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My brother and I were walking out to the parking lot after hunting in Bayou Meto one morning nearly 30 years ago. As we were standing beside the truck getting ready to leave I looked down and saw what looked like the barrel of a call sticking out of the mud. It was caked in mud and since it was at the edge of the parking area I assumed it had been run over. As an after thought I kicked it with my boot before I got in the truck. It was then that I saw it had the insert still attached. I wiped it off and stuck it in my field jacket. I got home hung up my coat and forgot about it for a couple of weeks since I had to go back to school. I remembered it, took it out and cleaned it up. It was a Chick Majors Dixie Mallard made between 1948 - 1953, they were still wood burning "Dixie Mallard" on the barrels then and started using the paper labels in 1954. I still have it. :biggrin:
 

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On ebay they sell between $150 to $300. It would also depend on if he had the package it came in and how bad someone wanted it . The story behind it makes it special to the owner and for that i would never get rid of it , keep passing it down .
 

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My brother and I were walking out to the parking lot after hunting in Bayou Meto one morning nearly 30 years ago. As we were standing beside the truck getting ready to leave I looked down and saw what looked like the barrel of a call sticking out of the mud. It was caked in mud and since it was at the edge of the parking area I assumed it had been run over. As an after thought I kicked it with my boot before I got in the truck. It was then that I saw it had the insert still attached. I wiped it off and stuck it in my field jacket. I gpot home hung up my coat and forgot about it for a couple of weeks since I had to go back to school. I remembered it, took it out and cleaned it up. It was a Chick Majors Dixie Mallard made between 1948 - 1953, they were still wood burning "Dixie Mallard" on the barrels then and started using the paper labels in 1954. I still have it. :biggrin:

I would say this was a good trip. Lol .
 

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My dad guided and called for Alice Sydney farms back in the 60's. These are the calls they used. He said back then they would buy a case of calls before season and would let the big shots take a call home with them. Back then this was the place to hunt in southeast Ar. I have tried finding one of these old calls with the metal reed but have not been able to find one especially in my price range. Chicks daughter is still making calls and calls them Dixie mallards but from what I have been told they are not what the originals are. The ones I have seen go for around 200. A new call from his daughter I think is less than 100. If I was him I would not worry about the dollar value because I would never sell it and if lost or damaged insurance would be unable to replace it for any dollar amount.
 

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Call don Cahill he is the son in law of chic he now lives in morillton . He still makes the dixe calls that chic did was buy their just the other day very nice man her is his number501-208-0949
 
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