I do what I love and love what I do. I have been at this since 1975. Way back in my early teens Abe Lewis taught me how to "fool the geese" by modifying an OLT A 50 goose call. Had to hunt public grounds in the refuge when I first started; not all the fancy hunting clubs like today, but what fun it was and still is. Thanks to all of you that have supported me and been loyal to my family; THANK YOU!
In the late 80s Charlie and Keith Hess introduced me to the short reed call; the Half Breed was born. It invigorated my business and initiated the "short reed craze'" that is alive and well today. Others advertise they started the short reed craze, but I had the short reed call on the market ten years before they made their first call. My calls have won more World titles than any call on the market. Check out Callingducks.com to verify that information.
I am so proud of my only child, Hunter, who is the youngest ever to win the WORLD in Easton MD. He was only 16 when he took his first WORLD Senior title (2003); same night he won the WORLD Junior title; same night he won the Mason Dixon duck calling title. The next week he went to Stuttgart Arkansas and won the WORLD Intermediate Duck calling contest. He won the WORLD goose again in 2005 and was retired after his third win in 2007. He is a better caller than I am; he understands it and is an excellent teacher of the art.
Nov. 2003 Hunter's first win at the WORLD, Easton, MD
Hunter was just 16 yr. old, making him the youngest winner
of the WORLD. He also won the Juniors that same night.
Tim was inducted into the "Legends of the Outdoors Hall
of Fame" Oct 9, 2004 in Nashville, TN. The 'Hall of Fame' was established to recognize men and women that have set guidelines for their sport. Master of Ceremonies and coordinator
of the event was Garry Mason. Hunter Grounds was presented the Hall's first "Youth Legacy Award" for his many accomplishments at such an early age. Very emotional night
for the Grounds family.
Video recorded in the fall of 2012
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