Back story about why I chose to name the first collection of Select Calls after vintage waterfowl guns, beside the fact the old guns are super awesome.
What makes something worthy of passing along to next generation?
One of my most favorite items I own is an old Savage shot gun with a cracked stock. This old gun has a story. It was my grandpa's shotgun. He cracked the stock on the front porch of his house with a celebratory shot on New years eve, I wish I knew what year that happened, but I was too young to remember when my dad told me that story.
My dad inherited the gun after grandpa had passed. That old Savage ended up being the the one and only gun my dad hunted with till the day he died. It was then passed on to me.
For a gun I only carried in the field a few times as a teenager I have so many memories with it. I remember as kid him taking it out of the old leather gun case to show it to me when I would ask. He would let me slide the the action back and tell me a story about my grandpa. That gun was also the the center of the first real serious talk my dad and I had, it was over me borrowing his 12ga to hunt quail and how dangerous a mis handled gun is. My dad's old Savage Shotgun that sits in my call shop next to his Flag is what inspired me to name the first collection of Select Calls after waterfowl guns. They are such a huge part of our waterfowl heritage! I hope someday one my calls may end up being passed down through someone's family full of stories.