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In 2011, Albuquerque native, Ryan Garrett defended his New Mexico State Duck Calling Championship title on a custom DOA Game Call. The question is, will you allow a three-pete? To win the 2012 New Mexico State Duck Calling Contest, it’s going to take a skillful performance to claim victory against New Mexico’s calling elite.
The annual contest will be held at 1:00 p.m. on August 18, 2012 during the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish 2012 New Mexico Outdoor Expo at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park.
The state’s top callers will compete in four categories:
New Mexico State Junior Open Duck Calling Championship: Open to all callers under the age of 17. Three rounds, 90 second routines, competition style. $5 entry fee per caller.
New Mexico State Women Open Duck Calling Championship: Open to all female callers. Three rounds, 90 second routines, competition style. $5 entry fee per caller.
New Mexico State Duck Calling Championship: The contest is open to all New Mexico residents that will attain the age of seventeen (17) as of the hour of the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest. All participants must bring proof of residency and agree to represent the State of New Mexico at the World’s Championship in 2012, should they win. Should the winner fail to represent the contest, the 2nd place winner can represent the contest at the “Worlds.” Three rounds, 90 second routines, competition style. $30 entry fee per caller.
New Mexico State Open Team Meat Duck Calling Championship: This is a mallard duck calling 2-person contest, Open to All. Contest will be judged on the best team callers working ducks in from medium range, 250 yards or so. Leave the ringing hail calls alone and make the high end loud greeters. There is no limit on the number of teams a caller can call on. Three rounds, 90 second routines, competition style. $15 entry fee per team.
The winner must be able to attend the World Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 26, 2012. The event chairman or a committee member must receive the registration fees payable to Ducks Unlimited no later than 12 p.m., M.S.T. on the day of the event.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, The Duke City Duck Club Albuquerque Chapter of Delta Waterfowl and the Albuquerque Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will sponsor the event this year. Admission to the event is free. For more information contact Lance Cherry, (505) 620-6883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Carole Shores, (505) 275-0497 or email DuMaDuck@aol.com
. To obtain an entry form, copy of the rule or event flyer, visit www.dukecityduckclub.com
ABOUT THE EXPO: The New Mexico Outdoor EXPO is fun for the whole family. Kids and adults will enjoy the catfish pond, firearm and archery target shooting, casting, fly tying, fabulous free exhibits, a climbing wall and much more... Learn from the experts how to improve your fishing and shooting skills at the Albuquerque Shooting Range, August 18 & 19, 2012. The EXPO is free to the public and no registration is required. All ranges will be overseen by Certified Hunter Education Instructors, using Department of Game and Fish firearms and bows. Safety will have top priority.
DIRECTIONS: The shooting range can be found by driving west on I-40 to the top of nine-mile hill and exiting on Atrisco Vista. Go north on Atrisco Vista 4.2 miles to the park sign, then west at park sign 2.6 miles to the range.