2016 Pintail Waterfowl Call Making Contest

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.