Award winning call maker and carver Brad Samples of Blindsided Calls has worked his carving magic on a few of my calls. They just beg to be held and closely examined. I build the call and send it to Brad, then my customer works directly with him. He charges approximately $150-$200 to do the carving on a call similar to the one pictured here. Contact him via the Blindsided Calls Facebook page.
After the loss of a dog that is a hunting companion and member of the family, some hunters have had me build calls using their dogs' cremated remains. I cut a decorative ring around the call, and the ashes are inlaid in the space. The ashes are treated with the utmost respect and never wasted. Every bit of ash that is not used in the call is returned to the customer. Ash inlays can be done with oil finished or CA finished wood calls, micarta, and polished acrylic. I hope it goes without saying, but just in case.....I will not do calls with cremated human remains under any circumstances. Please contact me for a quote.