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Arklatex Made: Duck Commander

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They're one of the most known families in the state. Yes, we've all heard about them, those Duck Dynasty boys, but do you know the real story of how they got to be where they are today.

It all started with dad. Phil Robertson is the inspiration behind the duck.

You see Robertson was an ex football player, really good too, but nothing could replace his love of duck hunting.

So he invented the first duck call, named it the "Duck Commander", it was molded out of swamp cedar.

Robertson sold 2000 his first year.

He later went on to created a warehouse, pilot a television series in the 80's and change the industry forever.

So now, Phil's son Willie is in charge turning the commander into a dynasty. With just over one million duck calls sold.

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