Duck and goose calling contest slated

GUEYDAN – The Gueydan Duck Festival in partnership with Paradise Louisiana Outdoors, is Proud to host the 41st Annual Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest. The contest will be held Sunday August 30, 2009 at the Gueydan Civic Center in Gueydan, La.

The contest is sanctioned by the World Duck Calling Contest Committee of Stuttgart, Arkansas and conducted under the auspices of the Gueydan Duck Festival Association.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. The State Duck Calling Contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Goose Calling contest will begin at 1:00 p.m.

The registration fee will be $ 15.00 per category or $ 35.00 for all three.

The age divisions for the goose callers are: Junior Division (16 & under) and Senior Division (17 & older).

The age Division for the duck callers are: Junior Division (13 & under), Intermediate Division (14 to 16 years old) and Senior Division (17 & older).

Contestants must be a Louisiana resident. Verification of birth date and residency may be required.

There will be three categories: Blue & Snow Goose, Speckle-Belly Goose and Duck. The contestant will only be allowed to call in his or her age division only. Boys and girls and men and women compete together.

The Contest will start with the Junior Duck, Intermediate Duck and last the Senior Duck Junior

Winners in the duck calling divisions will be eligible to represent Louisiana at the World Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas in November and will be eligible to receive a $300.00 expenses aid for competing in the World Contest.

For more information about the calling contest, contact Phil McDaniel, Chairman of the Duck & Goose Calling Contest, at 337-536-9841 or e-mail him at pmcdaz71@aol.com.

If you would like to pre-register, go on line to www.duckfestival.org, print and fill out the form and make Check out to Gueydan Duck Festival Association, and mail it to:

Gueydan Duck Festival

Att.: Phil McDaniel

32604 La. Hwy. 714

Gueydan, La. 70542

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