Featured Call of the Month

Andy Bowles 1893-1977
Little Rock, Arkansas

Andy Bowles made premier duck calls in Little Rock beginning in the late-1930s. His calls were extraordinarily stylish and sought after by hunters. Bowles is the subject of a new biography to be published in the near future by member John Crow Miller of Dallas, Texas. Miller obtained unfettered access to the Bowles family and the book is certain to interest collectors. To reserve your copy of this limited publication book, you may contact Mr. Miller at jcm@johncrowmiller.com.
President's Note

     It’s sometimes difficult to think about duck calls and hunting during the dog days of August— at least in my home state of Arkansas where temperatures frequently approach 100 degrees. I hope it’s cooler where you are! Luckily, for many members the Southern Illinois Sportsman Show provided a welcome respite from the summer heat and generated a welcome amount of enthusiasm among a growing number of call maker and collector attendees. Many thanks to Jason Furlow for his hard work in making this show a success!

     Our next event kicks off on October 13th at the Eagles Nest Resort on the banks of beautiful Reelfoot Lake in Samburg, Tennessee. This is always a great show with its laid back atmosphere and unique blend of attendees. The event this year features carving demonstrations by talented makers Brad Samples and Jeremiah Cluesman along with a checkering lesson by the equally talented Waylon Thomson. The CCAA Working Duck Call Contest has continued to attract an ever-growing number of entries and provides opportunities for all call makers, from novices to experts, to compete for the year’s best sounding call across multiple categories. In addition, you collectors never know what treasure might show up! The Reelfoot Show is a “can’t miss” event for many members and I hope to see you there.

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     Mike Lewis

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