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Minnesota State Calling Contest

Third Annual Minnesota Waterfowl Association Calling Contest

The Third Annual MWA Calling Contest is scheduled for September 10th, 2016 and will be held back at Stoney Ridge Farm in New London MN during Prairie Pothole Day! This year we have decided to pass the North Star Regional Contest off to Nick Johnson and Lucas Adamski (the North Star Contest was held on June 17th in Prior Lake) and focus on the Minnesota State Calling Contest as our featured event! 

The MWA will once again host the Minnesota State Duck Calling Contest where the winner punches a ticket to compete at the World's Championship Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, AK this fall. We will also feature the Minnesota State Goose Calling Contest with another contest still to be announced. 

We will be looking for interested callers, volunteers, and sponsors as we work through the summer so keep checking back and follow the MWA on Facebook for updates. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the event this year as a caller, volunteer, or otherwise please contact the MWA Development Coordinator Andy Fondrick at 952-767-0320 or at andy.fondrick@mnwaterfowl.com


Calling Contest Schedule

Registration - 9:00 AM - $30 entry fee per contest

Minnesota State Goose - 10:00 AM - Prize TBD

Minnesota State Duck - 11:30 AM - Prize TBD


Parking

Those who plan on attending Prairie Pothole Day and the Minnesota State and North Star Regional Calling Contest will be required to park in the designated lots across Highway 71 from Stoney Ridge Farm.

There will be shuttles provided from the parking lots to the main gate. 

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2015 MN State and North Star Regional Contest Results

MN State Goose - 
Judges - Paul England, Brad Nylin, Mike Schwartz, Scott Threinen, Jerry Lehan
1st - Jordan Keil - Hutchinson, MN 
2nd - Mike Benjamin - Rochester, MN
3rd - Robbie Brink - Isle, MN
4th - Joe Heintz - Hutchinson, MN
5th - Dylan Berg - New London, MN

MN State Duck -
Judges - Paul England, Brad Nylin, Mike Schwartz, Mike Benjamin, Jerry Lehan 
1st -  Ben Marleau - Stacy, MN
2nd - Lucas Adamski - Monticello, MN
3rd - Robbie Brink - Isle, MN
4th - Joe Heintz - Hutchinson, MN
5th - Jason Young - St. Augusta, MN

North Star Regional Goose - 
Judges - Paul England, Mike Schwartz, Nick Johnson, Scott Threinen, Jerry Lehan
1st - Jordan Keil - Hutchinson, MN
2nd - Joe Heintz - Hutchinson, MN
3rd - Robbie Brink - Isle, MN
4th - Mike Benjamin - Rochester, MN
5th - Dylan Berg - New London, MN


Second Annual Minnesota Waterfowl Association Calling Contest

In it's second year as a Minnesota Waterfowl Association program, the Minnesota State and North Star Regional Calling Contests will move back to a familiar location. The contest will take place at Stoney Ridge Farm in New London, MN on Saturday, September 12th during Prairie Pothole Day. 

The MWA's Prairie Pothole Chapter will play host to the calling contest after SCHEELS in Mankato, MN hosted the contest for the Minnesota Duck and Goose Callers Association (MNDGCA) the past few years. The MNDGCA gave the rights for the event to the MWA last summer. 

The MWA is looking for callers interested in calling in the contest, and looking forward to sending the winners of the Minnesota State Duck and North Star Regional Duck competitions to Stuttgart, AR for the World's Championship Duck Calling Contest. Volunteers are also needed to help put on the contest. 

If you are interested in registering for the contest click on the link below, fill out the registration form, and send it with your payment to the address listed below. If you have questions about the calling contest or volunteering please contact Andy Fondrick at andy.fondrick@mnwaterfowl.com or (952) 767-0320. 

Minnesota Waterfowl Association, Inc.
907 First Street North
Hopkins, MN 55343

Those calling in the contest will be required to fully understand the contest rules. Click on the "Calling Contest Rules" link for rules and regulations.