Sean Mann is a native of Easton, Maryland. His father owned a Gun Shop and took him on his first goose hunt 45 years ago, when Sean was 5. Hooked on goose hunting, Sean began guiding goose hunters on Maryland's Eastern shore when he was just 15 years old. Never satisfied with the sounds available from "store-bought" calls, Sean was a chronic tinkerer. He entered calling competitions and began designing his own calls in the early 1980's.
Sean won the World Goose Calling Championship in 1985 and repeated his championship performance in 1986 using "The Eastern Shoreman", the long goose call he developed and patented. The accomplishments paved the way for most of today's goose call makers.
Since 1985, Sean's goose calls have won 19 World Championship titles. They were the first to win the World Goose Champion of Champions Title and the International Champion of Champions Title and have been used by more winners of World Goose Calling Championships thatn any other waterfowl calls.
Sean was the first winner of the prestigious World Goose Calling Champion of Champions competition held at the 1995 Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. As the winner of this competition, Sean was automatically adn officially retired from World Goose Calling competition.
Sean won the Mason-Dixon Regional Duck Calling Championship in 1994, 1995, and 1997 officially retiring him from that competition as well. In fifteen years, Sean was a finalist in 12 World Goose Championships and 9 Mason-Dixon Duck Calling Championships, an unprecedented record in the history of the sport.
Sean is the first and only person to ever be officially retired from all adult division calling contests at the Waterfowl Festival.
In 1998 Sean opened a waterfowl guide service in Alberta Canada. This, his Maryland Guide Service, and his thriving call business keep Sean busy all year long.
In order to further the sport of competition calling in the East, Sean founded the Maryland State Duck and Goose Calling Championship Contests. The Chesapeake Bay Open Duck and Goose Calling Championships, the Upper Chesapeake Bay Goose and Duck Calling Championships, the Susquehanna Flats Classic Goose and Duck Calling Championships, and the Old Time Barnegat Bay Two-Man Team Waterfowling Competitions.
He served on the Waterfowl Festival Board of Directors, and has served for many years as Chairman of the World Goose Calling Championships, The World Live Duck Calling Championship, The Mason-Dixon Duck Calling Championship, and the new World Live Goose Calling Championship.
Sean is the host of "Waterfowler's Edge" sponsored by Winchester, Beretta USA, FInal Approach, and Delta Waterfowl. p>
TV Show (host): Waterfowlers Edge, World of Beretta
TV Show (appearances): World of Beretta, Waterfowlers Edge