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A Ken Martin, Lemont, Ill., 4-inch duck call with proper box and papers in very nice condition. MARK GREENIG/RECORD

Mark Greenig: Legends of the call­ — Ken Martin

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We have all heard the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” It’s very evident in the evolution of duck calls over the course of American history. Back in the day, families certainly lived off the land. Wild game was a mainstay of early settlers’ diet. People were always scheming to think up more ways that would make the acquisition of their next meal easier. Thus, the invention of duck calls.


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