OUR TEAM

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MIKE LEMON

KENTUCKY

BACKGROUND

Mike’s dad instilled a hunter ‘s spirit in him at an early age. Growing up hunting deer and small game, Mike was eventually drawn too the addictive world of waterfowl. Without a duck hunting mentor, Mike became a self-taught hunter and caller who tests his skills on hard hunted refuge and local birds in Kentucky. Public land and knocking on doors seeking the “yes” is this duck hunter’s way of life. Continuing the duck hunting tradition is very important to Mike. That is why he is passionate about inspiring new duck hunters through fellowship in the duck blind. When not hunting Mike will be enjoying his biggest passions: faith and family.
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CHRIS TILLMAN

CALIFORNIA

BACKGROUND

Committed Custom Calls is very proud to announce Baltimore Orioles & MLB All Star Chris Tillman to the professional staff. Chris’s passion for waterfowling runs just as deep in the marsh as it does on the mound! Chris has been blessed to be able to hunt ducks and geese all around the country each fall & winter. His calls of choice for putting birds in the decoys…Committed Custom Calls!
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MATT FLICKER

NORTH DAKOTA

BACKGROUND

I live in the target rich state of North Dakota. From August to December my buddies and I pound the gravel trying to find our next “X” feed. Our passion is decoying birds in close. Gary at CCC has helped us do that with calls that are ideal for early season honkers to big late season mallards!
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BRIAN MALONE

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

I learned to call from listening to live birds. My dad says I could blow a call before I could talk. I have grown up around the outdoors my entire life hunting and fishing with dad. I currently guide for Braidwood Lake Hunt Club. This is one of the best clubs in the entire midwest .  I love to help people fill their limits. I also love to make birds work. I can’t think of a better high than calling ducks and geese to my spread using Committed Custom Calls.
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MIKE RIES

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

I grew up in duck desert of East-central Illinois, hunting rabbits and pheasants along railroad tracks and ditches. One day while upland hunting, I accidentally jumped some mallards, and it was on! Oakwood Bottoms of southern Illinois, was the site of my first real duck hunt during the 1975-76 season. That single hunt solidified my passion for waterfowl hunting, specifically Greenheads! I have chased ducks hundreds of miles to hunt on public lands throughout Illinois to Arkansas. From the north to the south, and as far west as Havana, I’ve seen backwater marshes, slues, big lakes, farm ponds, rivers, fields, and just about everything in between. Rain or shine, I’m there. Throughout my waterfowling career, I have used many calls, from many different manufacturers, ranging from inexpensive poly calls, to the highest end wood and acrylic calls. When I got my hands on a Committed Custom Calls mallard hen call a few years ago, the number of birds that I have had the pleasure of harvesting has increased with quantifiable results when compared to other calls. After two years of success with the Throwback Large Bore, I’ve experienced more than enough success, giving me unwavering confidence in what it can do. From Arkansas to northern Illinois, it’s the real deal…that magic whistle we’re all searching for.
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DANNY GALLATIN

OHIO

BACKGROUND

I was raised chasing hounds all through the country side coon hunting with family. As I aged I searched for something a little more challenging, I picked up a bow and arrow and began to learn how to deer hunt. I missed watching hounds doing what they love so I picked up a beagle and began rabbit hunting in my spare time. After awhile I missed learning and having that challenge in my outdoor life so i then discovered my one true passion of waterfowl hunting. The fast paced shooting on the move, with eyes that see better than any man, using and training a retreiver waterfowl hunting is everything.

I love about the outdoors. No matter if I’m scouting, working with the lab, building blinds, watching birds learning from them, or practicing calling, waterfowl hunting has a year round commitment from me. I desired a challenge and that is what I love about. 90 percent of the hunting I do is in harvested grain fields within 10 miles of each other here in Ohio. Working birds day after day implementing small changes in spreads, areas, and calling style keeps me on the birds.

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MIKE LEMON

KENTUCKY

BACKGROUND

Mike’s dad instilled a hunter ‘s spirit in him at an early age. Growing up hunting deer and small game, Mike was eventually drawn too the addictive world of waterfowl. Without a duck hunting mentor, Mike became a self-taught hunter and caller who tests his skills on hard hunted refuge and local birds in Kentucky. Public land and knocking on doors seeking the “yes” is this duck hunter’s way of life. Continuing the duck hunting tradition is very important to Mike. That is why he is passionate about inspiring new duck hunters through fellowship in the duck blind. When not hunting Mike will be enjoying his biggest passions: faith and family.
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CHRIS TILLMAN

CALIFORNIA

BACKGROUND

Committed Custom Calls is very proud to announce Baltimore Orioles & MLB All Star Chris Tillman to the professional staff. Chris’s passion for waterfowling runs just as deep in the marsh as it does on the mound! Chris has been blessed to be able to hunt ducks and geese all around the country each fall & winter. His calls of choice for putting birds in the decoys…Committed Custom Calls!
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BRIAN MALONE

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

I learned to call from listening to live birds. My dad says I could blow a call before I could talk. I have grown up around the outdoors my entire life hunting and fishing with dad. I currently guide for Braidwood Lake Hunt Club. This is one of the best clubs in the entire midwest .  I love to help people fill their limits. I also love to make birds work. I can’t think of a better high than calling ducks and geese to my spread using Committed Custom Calls.
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MATT FLICKER

NORTH DAKOTA

BACKGROUND

I live in the target rich state of North Dakota. From August to December my buddies and I pound the gravel trying to find our next “X” feed. Our passion is decoying birds in close. Gary at CCC has helped us do that with calls that are ideal for early season honkers to big late season mallards!
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MIKE RIES

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

I grew up in duck desert of East-central Illinois, hunting rabbits and pheasants along railroad tracks and ditches. One day while upland hunting, I accidentally jumped some mallards, and it was on! Oakwood Bottoms of southern Illinois, was the site of my first real duck hunt during the 1975-76 season. That single hunt solidified my passion for waterfowl hunting, specifically Greenheads! I have chased ducks hundreds of miles to hunt on public lands throughout Illinois to Arkansas. From the north to the south, and as far west as Havana, I’ve seen backwater marshes, slues, big lakes, farm ponds, rivers, fields, and just about everything in between. Rain or shine, I’m there. Throughout my waterfowling career, I have used many calls, from many different manufacturers, ranging from inexpensive poly calls, to the highest end wood and acrylic calls. When I got my hands on a Committed Custom Calls mallard hen call a few years ago, the number of birds that I have had the pleasure of harvesting has increased with quantifiable results when compared to other calls. After two years of success with the Throwback Large Bore, I’ve experienced more than enough success, giving me unwavering confidence in what it can do. From Arkansas to northern Illinois, it’s the real deal…that magic whistle we’re all searching for.
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DANNY GALLATIN

OHIO

BACKGROUND

I was raised chasing hounds all through the country side coon hunting with family. As I aged I searched for something a little more challenging, I picked up a bow and arrow and began to learn how to deer hunt. I missed watching hounds doing what they love so I picked up a beagle and began rabbit hunting in my spare time. After awhile I missed learning and having that challenge in my outdoor life so i then discovered my one true passion of waterfowl hunting. The fast paced shooting on the move, with eyes that see better than any man, using and training a retreiver waterfowl hunting is everything.

I love about the outdoors. No matter if I’m scouting, working with the lab, building blinds, watching birds learning from them, or practicing calling, waterfowl hunting has a year round commitment from me. I desired a challenge and that is what I love about. 90 percent of the hunting I do is in harvested grain fields within 10 miles of each other here in Ohio. Working birds day after day implementing small changes in spreads, areas, and calling style keeps me on the birds.

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WESTON DAUSMANN

MISSOURI

BACKGROUND

I grew up in Southeast Missouri in the outdoors hunting and fishing as a passion, and a way to pass time in a quiet little town. I spent most of my time chasing whitetail deer until nine years ago when I was introduced to duck hunting by a childhood friend. I’ve chased ducks throughout the Midwest and one thing has stayed consistent, and that is having committed custom calls on my lanyard. Some days the birds just won’t work, but since I’ve started running committed custom calls they are far and few between. These duck/goose calls don’t ask the birds to come back or land, they tell the ducks to sit down!
Since then, year in and year out I have spent a large portion of the fall in duck blinds, waiting for the sun to rise and watching it set.
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JUSTIN REIMERS

UTAH

BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in Southern California. Some might think of Southern Cal as surfing and sunny beaches; which suits some. My passion was in the mountains. My father raised me on camping and fishing trips to the High Sierras and Upland game hunts above the Mojave Desert. When I was 20, I moved to Iowa for school. There, I was introduced to my first waterfowl hunt. We spent the night in a public mash in the pouring rain guarding our spread. We had no shelter other than our waders and coats. Absolutely soaked and freezing by shooting light, the ducks started bombing our decoys. The cold and shivers went away and the rest is history. I was hooked. Since that day 14 years ago, Water fowling is now a way of life. I am now living in Utah where I am a carrier Firefighter and Paramedic in the Salt Lake Valley. It’s the best job in the world. It allows me to spend a lot of time with my family and watch my kids grow up like I did, respecting and enjoying the outdoors. I am no professional or contest caller by any means, but I can hold my own in the blind behind my custom tuned Committed Calls. I hunt public land here in Utah, and it is competitive to say the least. Here you need a loud, ducky call to get those wary public birds away from the spread a couple hundred yards (or less) away from yours. That’s what Gary’s calls do, pull birds. The new Acrylic CCC calls go everywhere with me preparing for the upcoming season. Can’t wait to see those cupped wings Committed to the decoys!

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MARK BERGAGNA

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

Born and Raised in North Central IL., I grew up hunting a Duck Club along the IL. River, which I continue to hunt there today. I also like hitting the Cornfields / Beanfields for geese. Over the past 38 yrs. I’ve had the opportunity to hunt several states ( Ark., Mn., S. Dakota, Tn. and Wisc. ) with Family and Friends. I bought my first Duck Call from Gary around 2009-2010. Since then I’ve added a few more. His calls are demanding and transition smoothly. Besides his duck calls, I have his Cut Down Goose call on my Lanyard. All of Gary’s calls are Well Crafted and can be Tuned to your liking. If your Committed to Duck and Goose Hunting as I am, Get yourself a Committed Custom Call!!

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TREVOR SPORRER

SOUTH DAKOTA

BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California. I’ve been hooked on waterfowl since the day my Dad took me on my first goose hunt 12 years ago. I grew up hunting a duck club in Chino, California with my family and friends. In the fall of 2012 I received a baseball scholarship to play at a small school in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Located in Northeast South Dakota, Aberdeen lies in the heart of the famed Prairie Pothole Region along the central flyway. The area surrounding Aberdeen is one of the finest waterfowl flyways around.Sand Lake Wildlife refuge to the north holds over a million ducks and geese at the peak of the migration. The name of the game up here is dry corn fields for ducks and geese. In the corn I prefer a soft subtle call like the original that’s raspy and sounds very realistic. Committed Custom Calls are the most durable and realistic sounding calls I have used in the field!

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WESTON DAUSMANN

MISSOURI

BACKGROUND

I grew up in Southeast Missouri in the outdoors hunting and fishing as a passion, and a way to pass time in a quiet little town. I spent most of my time chasing whitetail deer until nine years ago when I was introduced to duck hunting by a childhood friend. I’ve chased ducks throughout the Midwest and one thing has stayed consistent, and that is having committed custom calls on my lanyard. Some days the birds just won’t work, but since I’ve started running committed custom calls they are far and few between. These duck/goose calls don’t ask the birds to come back or land, they tell the ducks to sit down!
Since then, year in and year out I have spent a large portion of the fall in duck blinds, waiting for the sun to rise and watching it set.
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JUSTIN REIMERS

UTAH

BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in Southern California. Some might think of Southern Cal as surfing and sunny beaches; which suits some. My passion was in the mountains. My father raised me on camping and fishing trips to the High Sierras and Upland game hunts above the Mojave Desert. When I was 20, I moved to Iowa for school. There, I was introduced to my first waterfowl hunt. We spent the night in a public mash in the pouring rain guarding our spread. We had no shelter other than our waders and coats. Absolutely soaked and freezing by shooting light, the ducks started bombing our decoys. The cold and shivers went away and the rest is history. I was hooked. Since that day 14 years ago, Water fowling is now a way of life. I am now living in Utah where I am a carrier Firefighter and Paramedic in the Salt Lake Valley. It’s the best job in the world. It allows me to spend a lot of time with my family and watch my kids grow up like I did, respecting and enjoying the outdoors. I am no professional or contest caller by any means, but I can hold my own in the blind behind my custom tuned Committed Calls. I hunt public land here in Utah, and it is competitive to say the least. Here you need a loud, ducky call to get those wary public birds away from the spread a couple hundred yards (or less) away from yours. That’s what Gary’s calls do, pull birds. The new Acrylic CCC calls go everywhere with me preparing for the upcoming season. Can’t wait to see those cupped wings Committed to the decoys!

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MARK BERGAGNA

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

Born and Raised in North Central IL., I grew up hunting a Duck Club along the IL. River, which I continue to hunt there today. I also like hitting the Cornfields / Beanfields for geese. Over the past 38 yrs. I’ve had the opportunity to hunt several states ( Ark., Mn., S. Dakota, Tn. and Wisc. ) with Family and Friends. I bought my first Duck Call from Gary around 2009-2010. Since then I’ve added a few more. His calls are demanding and transition smoothly. Besides his duck calls, I have his Cut Down Goose call on my Lanyard. All of Gary’s calls are Well Crafted and can be Tuned to your liking. If your Committed to Duck and Goose Hunting as I am, Get yourself a Committed Custom Call!!

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TREVOR SPORRER

SOUTH DAKOTA

BACKGROUND

I was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California. I’ve been hooked on waterfowl since the day my Dad took me on my first goose hunt 12 years ago. I grew up hunting a duck club in Chino, California with my family and friends. In the fall of 2012 I received a baseball scholarship to play at a small school in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Located in Northeast South Dakota, Aberdeen lies in the heart of the famed Prairie Pothole Region along the central flyway. The area surrounding Aberdeen is one of the finest waterfowl flyways around.Sand Lake Wildlife refuge to the north holds over a million ducks and geese at the peak of the migration. The name of the game up here is dry corn fields for ducks and geese. In the corn I prefer a soft subtle call like the original that’s raspy and sounds very realistic. Committed Custom Calls are the most durable and realistic sounding calls I have used in the field!

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LOUIS NADEAU

ONTARIO

BACKGROUND

Growing up in Canada I was always surrounded by lakes and woodlands this is where my obsession for fishing and the outdoors came alive at a young age. When I first started hunting my passion was for big game, especially with my compound bow in hand. I would hunt Deer, Moose, Bear and everything in between. What I thought I was passionate about all that time changed after that first morning in the duckblind. Now my passion for waterfowling far exceeds my big game hunting and has for over the past eight years. I spend most of my fall watching sunrise and sunsets laying in a fresh cut field or in the boatblind chasing Waterfowl. My season usually start off in the early season hunting Canadas, then Mallards, Woodies, Teal and other dabbling ducks in the ponds and marshes. Come late season I’m chasing Big ol Northern Mallards and Diving ducks on the frigid shores of Lake Ontario and the St.Lawrence River . There’s nothing better then hearing the whislting of wings or watching a flock of birds work your decoys once you called them in. If that doesnt get your heart pumping nothing will!! When the waterfowl season is over I’m either working on my calling, re rigging decoys, scouting for new places and getting ready for the upcoming season. Or as soon as the lakes are thawed I’m out in the boat fishing for anything with fins but my favorite is having a flipping stick in my hand punching or frogging mats for Largemouth or dragging tubes and dropshotting for Smallmouth all while im counting down the days till opening day of waterfowl season. I look forward to many more years of chasing Greenheads and Canadas with Committed Custom Calls on my Lanyard !!

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COLT CARRIER

BACKGROUND

Since I was 9 years old I have been hunting ducks and geese. Hearing the guys calling in the field at that age was what interested me the most about waterfowl. I have tought myself everything I know today about calling birds. I love to get the youth out and see there face when you got live birds walking in the spread. Going from call to call trying to find out what was best all came to an end when I got my hands on Commited Custom Calls. I have yet to find a better, easier, and realistic call then Committed Custom. Get Committed.

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TONY MANVILLE

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

I never grew up in a hunting family and started hunting a little late in my life. I was raised playing sports and spending every weekend at the ball field. As I got older, I was introduced to hunting by a few friends of mind on a Des Plaines River goose hunt. We threw out 12 floaters, had no calls, and thought we knew what we were doing. Luckily, about 20 minutes into the hunt, 2 honkers came in feet down and we dropped both. As soon as that first one his the water, I knew I was hooked. I now live in Minnetonka, Minnesota and spend my days chasing birds in the marshes, lakes and fields with my black lab Hossa. I guide at Marsh lake Hunt Club in Victoria, MN and strive to get people to feel the same way I feel every time a bird comes crashing down into the spread. Gary at Committed Custom Calls knows what it takes to get birds on the ground and it shows in his calls. They are truly created for the serious waterfowlers and the conditions we go through in order to have success. I look forward to many years of creating memories with CCC products on my lanyard.

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KEVIN STEWART

ONTARIO

BACKGROUND

“Stu” is truly an American, he is a man that can be related to by many as a blue collar hard working Union tradesman. His passion for hunting and fishing is rivaled only by his dedication to his wife and 2 kids. You can find Stu on a body of water or in a field whenever he has free time during the year. Stu has grown up around hunting and fishing his whole life and is a tremendous wealth of knowledge and a valuable asset to our team. Kevin’s positive attitude and willingness to help others no matter the situation are characteristics we strive for when looking for team members.

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JOSH LARSEN

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

Waterfowling is in my blood. There are not too many words to explain it but it’s a passion. Outside of work and family, I’m either hunting or fishing. Hunting to me is more than a sport, it’s a way of life. If I’m not after ducks and geese, I’m in the deer stand chasing whitetails in the fall and big strutting gobblers in the spring. Fishing keeps me busy during the summer months but nothing gets me going like a mess of mallards. I am lucky to have friends and family who share the same passion for the outdoors as me. Even though I have learned a lot by my own trial and error, much of my success as an outdoorsman can be credited to my father and grandfather teaching me while I was young. They taught me that hard work pays off, hands down. Whether at work or in the field. Which is why I like Committed Custom Calls, every single call has the hard work and passion, tradition and time, poured into them.

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CODY FINK

ONTARIO

BACKGROUND

Cody is an exceptional young man who, at the early age of 22, is already a top guide in the Midwest. He guides at one of the premiere goose hunting destinations in the entire Midwest, Braidwood Lake Hunt Club. Cody’s passion for duck and goose calling is something I’ve [Gary Perinar] never seen before. He can blow a call with the absolute best of the best and his knowledge and experience around goose calls and calling has tremendously helped with the development and field testing of the Stubblebum.

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LOUIS NADEAU

ONTARIO

BACKGROUND

Growing up in Canada I was always surrounded by lakes and woodlands this is where my obsession for fishing and the outdoors came alive at a young age. When I first started hunting my passion was for big game, especially with my compound bow in hand. I would hunt Deer, Moose, Bear and everything in between. What I thought I was passionate about all that time changed after that first morning in the duckblind. Now my passion for waterfowling far exceeds my big game hunting and has for over the past eight years. I spend most of my fall watching sunrise and sunsets laying in a fresh cut field or in the boatblind chasing Waterfowl. My season usually start off in the early season hunting Canadas, then Mallards, Woodies, Teal and other dabbling ducks in the ponds and marshes. Come late season I’m chasing Big ol Northern Mallards and Diving ducks on the frigid shores of Lake Ontario and the St.Lawrence River . There’s nothing better then hearing the whislting of wings or watching a flock of birds work your decoys once you called them in. If that doesnt get your heart pumping nothing will!! When the waterfowl season is over I’m either working on my calling, re rigging decoys, scouting for new places and getting ready for the upcoming season. Or as soon as the lakes are thawed I’m out in the boat fishing for anything with fins but my favorite is having a flipping stick in my hand punching or frogging mats for Largemouth or dragging tubes and dropshotting for Smallmouth all while im counting down the days till opening day of waterfowl season. I look forward to many more years of chasing Greenheads and Canadas with Committed Custom Calls on my Lanyard !!

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COLT CARRIER

ILLINOIS

BACKGROUND

Since I was 9 years old I have been hunting ducks and geese. Hearing the guys calling in the field at that age was what interested me the most about waterfowl. I have tought myself everything I know today about calling birds. I love to get the youth out and see there face when you got live birds walking in the spread. Going from call to call trying to find out what was best all came to an end when I got my hands on Commited Custom Calls. I have yet to find a better, easier, and realistic call then Committed Custom. Get Committed.

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JORDAN WILKEY

BACKGROUND

I started hunting at 7 years old and was instantly hooked, it became my passion. I started blowing a Foiles Straight Meat Honker at 8 years old and practiced every day. Started guiding for Torino hunt club at the age of 15. During hunting season my days are spent in the field or in the truck looking for the next days hunt, in the offseason I am training my dog Ella for the upcoming season and practicing my calling. I started working for the millwright local 1693 right out of high school and am now a second year apprentice. Committed Custom Calls have given me the edge I have been looking for!

BEN URICH

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