payment processing through the secure platform of PayPal.  You can simply use your debit or credit card at the PayPal portal and do not necessarily even need a PayPal account.

Orders are packaged and shipped US Postal Priority within 1-2 days of purchase.  Shipping is $7.15 for up to two calls.

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Shipping Info

Shipping is US Postal Priority.  $7.15 for up to two calls.  A third call can be combined for shipment of just a dollar or two more typically, dependent upon geographical location.  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 for custom allotment orders are 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 most reasonable rate for larger, allotment orders.

Your calls come shipped, as seen packaged below, inside of a Postal Service Priority Mail box / envelope.  All direct purchases are shipped out within 2-3 business days.  Typically leaving my shop the very next day. 

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 Payments Accepted                                     paypal payment logo

I readily accept debit and credit cards through the PayPal payment processing portal which is part of the shopping cart checkout.  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.     


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 Are PayPal payments safe?

PayPal uses high encryption technologies to protect both you the buyer as well as me, the seller.  To learn more about PayPal Security and Purchase Protection.  Once on the page, just scroll down to learn more about Buyer, Purchase and Account Protection.

 

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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.

Silver or gold bands can be integrated into some of the designs for an additional fee, falling into the before-mentioned price range.

Personalized laser engraving or high speed rotary engraving is also 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 and are not mass produced with automated equipment, thus the turn around time.

Thanks for your interest in a custom call.  Some custom duck call purchase 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.

Some of your options are:

  • Personal photos, logos and momentos inside the glass calls
  • Personalized laser etching on slate playing surfaces or either slate sound boards.  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 is also available.  Three lines of text on the underside of turkey calls.  There are stipulations as to which wood species and call designs can be personalized.

Most calls with additional personalization fall into the before mentioned price range.  Please note that custom orders can take up to 8 weeks to receive, especially when engraving is desired.  All calls are designed by hand and are not mass produced, thus the turn around time.  Thanks for your interest in quackycalls.  Some custom turkey pot calls.

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 Call Production Sanitation

Sanitary measures are rendered during the production of our 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 many 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, that is a personal call of mine and will not be offered for sale.

I use new reeds, corks and rubber wedges within all calls. 

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Special Requests

 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 chosen, complexities of design, time demand and some other factors.  Oft times, when ordering an allotment, the individual per unit cost decreases and that reduction is passed down to you.  The cost of the project is not 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.

Contact Chris to discuss your design thoughts.  Please note, turn around time can vary depending on status of the shop at the time of your inquiry and design request.  All calls and whistles are designed by hand and are not mass produced.

Thanks for your interest in a custom call for your special occasion, wedding, gifts for groomsmen or for father’s day.
Contact Chris

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Calls made from your special sentimental woods

Do  you have a piece of sentimental wood 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?  It might be that I can create you a unique call or gifting from those sentimental woods.  There are stipulations to what types of wood can be used and the wood must be air-dried or kiln-dried to a minimum moisture content before we could advance.

I do offer wood stabilization but wood must be below a specified moisture content before doing so.

Contact Chris to discuss your thought design for your custom sentimental call or keepsake.

 

Other unique wooden creations, giftings and keepsakes

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

 

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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.

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 Duck call types available

     Duck calls

  • 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

What is a Louisiana style duck call?           What is an Arkansas style duck call?

 

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 Turkey call types available

         Turkey pot calls and strikers

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

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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.


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 Wood Finishes Utilized

Durable, long lasting finishes with an oil finish or polyurethanes, depending upon wood species.  Many calls receive 3-4 coats of an underlying, proprietary wood finish which serves to stabilize the wood.  After proper cure, topped with an exterior grade polyurethane.


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What others are saying

Read feedback from others and view what is going on in the field – here.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Gift boxed calls

We offer gift boxed calls for a minimal additional cost.

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Sending gifts directly to the giftee

I will mail gift calls directly to the recipient if you so choose for me to do so, at no additional charge, as long as the recipient is within the United States.  Shipping rates and info

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About our ‘Just For You’ custom call orders

The ‘Just for You’ series of calls are made specifically for the recipient.  These are calls which take on special meaning and purpose.  Most of the time these calls 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 that was once a piece of heirloom furniture or farmstead lumber.  All tailored to fit the buyer or giftee- ‘Just for You’

A peek at some of ‘Just for You’ calls of the past-

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 The ‘Just for You’ series of custom calls come with a complimentary ‘Just for You’ gift card to be filled out as you choose.  Or, I can print a message within,  if you have elected me to ship the finished product directly to the recipient.  At no extra charge.

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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.

 

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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.

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 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.

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 Disclaimer:
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.