ALBUQUERQUE – Every good duck caller knows the key to calling duck is practice, practice, practice. Every contest caller knows it will take more than just practice to win the 2009 New Mexico State Duck Calling Contest.
It’s going to take a clear tone, steady cadence and a mountain of courage to claim victory against New Mexico’s elite callers.
The annual contest will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 20, 2009 at Expo New Mexico, NM State Fairgrounds on the lawn in front of the Natural Resources Building. The state’s best 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. $15 entry fee per caller.
• New Mexico State Women Open Duck Calling Championship: Open to all female callers. Three rounds, 90 second routines, competition style. $15 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 2009, should they win. Should the winner fail to represent the contest, the 2nd place winner can represent the contest at the “Worlds.”