Billy Gianquinto
One of the world’s best duck callers, the inventor of specialty calls for teal and wigeon, conservationist, and fund-raiser – 2011

“Billy G,” as he’s known across America, is best recognized as one of the world’s best duck callers, the inventor of specialty calls for teal and wigeon used by thousands, and a conservationist who has led dozens of fundraisers for wetland protection.

For 38 years, he has provided thousands of seminars, including volunteer fundraising seminars for the California Waterfowl Association and other groups. He has freely revealed his techniques in more than 300 appearances on television shows and DVDs.

Gianquinto has also worked extensively with youth education. With the Boy Scouts of America, he has taught rowing and canoeing for 45 years, and has also taught flyfishing at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds in San Francisco, among many volunteer outreach programs.

You can find his whistles and other items at BillyGDucks.com.