Ducks Unlimited TV host Field Hudnall has again been recognized as one of the top goose callers in the world. Hudnall out-called 33 other contestants at the World Championship Goose Calling Contest last weekend in Easton, Maryland. This is Hudnall’s second title–he also won in 2004.
“Competition duck and goose calling has been a major part of my life,” said Hudnall. “It has allowed me to meet some great people across the country and it was the pathway that allowed me to make a living in the hunting industry. There are many great callers that compete in the World Championship. Any one of them could have easily been the winner. I was just very blessed that everything played out in my favor. The best feeling the entire night was that I was able to enjoy the victory with my 11-month-old son, Knox.”
Since 1976, the World Championship Goose Calling Contest has attracted the top callers in the US and Canada. A caller may be named World Goose Calling Champion up to three times, after which he will be retired from World Goose competition. After achieving the World Champion Goose Calling title, a caller is qualified to compete in the World Goose Calling Champion of Champions contest, which occurs every five years. The next Champion of Champions Contest will be held in 2015.
Ducks Unlimited TV airs three times a week on the Outdoor Channel in 2013. Beginning in July 2014, DU TV will begin airing four times a week on the Pursuit Channel, with concurrent airings on the DU website. Hudnall and co-hosts Wade Bourne, Zach Pederson, and Ainsley Beeman will unveil a new show format in 2014 with more hunting action from across North America and more tips and tactics for waterfowl hunters. With additional appearances from hunting and conservation experts and more of the content viewers crave, the new DU TV promises to be one of the best hunting shows on TV and the internet.
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