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He and his brother Winston opened Burnham Brothers sporting goods in Marble Falls Tx. Many may remember their game calls they made and sold for years. The callingest calls made. I remember buying my first fox call at their shop in Marble when I was a kid in 1967. Later lost that one out hunting. He passed the 26th of April about 9 days after his wife Jolene. He was 93.

End of an era. I know Mr. Robeson bought out Murray in 91 and moved the shop to Menard Tx. Brother Winston been passed quite a while now.


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I always enjoyed seeing them in Outdoor Life back in the 70's.

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May he rest in peace.

I have one of his original quail calls and an old predator call. Good stuff!

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Sorry to hear of that, KW.


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Rest in peace Murray Burnham.

Got my first calls from Burnham Bros. way back 1977'ish, still remember the little catalog.

I think their fathers name was Morton, he was an absolute pioneer of game-calling, he learned to use a reed/leaf of some type to mimic a distressed animal.

93 years is a good run.

Thanks for posting Kaywoodie . . .

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These two led the way using mouth calls for varmits. Still have a couple I bought from them in 1969. Hasbeen.


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Burham Bros. Mini-Blaster, best call ever for me, I rarely pick up anything else.

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He and his brother were legend in the sport. Real pioneers.

So tough on the family losing two so close together. God bless the family left behind.


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We deer hunted near Marble Falls several times as a kid. I remember going into their store. I actually day hunted their mother's place one time a million years ago.


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I talked to Murray Burnham on the phone about 35+ years ago, it was about Deer calls, and he was just so full of information.
It was an honor to speak to him, RIP.

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I had some of their calls. I'm not sure what I did with them.


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I also had one of their mouth blown predator calls, many years ago. Good guys they were.


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I got some of their fox calls decades ago. Still have them and they still call more predators in than my e-caller.

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Originally Posted by DubThomas
We deer hunted near Marble Falls several times as a kid. I remember going into their store. I actually day hunted their mother's place one time a million years ago.


You remember the rattlesnakes in the front window of their shop? 🤣


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I've got a Burnham Bros. predator call somewhere in my hunting gear. RIP


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I hunted ferel cows with him a couple of times. He said they crossed from Mexico. I don't know. None were branded

He was a hoot to hunt with. We would shoot them butcher on the ground and cut bone with a chain saw and then hang the meat all around the camp on the corral and barb wire fences until it got a bit of a crust in and then put it in the freezers with generators running the freezers. We had to stop a lot on the way back to Colorado to rotate the meat top to bottom in the freezers to keep it from spoiling.

One comment I remember one comment he made after cooling off in the Rio Grande. ( I like hunting with some of the writers but you know, they just don't cut up like we do )



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I’ve got one of their record players with half dozen different records for various calls and the speaker.

Runs off of D-Cell batteries and still works. That thing was hell on coyotes, crows , foxes and several bob cats.

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True innovators.


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True innovators.


Long before the Primos Brothers came along.

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Never heard of him,but at 93 he deserves respect.RIP


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