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Mid-South event to include calling

Mid-South event to include calling

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 1:30 pm

There will be a lot of “quacks” at the 2011 Mid-South Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza.
That’s quacks as in duck calling as this year’s MSHFE will feature what it believes will be its biggest and best competition duck calling competition thanks to the talents of Arlington-based Jason Ocampo, president and founder of Fallen Mallard Farms.
For more than a decade, the Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza has served as the kick-off event for the fall hunting and fishing seasons, a three-day get-together for area sportsmen to forget about the summer heat and humidity and talk about hunting, fishing, camping and the multitude of other fall outdoor activities within easy driving distance of the Memphis area.
The Expo South produced MSHFE will roll out its annual outdoor showcase on Aug. 12-14 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road in East Memphis. Show hours are 2-9 p.m. on Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 14. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth (5-12).
For additional information go to www.exposouth.com or call (901) 867-7007).
The duck calling competition is the first of what Ocampo believes will become a MSHFE tradition. There will be three classes with registration from 10 a.m.-noon and competition set to start at 12:30 p.m. Competition will include Main Street (90-second limit), Senior (any age), Youth (16 or younger) and Meat (Arkansas Style, 90- second limit). There will also be team competition (anything goes for 90 second/four-person limit).
Each division will be awarded cash prizes with the divisional winners earning a one-day guided duck hunt at Fallen Mallard Farms near Cotton Plant, Ark.
Each Division winner will also receive a Pro Staff FMF decal and T-shirt.
Published in The Messenger 8.5.11

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