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An example of one of the more intricate calls made by Jennings, which takes about 8 -10 hours to make. A more simple call can take 3-4 hours to create. Submitted photo

Creating the call of the wild

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A true artist can take a block of anything -- wood, clay, marble -- and craft it into something wonderful. For local resident Cliff Jennings, custom callmaking is his art form.


"Calls are tools to be used in the field for duck or goose hunting," he said. When hunting, waterfowl hunters use decoys and calls to entice the birds into the proper position.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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