STUTTGART, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- Butch Richenback has been called the Pied Piper of Stuttgart, and he used a duck call instead of a flute.
Harry M. “Butch” Richenback died in late June at age 68. He was an icon in Stuttgart, where he lived all his life. Duck calling was his forte, although he was mayor for a dozen years and served on the city council before that.
His business was Rich-N-Tone Duck Calls, which have a niche somewhat like Porsche automobiles or Krieghoff shotguns.
Richenback was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame, one of his accolades that he accepted with a quiet smile and just a few words.
The element that put Butch Richenback in the legends category was his teaching of youngsters how to use duck calls. He did this for years, mostly through his work as director of the Stuttgart Youth Center. Pupils of Richenback have won numerous Junior World Duck Calling Champion titles, many state championships and quite a few world titles.
Richenback himself won all the duck calling titles that the Stuttgart event offers. He was one of the pillars …read more