Buck Gardner founded the company in 1996 in Memphis, TN, after years of competitive duck calling and call-making experience. Buck reached the top of the heap in competition duck calling by winning the World Duck Calling Championship in 1994, and then winning the World Duck Calling Champion of Champions contest in 1995. Winning the Champion of Champions competition earns a caller automatic retirement from the World Duck competitions in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Starting his game call business allowed Buck to combine his lifelong passion for waterfowl hunting with the knowledge gained from years around manufacturing businesses. He built Buck Gardner Calls on the principle that high quality and exceptional realism could be achieved while offering hunters a fair price.