Owner/Operator: Chris Riggs
Phone #: (706) 871-8491
My name is Chris Riggs , I was born and raised In Georgia and still reside there, I've worked at Plant Vogtle as a system operator for the last 5 years . I'm a proud Husband and father of 4 kids , my kids are my life and they spend about as much time in the shop as I do. I started making duck calls, to make calls that reproduce a duck vocabulary not mimic the sound a duck makes. I was never satisfied with the assembly Line calls that are made hundreds at a time and all are exactly alike. The calls I make are handmade one at a time and hand tuned by me to reproduce a real ducks vocabulary. I've spent 30 + years hunting and just being out in wild places. I've spent the last 5 years raising mallard duck and spend hours listening to the calls they make while feeding, swimming, and interacting with each other. Each call I make is custom made for the person that ordered it. I do not have calls in stock and ready to ship. If you need a new call this week, I'm not your guy. Wait times for calls can often be two to three weeks, I do have some calls already made from time to time but no big inventory to choose from . I firmy believe that in order for a call to be truly custom, the buyer must be part of the process. They must provide input on how the call will look and sound, and I hope that involvement makes my customers truly feel like they have a hand in the process. I work hard to get my customers their calls in a reasonable amount of time, and communicate closely with each customer during the process of creating their call. One of the most enjoyable parts of call making for me is getting to know the people that own my calls. Nothing is more rewarding than being a small part of their time afield.
Each Call is built one at a time with great emphasis on wood selection as well as sound. Every call is hand tuned by me personally so that each call is unique in its own way, shape, and form. This is something I feel strongly about. I will not sell a call that I would not hunt with myself. Each piece of wood is hand selected, this ensures the highest quality of wood and that each piece has its own characteristics. We offer our calls in 100 % wood version or a 50/50 wood-acrylic version or 100% acrylic version. Our wood/acrylic calls offer the best of both worlds. They give you the durability of acrylic's with the traditional look of a wood barrel. The acrylic insert adds a crisp distinct tone to the calls. It can reach out farther than our 100% wood calls. But still produce a soft quack that no duck can resist. I have learned much of what I know about callmaking from trial and error. Every day in the shop is a learning experience and I hope that never changes, as I strive to continually get better at what I do. I have also learned an incredible amount from my peers in the custom callmaking community, and I try to help other callmakers in the same way. I pride myself in producing a unique call, not a copy of someone else's call. No two calls that I produce are exactly alike. No duplicator machine, no pre-fabricated parts, no computerized machine doing the work.