2015 Alabama State & Legends Memorial Open Turkey Calling Championships

Join us July 11, 2015 for the 2015 Alabama State & Legends Memorial Open Turkey Calling Championships!

Presented by the Alabama State Chapter & the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. 

The event will be hosted by Woods and Water, Inc. and will take place at their store located at:  5101 Summit Ridge, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 

Registration for the State Championship divisions will be from 9:00am to 10:00am on the day of the event.  The callers/judges meeting will take place immediately following the close of registration and competitions will begin at 10:30am.  The awards presentation for the state championship divisions (poults, junior, hunter, state friction, and state senior) will take place immediately after the state divisions have ended.

Registration for the Senior Open, State Open Owling, State Open Gobbling, and Open Friction divisions will be from 9:00am to 1:30pm. The callers/judges meeting will take place immediately following the close of registration and competitions will begin at 2:00pm.  

Call or email Terence Williamson at (205) 792-3069 or williamsonte@gmail.com with any questions.  

Master of Ceremonies:  Eddie Salter, World & Alabama State Turkey Calling Champion and host of Turkeyman TV

Divisions:

State Open Poults Division:  No entry fee, prizes awarded to all contestants. Contestants must be 10 years of age or younger.

State Open Junior Division:  $25 entry fee with cash $, prizes, & plaques to top 3 places. Contestants must be under 21 years of age on the day of the contest and the competition is open to residents of any state.  *Winner to receive the Jamie Diane Slayton Memorial plaque.

State Hunter Division:  $25 entry fee with cash $, prizes, & plaques to top 3 places. Contestants may be Alabama residents of any age and must not have won multiple senior/open championships prior to this competition.  *Winner to receive the Buck Burns Memorial plaque.

State Senior Division:  $50 entry fee, plaques to top five places.  Cash $ and prizes awarded to top 3 places.  **State Championship Ring to winner.  Contestants must be residents of the state of Alabama & 21 years of age or older.  *Winner to receive the Ben Rodgers Lee Memorial 

State Friction Division: $50 entry fee, plaques to top five places.  Cash $ and prizes awarded to top 3 places.  **State Championship Ring to winner.  Contestants must be residents of the state of Alabama & 21 years of age or older.  The competition shall follow GNCC rules with all calls performed limited to friction style calls. *Winner to receive the Doug Camp Memorial trophy.

State Open Owling Division:  $25 entry fee with plaque to the winner and top 3 places. Winner will receive 100% payback of entry fees. This competition is open to residents of any state and will be a 60 second owling routine. *Winner to receive the Billy Macoy Memorial 

State Open Gobbling Division:  $25 entry fee with plaque to the winner and top 3 places. Winner will receive 100% payback of entry fees.  This competition is open to residents of any state and will be a 60 second gobbling routine. *Winner to receive the Mike Halter Memorial 

Senior Open Division:  $50 entry fee with Cash $, prizes & plaques to top five places.  This competition is open to all contestants. *Winner to receive the Bob Dixon Memorial trophy.

Open Friction Division: $50 entry fee with Cash $ & plaques to top five places.  This competition is open to all contestants.  The competition shall follow GNCC rules with all calls performed limited to friction style calls.

  • Senior Open winner to receive cash and prize package with a total value of over $1,000 !

Calls to be performed for Poults Division:  Plain Yelp, Cluck, and Callers Best Call

Calls to be performed for State Hunter & State Open Junior Divisions:  Plain Yelp, Fly Down Cackle, and Callers Best Call

Calls to be performed by all other divisions:  Plain Yelp, Cutting of Excited Hen, Kee Kee Run, and Callers Best Call

*Winners receiving memorial trophies (Ben Rodgers Lee, Doug Camp, & Billy Macoy) will take possession of the trophy for one year and will return the trophy to the contest on the date of the following year’s event.

**Winners of the State Senior Division and the State Friction Division will receive State Championship Rings.  Ring sizes and information will be determined at the duration of the event.  Past winners or winners of other divisions will also be able to order rings from the year(s) of their titles for a fee.

***The Bob Dixon Memorial Trophy will remain on display at Woods and Water, Inc. throughout the year with the winner’s name and year of victory listed on the trophy.

  • Participants will be competing for a total of over $5,000 in cash and prizes!!!
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