The S.C. State duck calling championship was held during the 4th annual Winyah Bay heritage Festival. Organizer Mark Ackerman runs a tight contest so that the winner may be properly qualified to represent the Palmetto state in Stuttgart, Arkansas during the world duck calling championship. A duck calling clinic for youth was followed by the Junior S.C. contest and then the State Contest, where contestants must be at least 17 and an S.C. resident. Mark Prudhomme of Georgetown won the contest.
PhotosByJeffDennis: Hugh McLaurin of Elloree finished in third (on left) and Daniel Smith of O'burg finished second (middle) and Mark Prudhomme of G'town is the 2011 S.C. Duck Calling Champion; this youth won a decoy / trophy at the clinic; Junior winners were Jared Beasly (left), Liam Miller (middle) and Blake Hodge from Wrecking Crew Guide Service.
To view my blog entry from the 2010 State Duck Contest click here.
VideoByJeffDennis: Hugh McLaurin of Big Lake Duck Calls gives it the 'ole McLaurin Mojo!