Featured Call of the Month

 
Waylon Thompson
Hagarville, AR

Waylon is quickly becoming well known for his talents in making decorative duck calls.  He has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.  Waylon's calls have done quite well in competitions this year, both at the NWTF competition and the CCAA competition.  Waylon has placed well in the Checkered division, Laminate division, Carved division, Miniature division, as well as winning the NWTF Amateur Hunting Duck and Goose Call Maker of the Year.  Job well done Waylon and congratulations on being the October call of the month! 

President's Note

   Fall hunting seasons are right around the corner.  The excitement is in the air, in anticipation for what future hunts will bring.  Good luck to everyone out there!  
   The 2017 CCAA Reelfoot Working Call Contest was held October 7th.  Alan Whitson's acrylic call took top honors as the Best of Show.  Top results were:  Metal Reed division: 1st- Bear Lyle, 2nd- Ryan Roosa.  Wood division: 1st- Ron Gould, 2nd- Jon Riggle.  Acrylic division: 1st- Alan Whitson, 2nd- Travis Bone.  Open division: 1st- Rob Zuttermeister, 2nd- Alan Whitson.  Full contest results and pictures will be in the next newsletter.
   If you haven't heard, CCAA member Gary Chambers discovered the location of the grave site of Charles Grubbs (1848-1933).  The site is an unmarked grave, so Gary is leading an effort to procure a memorial to mark the resting place of this pioneer in the duck call world.  Let's all pitch in and help Gary on his quest.  If you would like to contribute to the efforts, Gary has a GoFundMe campaign launched here:
https://www.gofundme.com/charles-grubbs-memorial

It's time to start working on articles for the December edition of the newsletter.  If you would like to submit an article or some pictures to be in this newsletter, fill out the following form and it will be received by our Editor Eric Nelson. submit article link


Cheers,

Brian Byers

President



 
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