EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Plano Synergy’s Avian-X and Zink Calls brands will sponsor the several divisions of the 2017 Grand National Calling Championships at the 41st annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Sport Show in Nashville next month.
Avian-X and Zink Calls became the official turkey decoy and call of the NWTF late last year and are excited about the opportunity to sponsor the GNCC. They will sponsor the Owl Hooting, Gobbling, Team Challenge, Friction and Open Divisions this year.
“Our hunter-preferred Avian-X and Zink Calls brands support turkey hunting and conservation at all levels,” said Zink Calls/Avian-X’s Matt Morrett. “We’re extremely proud of our relationship with the NWTF, and appreciative of this opportunity to sponsor competitive turkey calling’s grandest stage.”
The GNCC are held each year during the annual convention and sport show and are attended by large crowds because they are open to the general public. They offer attendees a chance to hear and learn from world-class turkey callers, many of whom are multi-year champions.
Callers of all ages compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights in eight divisions. The best callers in the world use natural voices, latex mouth calls, pot and peg friction calls, box calls, owl hooting tubes and more to yelp, cluck, putt, gobble and hoot their way to the top spot on stage.
“This is the biggest turkey calling contest in the world, and callers from all over the United States will be in Nashville competing for bragging rights,” said Chris Piltz, NWTF special events coordinator. “We are excited Plano Synergy’s Avian-X and Zink Calls have partnered with us to sponsor many of the divisions, which helps keep the Grand Nationals at the highest level.”
About the National Wild Turkey Federation:
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduce 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting.
For more information, visit their website.
About Zink and Avian-X:
The premier Zink and Avian-X brands offer today’s waterfowl and turkey hunters the best and most complete line of highly realistic decoys, beautifully effective calls and other related products that result in increased success and satisfaction afield — whether that means more birds on the ground, or the creation of additional cherished, lifetime memories. At Zink and Avian-X, our goal is to use our team’s extensive field knowledge and experience to promote and advance the sports of waterfowling and turkey hunting in a traditional, ethical, responsible and enjoyable manner. Mediocrity is not an option.