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by By Jonathon Finle
Oct 29, 2008 | 427 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

For three years now, Kenny Anglin has been quacking up ... literally.

Anglin is the proprietor of Kritter Getter, located in Social Circle, Georgia, and established in 2006. It is a business designed to help its customers bring in the ... “kritters.”

With Kritter Getter, Anglin produces handmade game calls suited for most any type of hunting. Kritter Getter offers mallard duck, wood duck, goose, coyote, squirrel and crow calls as well as deer grunts.

Anglin has been honing in his skills over the years after a good friend put the “call” in his ear.

“One of my best friends made turkey calls and he wanted someone to travel to different shows with him,” Anglin said, “so I started making calls other than turkey calls.”

According to Anglin, his friend showed him how he made turkey calls which peeked his interest.

“He showed me how he made them and I became interested in customizing my own calls,” he said.

To make a good game call useful enough to bring in the “kritter” you’re looking for, there are several things to keep in mind.

“It is important to choose the best wood possible,” Anglin said. “We use exotic woods from all over the U.S. We hand turn each call, one by one, making each one a little different, not using any jigs. We then sand them, put a clear wax on them and then insert the reeds.”

And he must be doing something right, because his wood duck calls led him to be featured in the July/August edition of Ducks Unlimited Magazine, Calling All Ducks.

Although Anglin statted making game calls as a hobby, the business has seen a significant pick up.

“It is a hobby of mine,” he said, “but we are staying so busy that it could be a full time job.”

While designing a call to have the right sound may be the most difficult aspect of making a call, using them is another story.

“All our calls have a sound all their own,” he said. “You need to know how to use them correctly, but I can teach anyone in about three minutes. They are very easy to blow.”

Come see Kenny Anglin at the year’s Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival.

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