• Short Summary

    In the United States, an estimated 20 per cent of North America's waterfowl annually visit the marshlands of Colusa County, California, located northeast of san Francisco in the Sacramento Valley.

  • Description

    In the United States, an estimated 20 per cent of North America's waterfowl annually visit the marshlands of Colusa County, California, located northeast of san Francisco in the Sacramento Valley.

    The area, therefore, was an appropriate setting for last week's (18 June) duck and goose-calling contest.

    The nearest thing to this event is the national contest held each year in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

    The contestants were divided into two categories: those using mechanical calling devices and those using only their mouths.

    Each contestant had 90 seconds to go through his calls. To decide which caller sounded most like a duck or a goose, judges sat at various distances with their backs turned toward the calling platform.

    This rather unusual contest was filmed by the National Broadcasting Company. The reporter is Kent Pierce and his commentary is transcribed below. An alternative prepared by Visnews is overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AUA8JZS6OLUU3OH59Q6OBXBB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AUA8JZS6OLUU3OH59Q6OBXBB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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