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John Godwin grew up hunting deer with his father, but once introduced to the world of waterfowl, he became captivated by duck calls. He placed 3rd as a teenager in his first calling contest after Phil Robertson "tuned up" his call to make it ready for competition (Phil happened to be one of the judges).
John has worked for Duck Commander since 2002. Some of his duties include building duck calls, managing supplies, and overseeing the shipping department. During the duck season, however, John's main title is decoy technician. He figures out the exact spots the decoys should be placed, and works on all equipment after the hunt to make sure it is ready to go for the next day’s hunt.
John said, "Working for Duck Commander has been a blessing. when I started, I was one of few full-time employees outside the family. I will definitely say that the Robertsons are very giving and passionate people, and I have become family through Christ." John can be seen on “Duckmen 7-18,” as well as “The Art of Commanding Ducks,” “Best of the Duckmen,” and the popular television show A&E's Duck Dynasty. John is also an avid fisherman and has won a crappie masters tournament with his teammate, Jay Stone. They are both proudly apart of the Commander's newest brand "Fin Commander".