Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition

Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition

by Mike Lewis

Hardcover

$80.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997355932
Publisher: Susan Schadt Press
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Mike Lewis is a lifelong hunter. A native Arkansan, he lives in an area renowned worldwide for its duck hunting and fine call makers. Lewis began actively collecting duck calls, a uniquely American art form, and documenting the history of early call makers in the mid-1990s. Lewis has accumulated one of the world’s most historically and artistically significant collections of Arkansas-made duck calls. His collection includes approximately two thousand calls dating from 1890 to the present. He lives near White Hall, Arkansas, where he also practices law.

What People are Saying About This

Howard Harlan

"On the pages of Mike Lewis' book you will see some of the very best representations of calls and call maker profiles that Arkansas has to offer on these beautiful pieces of American history. The skill these backwoods carvers exhibited with a simple pocketknife and only straight blades with a sharp point amazes me and call collectors as well as hunters worldwide." (Howard Harlan is the most widely acknowledged duck call expert of our time. His efforts to authenticate the game call as a unique American Folk Art form has received worldwide recognition. Co-founder of the Callmakers and Collectors Association of America, his books include Duck Calls: An Enduring American Folk Art and The Legacy of the American Duck Call)

Guyette & Deeter Jon Deeter

"Combined with extensive research and keen appreciation of the craftsmanship and historical significance of Arkansas duck call makers, Calling the Wild is an invaluable guide and keepsake for the call collector community, duck call historians and the hunter sure to be transformed back to that memorable, long-ago hunt. Moreover, Mike Lewis highlights some of the most valuable calls in the country and preserves the personal stories of call makers from 1890 to 2017, chronicling waterfowling history and heritage that is extraordinarily important for future generations." (Since 1984, Guyette & Deeter has sold antique decoys and sporting art at auction and holds world record for auction prices in almost everycategoryof decoys, duck calls and sportingmemorabilia.)

former president of Callmakers & Collectors Associ Rick Milligan

"We need historians and we need storytellers alike in this wonderful tradition of duck call artistry. Mike Lewis masterfully combines both as he takes you on a journey through time and tale in the great state of Arkansas. This is a true deep dive into the craftsmen of duck calls of times gone by. A necessary classic for the serious collector, or anyone interested in our great American folk art!"

Dale Hall

"Calling The Wild is a fascinating and well -researched exploration of the history of the duck call in Arkansas and a tribute to the innovation and craftsmanship of the state’s callmakers. It is important for hunters and conservationists to understand and appreciate the rich artistic tradition of callmaking in America and the role the duck call continues to play as both utilitarian hunting tool and a skillfully crafted folk art."

From the Publisher

Combined with extensive research and keen appreciation of the craftsmanship and historical significance of Arkansas duck call makers, CALLING THE WILD is an invaluable guide and keepsake for the call collector community, duck call historians and the hunter sure to be transformed back to that memorable, long-ago hunt. Moreover, Mike Lewis highlights some of the most valuable calls in the country and preserves the personal stories of call makers from 1890 to 2017, chronicling waterfowling history and heritage that is extraordinarily important for future generations. - Jon Deeter

Guyette & Deeter Inc., Guyette & Deeter Inc., since 1984 Guyette & Deeter has sold antique decoys and sporting art at auction and holds world record for auction prices in almost everycategoryof decoys, duck calls and sportingmemorabilia.

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