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2018 Annual Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

Brought to you by Pintail Waterfowl & Deadshot Custom Call Company

Additional sponsors, Full Tilt, Ron Gould Bands, and Bond Point will be doing our awesome awards again.

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. Please do NOT send them on Facebook as they reduce the quality too much. 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.

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 with our materials! 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 Newbie – A new category this year. You must have started making calls AFTER AUGUST 1ST 2017!!!

Most Creative – The calls that don’t fit the normal mold. Looking for outside the box!

Best use of materials – We want to see what you can do with our materials or even blending ours with other materials!

Best Craftsmanship – This is for only the cleanest of calls. The one where there is no doubt the amount of time that went into it.

Pintail’s Call Maker of the Year – That one call that just stands out above the rest.

You CAN win one category AND Callmaker of the year, but not two categories. All calls will be entered into all categories, EXCEPT Best Newbie can ONLY BE WON by someone who has been making calls for less than 12 months (honor system people!!!!)

Winners of the best newbie category will receive:

Custom call from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A $20 Pintail store credit

Winners in the most creative & best use of materials categories will receive:

A smooth, fine, or rough mandrel from Pintail Waterfowl

$20 Pintail store credit

A Pintail Waterfowl Hoody

A custom made award from Bond Point

Winner in the best craftsmanship category will receive:

Choice of a P1, P2, or P3 jigs.

A carbide turning tool from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A custom made award from Bond Point

$30 Pintail store credit

Call maker of the year will receive:

A custom jig from Pintail Waterfowl

A carbide turning tool from Deadshot Custom Call Company

A custom made award from Bond Point

A Pintail Waterfowl Hoody

2 Special Blanks from Pintail Waterfowl

$50 Pintail store credit donated by Full Tilt Fowlers

Stay Tuned for more to be added!

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 for all categories. Only one winner per category but a winner may win 1 category and COTY.
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 Waterfowl’s featured call makers are allowed to enter and have no say in the voting process.
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 to 7 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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Office will be closed

After a VERY busy season, we wanted to take Easter weekend and the week following it, off for some family time.

Pintail’s office & shipping will be closed March 29th through April 8th. You can still place orders during this time and we will ship orders in the order they are received as well as begin casting custom orders, as soon as we reopen on April 9th.

Email: We will do our best to respond to emails and Facebook messages during this time, but it may be slower than normal.

All orders placed before 10:30AM EST on March 29th have been shipped!

Thank you for understanding, Happy Easter to everyone, and as always, we appreciate your continued business & support!

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7th Annual Black Friday Sale

Don’t miss Pintail Waterfowl’s 7th Annual Black Friday Sale. Starting 9pm on Thanksgiving night and all day Friday. We also have a small sale on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday for those who miss out over the Holiday.

This is by far the biggest sale of the year for us! Great deals on blanks (duck barrels, inserts, matched sets, even customs, all in stock jigs (P1, P3, Blank) and custom jigs, mandrels, and more!!

Watch our Facebook page, during the month of November to win a chance to get in the door, “get the codes”, before every one else.  Starting around 9pm on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 23rd we will begin posting promo codes, until about 11pm, then again all day friday from 9am to 5pm we will post codes randomly. Some codes will run for a certain amount of time, while others will run the entriety of the event or until a certain amount are sold.

This Years Giveaways!

We will be giving away a free gift to the first 75 orders over $100 and free shipping to orders over $200.

A special free gift to the largest order (based on dollar amount and product count).

  • 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!)
  • Mystery Blank – We pick one blank and if you order it, you not only get the blank for free, you will get a prize as well!
  • Random giveaways – We will randomly pick orders for free products and free surprizes!
  • 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

Combined Shipping !

Order as many times as you want! We will combine orders placed between 9PM Thursday and Midnight Monday  and refund shipping on all additional orders so you can catch all the deals without getting nailed on shipping! Spend over $200 (on one or all combined orders) and all shipping is free!

Other info

Custom jigs can be ordered, but you can send your insert whenever. You don’t need to send it right away.

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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 Work To Woods

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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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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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.

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2014/2015 Duck Call Making Contest

photo 4 (1) We are starting a new tradition with a call making contest. This is a TWO PART contest. To Enter, email us a picture of your best call to Ryan@pintailwaterfowl.com, made using Pintail Waterfowl Acrylic Blanks. You need to include your name with the picture. We will post all of these to a folder on Pintail’s Facebook page. Entries must be received no later than midnight EST SEPTEMBER 30TH 2014.

We will pick the top 5 calls entered to be semi finalists. Semi finalists will be chosen on October first and blanks sent out that week. Semi finalists will receive a free matched set of our choosing, to be made into a call for the finals.

Rules for the finals calls will be, use the acrylic to make a call of your style and choosing. You may laminate it with other acrylic and other wood. You can make any type of waterfowl call you choose. You do NOT have to use one of our jigs.

You will need to send us your completed call and it needs to be be received by OCTOBER 31st (Halloween) and we will announce the winner on NOVEMBER 5th. The calls will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to a youth hunting group (to still be decided).

The final winner will receive a $100 Pintail Waterfowl gift certificates as well as some Pintail swag. 2nd-5th place will receive Pintail gift certificates in the amounts of $75, $50, $25, $25 respectively.

Additional Rules:

Any type of call may be entered (duck, goose, grunt, predator, wood duck, etc)

Call must include acrylic from Pintail Waterfowl

Laser engraving is allowed.

Wood/acrylic laminating is allowed.