Calling all callers!
Men, women and children who know how to purse their lips together on their favorite duck or goose call and make the sweet sounds of waterfowl are invited to the first ever Game Fair $10,000 Duck and Goose Calling Championship held Saturday, August 18 and Sunday August 19.
This contest is one of the many events taking place at the 31st annual Game Fair held at Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey, Minnesota just northwest of the Twin Cities. Game Fair is a sporting event for the entire family in the real out-of-doors, situated on 80 beautiful acres of woods and water.
With that level of payouts and prizes available in eight different calling competitions, the Game Fair $10,000 Duck and Goose Calling Championship will be one of the premiere calling contests in all of North America.
Visit GameFair.com for details on payouts and prizes totaling more than $10,000 including a $1,500 top prize in each the Game Fair Open Duck Calling Championship and Game Fair Open Goose Calling Championship. Top prize in the Women’s Duck and Goose Calling Championships are $500 and $750 in the Two-Person Duck and Goose Calling Championships.
Game Fair is a great event for the outdoors and preview to the fall hunting seasons with a lot of visitors who are awesome waterfowlers. “We have call manufacturers here, avid waterfowlers and lots of men and women who know how to sound like a duck and goose. This contest is a way to honor the sport and all entry fees will be donated to Minnesota Ducks Unlimited,” said Chuck Delaney, host and owner of Game Fair.
Registrations are now being taken for the contest and callers interested in participating are encouraged to visit www.GameFair.com for forms, rules, payouts and event specifics.
Game Fair 2012 runs two weekends each day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first weekend is August 10, 11, 12 and the second weekend is August 17, 18, and 19.
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