Waterfowl festival slated for this weekend at Reelfoot
Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 8:58 pm
The 21st annual Reelfoot Lake Waterfowl Festival and Sporting Collectibles Show, sponsored by the Reelfoot Lake Callmakers & Collectors Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Samburg. (See related feature, Page 13.)
The event will be 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.
This year’s show will feature many of the nation’s best duck, goose and turkey call makers, in addition to a large number of collectors’ exhibits. Also exhibiting will be vendors specializing in hunting clothes and gear, boating and accessories, duck and goose decoys, wildlife prints, wildlife artists and other waterfowl and hunting related vendors.
The Callmakers & Collectors Association of America Reelfoot Lake Working Call Contest and the Reelfoot Lake Grand American Duck Calling Championships will both be held during the festival. Duck callers of all ages and specialties will find a place in this year’s competitions. Prizes will be awarded in many categories.
The RLCC will also conduct a Reelfoot Style Metal Reed duck calling contest. This competition is open to anyone blowing a metal reed duck call. However, the style of calling will be judged against the traditional Reelfoot Style of calling ducks. A “Stuttgart Style” routine will not fare well in this competition, a spokesman said.
There will also be a duck call and sporting collectibles auction on Friday at 6 p.m. on the main street in Samburg. A meal will be served beginning at 4. Many different types of sporting collectibles and duck calls will be available. Items are being donated to the auction for the benefit of the Reelfoot Lake Callmakers & Collectors and all proceeds will go to RLCC, a non-profit, all volunteer organization.
For more information, call association president Chris Bugg at (270) 830-6505 or secretary Joel Harris at 536-0266 or e-mail email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 10.06.10