Featured Call of the Month

Alan Whitson
Charlston, AR

October is when the CCAA holds their Working Call Contest at Reelfoot lake.  The calls entered in the contest are solely judged on the sounds coming from the call.  The Best of Show call this year, was an acrylic call made by Alan Whitson.  Winning BOS at Reelfoot is quite an accomplishment, since there were 97 entries this year.  Even though the appearance of the call isn't judged, Alan's call was an excellent example of a beautifully polished clear acrylic duck call.  And the sounds coming from it were second to none this year!  Job well done Alan and congratulations on being the November 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:

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


Brian Byers


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