Featured Call of the Month
Paul Englund is the consummate waterfowler, whose resume includes hunter, guide, call maker, historian, mentor and activist.
Possibly most well known for his line of hand-made world class duck and goose calls, Paul’s Calls and in particular his Pit-Boss goose calls are sought by both hunters and collectors alike. Paul’s calls have won over 35 state and regional duck and goose calling competitions, and his calls have garnered him first place at the prestigious Callmakers & Collectors Association of America’s contest in St. Charles, Illinois.
Paul cut his teeth duck hunting at the historic Grey Hound duck camp on famed Lake Christina where his father guided and cooked. Later in life, Paul too would guide. Paul’s skills and understanding of waterfowl and their habits led him to mentor and inspire countless numbers of aspiring hunters, particularly youngsters, in the arts of decoying and calling to the birds he so admired. Paul has also shared freely of his knowledge and inspired and mentored others to take up the art of callmaking.
His dedication to the science and sport led him to help preserve the history of callmakers when he served as president and vice-president to the fledgling Callmakers & Collectors Association of America (CCAA) where he penned several articles documenting some of the most influential callmakers in Minnesota.
Paul continues to be a draw at the Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association’s annual show where he is the ambassador of calls, callmaking and its rich history. Paul is also an active member in the Minnesota Waterfowl Association (MWA), Minnesota Duck & Goose Callers, Fur Fin & Feathers Club, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited (DU), Trout Unlimited (TU) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) where he has donated countless numbers of his calls and raising many thousands of bucks-for-ducks. Dr. Quack, as he is known to his friends, is truly a waterfowler’s waterfowler.
Written by Doug Lodermeier sr.
The CCAA fancy call contest is underway, April 24th-29th starting with room to room trading the 24th through the 28th . On Thursday the 27th we will be having our annual pizza party and call auction. There is just over 30 calls with some very unique items in the auction. It's turning out tjj on be a great show. Friday th the 28th we will be holding our CCAA club business meeting and call contest. After that the contest calls and the decoy show will move from room to room trading to the banquet room for the public to enjoy. There will be a lot of decoys and information on waterfowl history over the week along with the guyett deeter auction. Hope to see everyone there.