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National Gobbling, Hooting Competitions Held In Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Wild Turkey Federation kicked off its annual convention in Music City with competitions in turkey and owl calling.

Organizers expected 45,000 people to attend the even throughout the weekend at the Gaylord Opryland resort. More than 700 vendors were on hand for the convention.

One of the most unique events they hold was the turkey gobbling and owl hooting competitions. The winner of both events was Mark Prudhomme.

He was declared the winner of the Grand National Calling Championships in both the Gobbling and Hooting divisions.

Prudhomme said he first got into calling when he was a kid. Anyone familiar with the sport has probably heard of him. He has won so many national titles he can't even keep track of them all.

The South Carolina native was humble about his two big wins in Nashville, saying there was a lot of tough competition. That's why he says he can never stop practicing.

"Competitively I started about 1989, so I've been doing it a long time but it still doesn't come easy," Prudhomme told NewsChannel5. "It takes a lot of work and a lot of practice."

There was still some turkey calling competitions scheduled for the weekend, so Middle Tennesseans still have the chance to come out and see some of the events.

The National Wild Turkey Federation's 37th annual convention and sports show runs February 14-17. Visit nwtf.org for more details and a full schedule of events.

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