Gary L. Campanie of Oneida was awarded third place in the push-pin call and trough call and striker categories of the Hunting Turkey Call division at the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual convention and sport show held in Atlanta in February.
Grand National Call Making Contest judges graded hundreds of game calls on appearance and sound quality before crowning the champions. After a panel of call making, calling and hunting experts judge the entries Campanie came up near the top.
The NWTF call making competition is considered the largest and best known of its kind. Contestants competed in decorative turkey call, hunting turkey call, decorative duck and goose call and hunting duck and goose call categories. After the contest, the calls are auctioned at the convention, raising thousands of dollars for conservation.
For more information, visit nwtf.org.