Duck Commander

Duck Commander is both the brand of a duck call and the name of the company in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States. The company manufactures these calls and other duck-hunting merchandise,[1] as well as deer-hunting merchandise under the Buck Commander brand and turkey-hunting merchandise under the Strut Commander brand.

Duck Commander, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryHunting
Apparel
Founded1972
HeadquartersWest Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Key people
Phil Robertson (Founder & President)
Willie Robertson (CEO)
Jase Robertson (COO)
Kay Robertson (Vice President)
ProductsDuck calls
Buck calls
Turkey calls
accessories
Revenue$40 million (2012)[citation needed]
$20 million (2012)[citation needed]
OwnersWillie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Phil Robertson, Jep Robertson
Number of employees
15 (2011)
75 (2012)
SubsidiariesDuck Dynasty
Buck Commander
Strut Commander
Fin Commander
Websiteduckcommander.com

Phil Robertson, a football quarterback at Louisiana Tech University, founded the company. He began his business in a dilapidated boat, where he spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees.[2]

Robertson's third son, Willie Robertson, is the company's chief executive officer and has expanded it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.[3]

The Robertson family and business are the subjects of Duck Dynasty, a reality television series on A&E. Before that, they were featured in the Duck Commander television show on the Outdoor Channel.[4]

Sports and sponsorshipsEdit

Duck Commander 500Edit

In 2014, Duck Commander was the title sponsor of the Duck Commander 500, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas which had been previously sponsored by Samsung, DirecTV, Radio Shack, National Rifle Association, and others.[5] It was replaced by O'Reilly Auto Parts in 2017.[6]

Duck Commander Independence BowlEdit

Duck Commander also purchased in 2014 the naming rights for college football's Independence Bowl, held each year in Shreveport, Louisiana.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
2009–2011 Duck Commander Aired on Outdoor Channel[7]
2010-2019 Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour Duck Commander spin-off on Outdoor Channel
2012–2017 Duck Dynasty The hit A&E show
2014 Duck Commander: Before the Dynasty Episodes air on A&E, consisting of clips from the original series interspersed with modern-day commentary from members of the Robertson family. Aired between Seasons 6 and 7 of Duck Dynasty.
2016–2017 Jep & Jessica: Growing the Dynasty Follows Jep Robertson, Phil's youngest son, and his wife Jessica as they adopt a baby boy into their family on A&E.
2016–2017 Going Si-ral Follows Si Robertson, Phil's brother, as he explores various quirks of the Internet on A&E.
2017–present Into the Woods With Phil Phil Robertson lays down 70 years of unfiltered wisdom and uncensored common sense on BlazeTV.

VideoEdit

Year Title Notes
1988 Duckmen of Louisiana
1993 Duckmen 2: Point Blank
1995 Duckmen 3: In Yo' Face
1997 Duckmen 4: Straight Powder
1999 Duckmen 5: Traditions
2001 Duckmen 6: Run and Gun
Duckmen 7: Green Headhunters
2004 Duckmen New Zealand
2004 Duckmen 8: Wanted Dead orAlive
2005 Duckmen 9: Bloodline
2006 Duckmen 10: Relentless
2007 Duckmen 11: For a Few Ducks More
2008 Duckmen 12: A Fistful of Ducks
2009 Duckmen 13: Fear the Beard
2010 Duckmen 14: Weather the Storm
2011 Duckmen 15: Fire in the Hole
2012 Duckmen 16: Resurrection
2013 Duckmen 17: The Reckoning
2014 Duckmen 18: Blood, Sweat, and Beards
2015 Duckmen 19: The Art of Claiming Ducks
2016 Duckmen 20: Crosstoads
2017 Duckmen 21: The Last Supper

BibliographyEdit

Phil RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Phil (2013). Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander. Howard Books. ISBN 1476726094.
  • Robertson, Phil (2014). unPHILtered. Howard Books. ISBN 1476766231.
  • Robertson, Phil and Al Robertson (2014). The Duck Commander Bible: Faith and Family. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718016408.
  • Robertson, Phil and Kay Robertson (2015). Exploring the Joy of Christmas: Stories, Recipes, Carols, and More. Salem Books. ISBN 1621574814.
  • Robertson, Phil (2019). The Theft of America's Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1400210046.
  • Robertson, Phil (2020). Jesus Politics: How to Win Back the Soul of America. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1400210062.

Willie RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Willie (2012). The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Created a Dynasty. Howard Books. ISBN 147670354X.
  • Robertson, Willie (2015). American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America. Howard Books. ISBN 1501111337.
  • Robertson, Willie (2016). American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.. William Morrow. ISBN 0062465643.
  • Robertson, Willie (2018). American Entrepreneur: How 400 Years of Risk-Takers, Innovators, and Business Visionaries Built the U.S.A.. William Morrow. ISBN 0062693417.

Jase RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Jase (2014). Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl. Howard Books. ISBN 1476763534.

Jep RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Jep and Jessica Robertson (2015). The Good, the Bad and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718031482

Al RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Al (2013) The Duck Commander Devotional. Howard Books. ISBN 9781476745558.
  • Robertson, Al and Lisa Robertson (2015). A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption. Howard Books. ISBN 1476773203.
  • Robertson, Al and Lisa Robertson (2016). The Duck Commander Devotional For Couples. Howard Books. ISBN 9781501126208.
  • Robertson, Al and Lisa Robertson (2019). Desperate Forgiveness: How Mercy Sets You Free. Tyndale House. ISBN 9781589970311.

Kay RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Kay (2013). Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food--Bringing Our Home to Your Table. Howard Books. ISBN 1476763208.
  • Robertson, Kay (2014). The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights From the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work. Howard Books. ISBN 1476763305.
  • Robertson, Kay (2014). D is for Duck Calls. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 148141819X.
  • Robertson, Kay (2014). A Robertson Family Christmas. Tyndale House. ISBN 1414398204.
  • Robertson, Kay (2015). Duck Commander Kitchen Presents Celebrating Family and Friends: Recipes For Every Month of the Year. Howard Books. ISBN 1476795738.

Korie RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Korie (2014). Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus. Zondervan. ISBN 0310820332.
  • Robertson, Korie (2015). Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718036883.
  • Robertson, Korie (2015). Duck Commander: Devotions for Kids. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718022491.
  • Robertson, Korie (2017). Duck Commander: Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718086279.

Missi RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Missi (2015). Blessed, Blessed...Blessed: The Untold Story of Our Family's Fight to Love Hard, Stay Strong, and Keep the Faith When Life Can't Be Fixed. Tyndale Momentum. ISBN 1496405706.
  • Robertson, Missi (2015). You are Blessed, Blessed...Blessed: A Four-Week Guided Experience for Individuals and Groups. Tyndale Momentum. ISBN 1496405714.
  • Robertson, Missi and Mia Robertson (2018). Running From Reality. Zonderkidz. ISBN 0310762502.
  • Robertson, Missi and Mia Robertson (2018). Allie's Bayou Rescue. Zonderkidz. ISBN 0310762472.
  • Robertson, Missi and Mia Robertson (2018). Dog Show Disaster. Zonderkidz. ISBN 0310762529.
  • Robertson, Missi and Mia Robertson (2018). Finding Cabin Six. Zonderkidz. ISBN 0310762545.

Lisa RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Lisa (2019). The Path of Life: Walking in the Loving Presence of God. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9780785223566.

Si RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Si (2013). Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle. Howard Books. ISBN 1476745374.
  • Robertson, Si (2014). Everything's Better with a Beard'. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1481418173.
  • Robertson, Si (2014). Uncle Si the Christmas Elf. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1481418211.
  • Robertson, Si (2017). Si-renity: How I Stay Calm and Keep the Faith. Howard Books. ISBN 1501135465.

Sadie RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, Sadie (2014). Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps it Real and Stays True to Her Values. Howard Books. ISBN 1476777802.
  • Robertson, Sadie (2016). Live Original Devotional. Howard Books. ISBN 1501126512.
  • Robertson, Sadie (2016). Life Just Got Real. Howard Books. ISBN 1501126466.
  • Robertson, Sadie (2018). Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1400309395.
  • Robertson, Sadie (2020). Live: Remain Alive, Be Alive at a Specified Time, Have an Exciting or Fulfilling Life. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1400213061

John Luke RobertsonEdit

  • Robertson, John Luke (2016). Young and Beardless: The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful Life. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0718087909.
  • Robertson, John Luke (2014). Jase & the Deadliest Hunt. Tyndale Kids. ISBN 9781496400086.
  • Robertson, John Luke (2014). Willie's Redneck Time Machine. Tyndale Kids. ISBN 1414398131.
  • Robertson, John Luke (2014). Si in Space. Tyndale Kids. ISBN 1414398158.
  • Robertson, John Luke (2014). Phil & the Ghost of Camp Ch-Yo-Ca. Tyndale Kids. ISBN 141439814X.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Roxanne (January 1, 2012). "Duck Commander". Shooting Industry Magazine. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Owens, Ryan; Scholz, Jim (March 20, 2012). "'Redneck' Millionaires Built 'Duck Dynasty' in Duck Call Business". ABC News. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Willie Robertson". Duck Commander. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Week Ahead, Mar. 19–24". The New York Times. March 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  5. ^ Owens, Jeff (February 6, 2014). "Duck Dynasty stars to sponsor NASCAR race at Texas". Sporting News. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "O'Reilly Auto Parts Signs Multi-year Entitlement Deal for Annual Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Race". Texas Motor Speedway. 2016-05-16. Archived from the original on 2016-06-19. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  7. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477772/combined

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