Michael was born to a family that didn't hunt. He was introduced to it as a teenager by a good family friend and the passion for the pursuit of wild game has been in him ever since. He has guided and hunted on the Eastern Shore since 1980. As well as an avid hunter, he is a conservationist who believes in giving back more to the resource than he takes from it. He currently uses this thought process in his work across several states designing agricultural plans to create quality hunting experiences with minimal pressure to the animals.
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, waterfowling has always been in Trevor's blood. He tagged along to the blind with his father at a very young age and harvested his first goose at age 4. From then on waterfowling has been an addiction. In 2006, at the age of 16 Trevor started to learn how to use a duck and goose call and soon after began competitive calling, placing 5th in his first contest that summer. Being a baseball player his entire life, the thrill of competition and desire to be at the top of the calling game drove him to spend countless hours listening to birds in the wild and practicing to mimic them. Slowly but surely the top 5 finishes came, then top 3s, until finally in 2008 amid a large crowd of 43 callers he won his first contest, the Grand Slam Novice Duck. Since then he has gone on to win over 100 more contests to date, including 3 World Live Duck Calling titles, the 2 World Team Goose titles, 2016 World Team Live Duck title, and the 2016 and 2017 World Goose Calling Championship, as well as over 200 top 5 finishes. He was the first caller ever to finish in the top 5 of all 4 World Duck and Goose Calling Championships. Trevor has guided for the past 10 years for various outfitters across the country and in Canada.
Black Timber Calls started as a wood turning hobby in the Fall of 2009. It soon developed into a full blown obsession to create calls that blended ultra realistic tones and superb range into a user friendly package. What started as a hobby has turned into a full lineup of production and custom calls to suit every style of caller and hunting situation. Every design is thoroughly field tested in the waterfowl Mecca that is the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and every order is meticulously hand tuned by avid hunter and World Champion caller Trevor Shannahan. We thank you for taking a look at our products and wish you Happy Hunting!