The best turkey callers in the world recently gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for the 2019 NWTF Grand National Calling Championships (GNCC).
The 2019 NWTF GNCC was a part of the 43rd Annual NWTF Convention & Sport Show, one of the biggest consumer shows in the country where conservation and hunting’s most devoted come together to support the NWTF’s mission to “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” Mossy Oak is proud to be the official convention sponsor and the official camouflage of the NWTF.
The NWTF GNCC consist of several different calling categories and divisions. Mossy Oak ProStaffers stood on the podium in every category. Mossy Oak would like to congratulate the following callers for their award-winning finishes.
GNCC Senior Division Championship
Winner: Jesse Martin, Mt. Sterling, KY - 757
1st Runner-up: Josh Grossenbacher, Sandusky, OH - 747.5
4th Runner-up: Dave Owens, Acworth, GA – 713
GNCC Team Air & Friction Challenge
Winner: Terence Williamson, Gordo, AL & Hunter Wallis ,Greenfield Township, PA - 555.5 (Call-off 559)
1st Runner-up: Matthew VanCise, Brookville, PA & Pat Strawser, Millenburg, PA - 555.5 (Call-off 556.5)
2nd Runner-up: The team of Bruce Saale, Maure Pas, LA - 554.5
GNCC Friction Championship
Winner: Matthew VanCise, Brookville, PA - 466
1st Runner-up: Dylan Bearden, Reidsville, NC - 456
3rd Runner-up: Pat Strawser, Millersburg, PA - 452.5
GNCC Gobbling Championship
Winner: Kerry Elliott, Paris, KY - 235.5 (Call-off 238.5)
3rd Runner-up: Phil Salzano, Pittsford, VT - 232.5
GNCC Owl Hooting Championship
1st Runner-up: Shane Simpson, White Bear Lake, MN - 237.5 (Call-off 239.5)
3rd Runner-up: Scott Elllis, Mulberry, FL - 232 (Call-off 238.5)
As a proud sponsor of the 2019 NWTF Youth Grand National Turkey Calling Championships, Mossy Oak would also like to congratulate all participants in the GNCC Poult Division, Junior Division, and Intermediate Division Championships.