WORLD WATERFOWL CALLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: Easton High School
Admission: Preliminary Rounds (Fri & Sat) – FREE;
Finals (Sat. eve) – FREE with Festival admission or $10 per person
The Premiere Calling Championships in the World.
Putting the Duck and Goose back into Duck and Goose Calling.
Competitors are immersed in the language of the incredible waterfowl of the region, competing against each other the for coveted title of World Champion. Callers from all around the world come to Easton once a year to showcase their skills and hope to be immortalized in the history books of Championship Calling. Many of the industry’s leaders in waterfowl calling and hunting have gotten their start on the calling championship stage at the Waterfowl Festival. The World Championship Goose Calling Championship ®, founded in 1976, is the longest running goose calling championship in the United States. This Championship has single-handily changed the shape and face of the goose calling and waterfowling industry! Prize packages range from $5,000 to $12,000 in cash and prizes thanks to all our Corporate partners.
With audiences of 600+, five championships and incredible prize packages on the line, the stage is always set for an exciting evening. The beauty of Easton’s championships is the level playing ground. Anyone, novice or master, can blow. The World Waterfowl Calling Championships bring in judges from all the flyways, to have representation from across the country.
All the callers on our stage showcase their incredible abilities to operate a duck or goose call. However, our live championships stress that all callers must replicate the sounds of actual ducks and geese. The callers are instructed to not go outside the realm of natural sounds of ducks and geese. By leveling the playing field, any and all callers are urged to participate. This championship is not about who can operate a call the best, but who sounds the best in the field!
Our master of ceremonies is Chad Belding, the host of “The Fowl Life” and owner of Jargon Duck and Goose Calls. In his 36 years, Belding has worked with the best in the hunting industry. Nevada native Belding got hooked on hunting ducks after pursuing them as a kid with family and friends. He’d ultimately turn that love of waterfowl hunting into his life’s work when he created Banded Nation after college, with help from key partners in the industry.
Today, hunting waterfowl remains at the center of Chad’s world, as the passionate hunter and champion duck caller travels the continent as star of “The Fowl Life” outdoor television show. Hunters from all walks of life appreciate his aggressive hunting style and die-hard dedication. We are very excited to have Chad and “The Fowl Life” team on board!
Check out the Contest’s Facebook for a sample of the incredible talent you’ll see. For detailed information about the contests and sponsorships, visit worldgooselive.com.
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Posted by World Waterfowl Calling Championships on Monday, July 24, 2017
Friday, November 8
10 a.m. – Noon – Registration for all Competitors (at Easton High School Auditorium)
11 a.m.: Judges & Callers Meeting – Senior Division
* A meeting for all the callers and judges to give their input on the contests, scores and how to improve the sport for the following year.
12:30 p.m.: Preliminary Rounds begin (Senior Divisions)
12:30 p.m. World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
2:00 p.m. World Championship Team Live Duck Calling Contest
3:30 p.m. World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest
5:00 p.m. World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest
6:30 p.m. World Championship Goose Calling Contest
Saturday, November 9
9-11 a.m. Registration for Junior competitors (at Easton High School Auditorium)
10:30 a.m. Judges Meeting – Junior Division
11:00 a.m. Preliminary Rounds begin (Junior Divisions)
11:00 a.m. Junior World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest
12:15 p.m. Junior World Championship Goose Calling Contest
2 p.m.: FINAL ROUNDS (Please note, there is no bus transportation after 5 p.m.)
o World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest – Junior
o World Championship Goose Calling Contest – Junior
o World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
o World Championship Team Live Duck Calling Contest
o World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest – Senior Division
o World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest – Senior Division
o World Championship Goose Calling Contest – Senior Division
6-10 p.m. Sportsman’s Dinner & Celebration
A special thanks to all the volunteers, judges and committee members who donated their time, energy and ideas to create such a great event and celebration!
Competition Committee: Kelley Powers, John Taylor, Sean Mann, Jon Walczak, Ron Laun, Lawrence Mauck, Mike Eddy, The Carrell Family, The Milhollan Family, Dawn & Devin Ryan, Nick Gregori, The Easton Church of God and many, many more!
The 2019 Line-Up
- World Championship Goose Calling ® (Sr. & Jr. Divisions)
- World Championship Live Goose Calling ®
- World Championship Live Duck Calling ® (Sr. & Jr. Divisions)
- World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
- World Championship Team Live Duck Calling Championship
Check out the action on our Facebook!