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About Big Lake
Big Lake Outdoor Products of Elloree, South Carolina is proud to offer the finest double and single reed duck calls and are renowned for their incredibly “ducky” sounds, tremendous ease of effort to blow and for making all of the sounds of the mallard duck. The hail call, greeting call, comeback call, feeding call and even the cajun squeal can be easily made with our Perfect Timber duck calls. We consider our World’s Best Double-Reed (WBD) to be one of the finest double-reeds ever made, able to make incredible mallard calls, loud or quiet. Each of these calls are designed to produce quality sound and to prevent the reed from sticking; both being main objectives in offering a quality product. Loud, quiet, realistic, single or double-reed - they do it all for any condition! Perfect Honker goose calls are also available in the short reed style that produce incredibly authentic goose sounds.
“Made in South Carolina, to be used anywhere in the World” is a statement that is true and something that we are proud to tell everyone. Words like “beautiful”, “striking”, “dominating”, and “dependable” are things that Big Lake waterfowl call owners are saying whenever they use these calls anywhere from the Mid-West, to the North Eastern Shore, and down south as well. Their ease-of-use when blowing, real raspiness, and a refusal to ever stick, even when wet, has got Big Lake owners really singing its praises. More and more big ducks are getting "Big Laked" after being fooled by these calls. Other hunters are also getting "Big Laked' when hunting near those who use these premium calls and watching flight after flight being drawn into the decoy spreads of Big Lake callers, and not theirs! Join the excitement of owning and blowing these fantastic calls.
Big Lake is a place located in South Carolina’s renowned Santee swamp off the Wateree River that is both enchanting and mythical. It was here that a little boy was introduced to hunting and fishing, first by his father and then his grandfather when the boy’s father passed away. By continuing an outdoor legacy, both the grandfather and his seven-year-old grandson comforted each other over this grievous loss as they trekked on foot and by boat in the grand waterways and magnificent cypress sloughs of Big Lake, catching fish and hunting duck, deer, squirrel and hogs. Those precious childhood memories that I still cherish today led me to name the company after the endeared Big Lake. “Let’s head to the Lake” has so much meaning to so many people with their fathers and sons, daughters, and grandchildren and I hope these premium products will do their part in providing many more such memories in the future to everyone that uses them.
Since my first excursions at Big Lake, duck calling and duck hunting has been a passion for me. This passion has carried me from South Carolina to Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and Canada on numerous quests to experience the many outdoor enjoyments of waterfowling. All of these hunting trips, for me, were about calling and outwitting ducks with a duck call just as much as shooting them. The enjoyment of calling and working birds eventually led to a dream to be able to hunt with a duck call that I personally made. An idea turned into a reality after several years of intensive research and work on developing a call with the desired characteristics of a premium sounding duck call. The end result of what was originally a novel idea of having my own hunting call, resulted in a product line to share with all waterfowlers demanding superior sounding calls.
Photo credit: Matt Walsh, LakeSide Magazine