As most kids in Iowa I was introduced to hunting when I was a young boy. We spent the weekends chasing pheasants and quail. I was introduced to turkey hunting at the age of 14. It was a successful trip and I was hooked. The dark cool damp mornings waiting for that first bird to gobble is a difficult feeling to describe. To this day, I still cant sleep the night before opening day.
While pheasant hunting in December we came across a large duck feed. We obtained permission, scrounged up some decoys and didn’t kill a thing. It started a passion that will never go away. During high school and college I hunted as often as I could. As with most people working and life takes up a lot of time but i managed to hunt every spare minute I could.
As my passion for duck hunting grew we leased some ground in Sumner Missouri, now the new duck capital of the world. I met a few people and was fortunate to guide a little for Habitat Flats and absorbed as much information as possible.
My health took a life changing turn, I struggle physically and mentally for a number of years. My drive to hunt didn’t change but my body just wouldn’t hold up. Struggling to find a hobby and stay engaged in hunting I decided to make a duck calls. It took a couple months but I slowly figured it out. I sold a few and kept working on my craft. In a short period of time I had moved to a 1000 square foot facility, purchased a CNC and brought on 2 reps. There is a bigger purpose than making calls, calls give me the opportunity to move forward each day.