12 Nov 2018

NZ duck-callers do well at world champs

5:11 pm on 12 November 2018

New Zealand duck-callers have done well against international competitors in the latest world championships.

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NZ Live Duck Calling champion Hunter Morrow and his steadfast companion Teal at home in Luggage, Central Otago.

Hunter Morrow received three placements in the competition, including second in the Live Duck Category. Photo: Fish & Game New Zealand

They took part in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships at Easton, Maryland, on the American East Coast.

The best results were from Hunter Morrow of Otago, who came second in the Live Duck category, fifth in the Live Goose category, and 3rd in the team events.

At last year's competition he was awarded second place overall.

Other results were from Ben Schnell and Holly Irvine.

Duck callers use a sort of horn to replicate a duck sound to attract the birds during the hunting season.