Featured Call of the Month

Everett Baldridge
Hardy, AR

Born and raised in Hardy, Arkansas, this 78 year old craftsman still makes calls that are very sought after by collectors.  After almost 40 years making calls, Everett has zeroed in on what is his "EB" style call looks like, and man is it fantastic.  Everett uses inlay material to accent many of his calls, and also carves acorns, guns and ducks in some.  If he's not out squirrel hunting, baling hay, or checking cows, he will be in his small shop turning out what is and will be for many years to come, "Works of Art."

President's Note

The 52nd Annual Midwest Decoy Associations Decoy and Sporting Collectable Show at St.Charles is April 25th thru 29th.  It's always a great time, and you never know what will pop up and be discovered at the show!  The CCAA Fancy call contest is Thursday April 27th, and call check in is from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  The CCAA pizza party and Call Auction is Thursday evening as well, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  There are some wonderful calls in the auction this year, and you can see them here:

If you haven't heard, CCAA member Gary Chambers discovered the location of the grave site of Charles Grubbs (1848-1933).  The site is an unmarked grave, so Gary is leading an effort to procure a memorial to mark the resting place of this pioneer in the duck call world.  In the next CCAA newsletter, you will be able to read about the journey Gary has been on.  Let's all pitch in and help Gary on his quest.  If you would like to contribute to the efforts, Gary has a GoFundMe campaign launched here:

It's time to start working on articles for the June edition of the newsletter.  If you would like to submit an article or some pictures to be in this newsletter, fill out the following form and it will be received by our Editor Eric Nelson. submit article link


Brian Byers


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