April 30th, 2021 Note to Callmakers

First, let us begin by saying “Thank you” for your continued patience and support thus far with the 2021 competition. We understand that the wait for information can be a bit nerve-racking. Please understand that we are doing our best to ensure the contest goes on without jeopardizing the health or safety of any of our call makers, judges and or staff who put this event together for you.

Meanwhile, we have been planning and quietly working hard behind the scenes to ensure event can still move forward despite all we have all endured during this pandemic. With that said, are happy to announce that the contest date has been finalized! Please make note of the following:

  • The contest will run through the first week of August.
  • All judging will be performed over a two-day period of, July 31st and August 1st.
  • The contest results will be released as soon as we have had a chance to tally all of the scores and confirm the winners. This is tentatively scheduled for August 2nd.
  • Deadline to receive your calls by mail will be Friday, July 23rd. Please mail them to NWTF ATTN: Kevin Alley 770 Augusta Road Edgefield, SC 29824
  • Call-makers who wish to deliver their calls in person will be able to do so on the 23rd of July between 1pm and 5pm at the NWTF National Headquarters in Edgefield, SC.
  • The NWTF Museum located at the National Headquarters in Edgefield will also be open on July 23 specifically for any Call-makers that would like to enjoy this beautiful facility.
  • The Palmetto Shooting Complex will also be open and we welcome any call-makers who are dropping off their calls off to enjoy some shooting during their visit. For more information please visit https://www.nwtf.org/about/hunting-heritage-center/palmetto-shooting-complex.
  • All calls will be sold online this year to the highest bidder. This includes the Earl Mickel award winning call which has in previous years been brought back to the Turkey Museum in Edgefield.
  • All calls will have pictures to properly showcase the items. We will take pictures of any calls that do not already have them to post to our online auctions. In doing so, potential buyers can see what they are buying. We will do our best to take quality photos of these calls, however, they will all be taken using an iPhone and this will not be a professional photo shoot. If you desire a higher quality photo, please ensure you have provided them online.
  • Thank you again for everyone’s patience, support, dedication and participation. We look forward to making this a great contest, but we are even more anxious to get this contest back to its normal format in the 2022 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.