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2017 Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

2017 Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

Sponsored by: Pintail Waterfowl , Bond Point

SPONSORS WANTED! CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE!

Dates:

August 1st-September 30th will be the call making and submission period.
September 3oth is the deadline for call picture submissions!
October 1st judging starts.
October 7th winners announced.

How to Enter:

Call makers may enter one (1) Photo of the call of they are entering. One call per person. You may submit pictures of calls by emailing them to us at ryan@pintailwaterfowl.com or messaging them to us on Pintail’s Facebook page. Please put “Call Contest” in the header and make sure to include your full name (real name, not company name), city and state. You may also tell us anything you want about the call you are submitting.

You may also enter by sending your picture via message on Facebook to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page.

Pictures posted to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page are not allowed as entries.

Criteria:

Calls entered in the contest will be judged on use of color, material, and craftsmanship of the call. You are encouraged (not required) to use a mix of different materials (resin/acrylic, bone, antler, wood, metals, etc) BUT 50% or more of the call must be from our material. We want to see how far you can push your limits! While we are not judging on the quality of the photo, nicer photos represent the calls better and may play a role in your call getting noticed more by our judges. This contest is based solely on the picture of the call entrants submit and is not a chance based contest.

Categories are:

Best use of materials – We want to see what you can do with our materials or even blending ours with other materials!
Best laminated/sleeved call – We want to see those flawlessly laminated or sleeved calls.
Best non laminated call – Calls made with a one piece barrel and one piece insert.
Call Maker of the Year – That one call that just stands out above the rest

Prizes:

Winners in each category will receive:

A custom plaque made by Bond Point
A $50 Pintail Waterfowl store credit
A special barrel blank from Pintail Waterfowl
Pintail Waterfowl Hoodie

Pintail Waterfowl Call Maker Of The Year will receive an additional $50 Pintail Waterfowl store credit.

Additional prizes from our sponsors:

1080p Waterproof Action Camera from Campbell’s Calls

A lanyard from Mavericks Custom Calls

$50 Pintail store credit donated by Full Tilt Fowlers

Anodized bands from Ron Gould’s Bands

 

Rules:

Calls can be duck, goose, grunt calls, turkey pot, or any style of “tube” style calls.
Calls should be newly made during the call making period. This is based on the honor system.
Calls will be placed into the appropriate category as we see fit. Only one winner per category.
Must use a Pintail blank for at least half (50%) of the call. Premade style inserts are allowed.
Calls can be sleeved, laminated (with wood or other), etc as long as at least 1/2 (roughly) of the material is Pintail’s.
Calls can be plain, engraved, color filled, hand carved, banded etc.
We will not be judging on sound quality but calls should be a working call.
Submit 1 (one) picture of your best call
Pintail Waterfowls featured call makers are allowed to enter but are not allowed to vote.
By submitting a picture, you are agreeing to these rules and allow the picture submitted to be used in future marketing and advertising by Pintail Waterfowl, LLC.

Voting:

Calls will be judged by our independant panal of 5 judges. I don’t believe in “FB voting” as a fair way to judge. How many likes or shares do not play any role in voting.
Callmaker of the year call will be chosen solely by Pintail Ryan.
In the event of a tie between judges, ties will be broken by being chosen by the business owner.

Disqualifications:

If you are caught cheating in any way you will be disqualified.
Calls that use less that 50% of Pintail’s material will be disqualified.
Whining, complaining, bashing others will get you disqualified

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Help with our P3 Jig

While none of our jigs are considered “beginner” jigs, Our P3 jig is not a very “beginner friendly” jig. This jig is intended for experienced call makers. The P3 was designed to be flexible so, we don’t offer the same amount of information for the P3 as we do for the P1.

The most common solution to problems P3 users face, is the drilling depth. Most try and follow the standard 1/2″ rule or follow the specs for our P1 jig and frankly it is a completely different jig so they will not work.

4/10’s of an inch from the end, measured at the thick part of the drill bit (not the tip) is an ideal starting point.

This jig is NOT prone to top end lockup. If you are having problems with it locking up, more than likely your drilling depth is not quite deep enough. This may mean going deeper than the 4/10’s mark or lowering back pressure a bit.

The radius was left with some “meat” on it on purpose. This was something a lot of customers asked for. You can file down quite a bit and still have a good amount of upslope.

The cork notch was left a bit tighter on purpose. You can file on the top of the notch or cut your cork thinner if you need to.

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6th Annual Black Friday Sale

Don’t miss Pintail Waterfowl’s 6th Annual Black Friday Sale. Starting 9pm on Thanksgiving and all day Friday.

This is our biggest sale of the year! Stock up on blanks (duck barrels, inserts, matched sets, even customs, jigs (P1, P3, Blank, & Custom), mandrels, cork & reeds, bags, and more!!

Watch our Facebook page, starting around 9pm on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24th for promo codes. Some codes will run for a certain amount of time, while others will run until a certain amount are sold.

We will be giving away a free gift to all orders over $100 and free shipping to orders over $200. Also a special free gift to the largest order (based on dollar amount and product count). Free gifts and free stickers for the first 10 orders each day!

  • Trivia Questions posted on Facebook with prizes, all day Friday! (Watch for special trivia questions all through November to get early access to promo codes for first choice of stock!)
  • Random giveaways – We will randomly pick orders for free products and free gifts!
  • Random order refunds – We will randomly pick an order to receive their entire order for free as well as refund money on a bunch of other orders.
  • Free shipping on random orders – We will randomly pick orders and refund your shipping.

We will combine orders and refund shipping on additional orders so you can catch all the deals and order as many times as you want! Spend over $200 on combined orders and all shipping is free!

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Pintail Waterfowl’s 2016 Annual Callmaking Contest!

2016 Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

Sponsored by: Pintail Waterfowl, Call Nutz, Havok Calls, Solo Mountain Game Calls, and Ron Gould Custom Bands

Dates:

August 1st-September 30th will be the call making period.
September 3oth is the deadline for call picture submissions!
October 1st judging starts.
October 7th winners announced.

How to Enter:

Call makers may enter one (1) Photo of the call of they are entering. You may submit pictures of calls by emailing them to us at ryan@pintailwaterfowl.com or messaging them to us on Pintail’s Facebook page. Please put “Call Contest” in the header and make sure to include your full name (real name, not company name), city and state. You may also tell us anything you want about the call you are submitting.

You may also enter by sending your picture via message on Facebook to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page.

Pictures posted to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page are not allowed as entries.

Criteria:

Calls entered in the contest will be judged on use of color, material, and craftsmanship of the call. You are encouraged (not required) to use a mix of different materials (resin/acrylic, bone, antler, wood, metals, etc) BUT 50% or more of the call must be from our material. We want to see how far you can push your limits! While we are not judging on the quality of the photo, nicer photos represent the calls better and may play a role in your call getting noticed more by our judges. This contest is based solely on the picture of the call entrants submit and is not a chance based contest.

Categories are:

Best use of materials – We want to see what you can do with our materials or even blending ours with other materials!
Best laminated/sleeved call – We want to see those flawlessly laminated or sleeved calls.
Best non laminated call – Calls made with a one piece barrel and one piece insert.
Call Maker of the Year – That one call that just stands out above the rest

Prizes:

Winners in each standard category will receive:

A $50 Pintail Waterfowl store credit
Their choice of a rough or fine expanding mandrel
A special barrel blank from Pintail Waterfowl
A gift certificate from Havok Calls

Pintail Waterfowl Call Maker Of The Year will receive a $100 Pintail Waterfowl store credit, a P2 or P3 jig (we saved a now retired P2 just for this), a Havok Calls gift certificate, and a banner on our website promoting your calls for 12 months.

We may add more prizes as time goes if we acquire more sponsors.

Rules:

Calls can be duck, goose, grunt calls, turkey pot, or any style of “tube” style calls.
Calls should be newly made during the call making period. This is based on the honor system.
Calls will be placed into the appropriate category as we see fit. Only one winner per category.
Must use a Pintail blank for at least half (50%) of the call. Premade style inserts are allowed.
Calls can be sleeved, laminated (with wood or other), etc as long as at least 1/2 (roughly) of the material is Pintail’s.
Calls can be plain, engraved, color filled, hand carved, banded etc.
We will not be judging on sound quality but calls should be a working call.
Submit 1 (one) picture of your best call
Pintail Waterfowls featured call makers are allowed to enter but are not allowed to vote.
By submitting a picture, you are agreeing to these rules and allow the picture submitted to be used in future marketing and advertising by Pintail Waterfowl, LLC.

Voting:

Calls will be judged by our independant panal of 5 judges. I don’t believe in “FB voting” as a fair way to judge. How many likes or shares do not play any role in voting.
Callmaker of the year call will be chosen solely by Pintail Ryan.
In the event of a tie between judges, ties will be broken by being chosen by the business owner.

Disqualifications:

If you are caught cheating in any way you will be disqualified.
Calls that use less that 50% of Pintail’s material may be disqualified based on contest judges input.

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2016 Changes

In 2016, Pintail Waterfowl will be making some changes. We have not increased our prices since we started. We have built a new pricing schedule, which will only increase some blanks, very slightly. We have also made some of our more popular blanks available at cheaper prices! This is our first price increase in 5 years.

We had to increase shipping a little bit as well since USPS decided to raise prices, but we decided to eat a little of the cost and not increase prices to actual shipping prices.

We will be bringing out our NEW P3 Jig around the end of February, beginning of March!

We are now offering lots more custom sizes for cast call blanks. We now have pen blanks, turkey pot / slate call blanks, and grunt call blanks.

We have acquired a bunch of new pigments and pearls , so look for lots of new colors coming this year!

 

 

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2015 – 5th Annual Black Friday Sale!

pintailbfsale2015Don’t miss Pintail Waterfowl’s 5th Annual Black Friday Sale November 26th and 27th. Starting 9pm on Thanksgiving and all day Friday.

This is our biggest sale of the year and being our 5th anniversary, they will be the best they have ever been! Stock up on blanks (duck barrels, inserts, matched sets, even customs, jigs (P1, P2, Blank, & Custom), mandrels, cork & reeds, bags, and more.

Watch our Facebook page, starting at 9pm on Thursday for promo codes. Some codes will run for a certain amount of time, while others will run until a certain amount are sold.

This year we will be giving away a free gift to all orders over $100 and free gifts and free shipping to orders over $200. Also a special free gift to the largest order (based on dollar amount and product count). Free gifts to the first and free stickers for the first 10 orders each day!

  • Trivia Questions posted on Facebook with prizes, all day Friday!
  • Random giveaways – We will randomly pick orders for free products and free gifts!
  • Random order refunds – We will randomly pick an order to receive their entire order for free as well as refund money on a bunch of other orders.
  • Free shipping on random orders – We will randomly pick orders and refund your shipping.

We will combine orders and refund shipping on additional orders so you can catch all the deals and order as many times as you want!

 

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2015 Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

 Dates:

August 1st-September 30th call making period.
September 3oth is the deadline for call picture submissions!
October 1st judging starts.
October 7th winners announced.

How to Enter:

Contestants may enter one (1) Photo of the call of they are entering. You may submit pictures of calls by emailing them to ryan@pintailwaterfowl.com. Please put “Call Contest” in the header and make sure to include your full name (real name, not company name), city and state.

You may also enter by sending your picture via message on Facebook to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page.

Pictures posted to Pintail Waterfowl’s FB page are not allowed as entries.

Criteria:

Calls entered in the contest will be judged on use of color, material, and craftsmanship of the call. You are encouraged to use a mix of different materials (resin/acrylic, bone, antler, wood, metals, etc). We want to see how far you can push your limits! While we are not judging on the quality of the photo, nicer photos represent the calls better and may play a role in your call getting noticed more by our judges. This contest is based soley on the picture of the call entrants submit and is not a chance based contest.

Prizes:11777951_838236969622953_115962321_n

Beginner
1st place – Plaque by James Ayers, P1 or P2 public jig, $25 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands
2nd place – Plaque by James Ayers, $25 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands
3rd place – Plaque by James Ayers, $10 Pintail Waterfowl gift code. $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands

Advanced
1st place – Plaque by James Ayers, Set of fine & rough 5/8″ expanding mandrels, $25 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands
2nd place – Plaque by James Ayers, $25 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands
3rd place – Plaque by James Ayers, $10 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, $10 Havok Calls Gift Certificate, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands

Pintail Waterfowl Call Maker Of The Year – Custom Plaque by James Ayers, Pintail Waterfowl Custom Jig, $25 Pintail Waterfowl gift code, Bands from Ron Gould’s Custom Bands

Rules:

Calls can be duck, goose, grunt calls, or any style of “tube” style calls.
Calls will be placed into the appropriate category as we see fit. If you want to compete in a certain category, feel free to let us know. We may look at other calls you have done to see your ability (so no entering beginner for you guys who have been turning for 10 years).
Must use a Pintail blank for at least half of the call. Premade style inserts are allowed.
Calls can be sleeved, laminated (with wood or other), etc as long as at least 1/2 (roughly) of the material is Pintail’s.
Calls can be plain, engraved, color filled, hand carved, banded etc.
We will not be judging on sound quality but calls should be a working call.
Submit 1 (one) picture of your best call
Pintail Waterfowls featured call makers are allowed to enter but are not allowed to vote.
By submitting a picture, you are agreeing to these rules and allow the picture submitted to be used in future marketing and advertising by Pintail Waterfowl, LLC.

Voting:

Calls will be judged by our independant panal of 5 judges. I don’t believe in “FB voting” as a fair way to judge.
Callmaker of the year call will be chosen solely by Pintail Ryan.
In the event of a tie between judges, ties will be broken by being chosen by the business owner.

Disqualifications:

If you are caught cheating in any way you will be disqualified.
Calls that use less that 50% of Pintail’s material may be disqualified based on contest judges input.