Thursday, August 1, 2013

Waterfowl Calling Contests in Bartonville!

Bartonville will be Duck and Goose Central for the next few weeks!
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Callers from all over the Midwest will be in town thanks to two different weekends of calling contests atPresleys Outdoors. The contests are being held in conjunction with the store’s annual preseason fall waterfowl sale Aug. 1-31 (Click here for the free catalog).

First up this Saturday and Sunday are the various Meat Calling Contests, featuring guaranteed first-place payouts of $1,500 for the open meat duck and open goose contests.

Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 3
9 a.m. - Novice Goose, $30 entry
Noon - Two-man Goose, $40 entry
3 p.m. - Open goose, $50 entry

Sunday, Aug. 4
8:30 a.m. - Junior/Intermediate goose, $10 entry
10 a.m. - Junior/Intermediate duck, $10 entry
12:30 p.m. - 2-man duck, $40 entry
2:30 p.m. - Open meat duck, $50 entry

Also on Saturday, Aug. 3, celebrity guests will include Fred Zink of Zink Calls and Avian-X, Clay Hudnall of Field Proven Calls, Scott Madison of Team Xtreme Waterfowlers and Wade Walling. Zink, Hudnall and Madison will also be in town Sunday, Aug. 4.

The following weekend should attract even more of the top callers for Presleys North American Duck & Goose Calling Championship. This is the old IWA event that had been held in the Quad Cities for several years, but is moving to Bartonville.

First prize for each contest is $1,000 and all three duck calling events are sanctioned by the World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, Ark.

Contests on Saturday, Aug. 10, start at 9 a.m. and include:
• Presleys North American Regional Duck
• Presleys North American Live Duck
• Presleys Illinois River Regional Duck

Contests on Sunday, Aug. 11, start at 9 a.m. and include:
• Presleys North American Live Goose
• Presleys Central Illinois Regional Duck
• Presleys Masters 2 Man Goose

The entry fee for each event is $50.

In town Aug. 10-11 will be southern Illinois goose calling legends Tim and Hunter Grounds, Scott Madison and Wade Walling.

Butch Richenback, founder of Rich-N-Tone Calls, will be in store on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The contests are a great time to hear some great callers, plus get some great deals on shells, guns and duck-hunting gear.

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