My name is Chad Cruce I have been a turkey hunter since the early 90’s. I learned to make turkey calls from Rex Harrell of Wilburn, AR. Rex Harrell was a true craftsmen and made a living off the land. I took a call to Rex one day and showed it to him and asked him if he could help me make one. Rex had never made one himself but was a wood turner. He looked at it and had one turned in just a few minutes. My love for turkey hunting and making turkey calls was a good fit. I have been turning calls for around 18 years. It’s kind of neat to make something yourself and put it to use. Which in my case harvesting a turkey.
I have lived in Stone County for 14 years come this spring. I have been a Wildlife Officer for 18 years. I tell people I am not a wood turner but a turkey call maker.