DUC hosting duck and goose calling championships

Sam McNeish
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Attention waterfowlers

Outdoors shows highlight these types of things all the time.

AMHERST - Hunters, nestled into their blinds in a field or a marsh, calling to wild geese and ducks during hunting expeditions.

The Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) Sanctioned Duck Calling and Open Goose Calling Championship will be highlighted here as part of the waterfowling weekend.

"We are pleased to host DUC's first Duck and Goose Calling Championship in Amherst," says Atlantic fundraising manager Barry Burke.

"We are looking forward to a weekend of great callers and lots of fun. We invite spectators to come over and see what the duck and goose calling championships are all about,' he added.

Divisions for callers are senior, intermediate and junior in one-man and two-man teams for both duck and goose calling.

The duck calling competition begins at 10:30 on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the winner announced Saturday evening at the DUC Dinner and Awards Banquet.

The senior one-man winner of the duck calling competition will receive a trip to Arkansas - including airfare, hotel and $350 spending money to compete in the World Duck Calling Championship Nov. 24 and 25.

The goose calling competition begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept, 9, with the winner announced Sunday evening. First prize for the senior one-man goose calling competition is $1,000.

To commemorate the special weekend event, DUC has sponsored a special silent auction which includes a custom duck call set.



Location: Amherst Curling Club

Saturday, Sept. 8

Register - 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Competition - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depending on number of entries)

Banquet - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Register- 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Competition - 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (depending on number of entries)

Sponsor's - The title sponsor for the event is St. Lawrence Outfitters. Other sponsors for this event are Final Approach, Beretta, Winchester, Foiles Migrators, Realtree, Hnatiuk's Hunting and Fishing, The Gun Dealer, the Wandlyn Inn, Drake, Remington and Canadian Waterfowlers Pro Shop.

Organizations: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Geographic location: AMHERST, Arkansas

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