Sportsman Channel and Time Warner Cable presents Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show calling contest

Deer and turkey callers are invited to show their skills in the all new Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Calling Contest presented by Sportsman Channel and Time Warner Cable on March 8-10 at the Wisconsin Expo Center. The contest will feature an “American Idol” format where contestants will perform and interact with the judges. The deadline to enter is March 1 at
Judging the contest is Mr. Whitetail, Larry Weishuhn and TV hostess Jana Waller of “Skullbound.” Other judges include Michael King, avid hunter and former professional soccer star for the Milwaukee Wave; Brian Lovett, editor of Turkey and Turkey Hunting Magazine; Patrick Kilpatrick, Hollywood actor and experienced hunter; and Chris Caliendo, whitetail deer hunting fanatic.
The calling contest will have deer and turkey categories. Contestants in the deer category will be evaluated on rattling and grunting. In the turkey category, contestants will be rated on all typical hen calls as well as gobbling.
The deer preliminary competitions will be held March 8 and the turkey preliminary competitions will be held March 9 in the Sportsman Channel calling contest room. Finals for both will be held March 10 on the Chevy Dealers Main State at 3 p.m. The top five participants in both adult and youth categories advance to the finals for cash and awards.
Also, all participants will be entered in a raffle drawing of a Primos double bull hunting blind. In addition, a Lake Michigan fishing trip for six people will be awarded by drawing to a youth participant. The trip is donated by the Purnell family.
Applications and rules are available on at or contact Outdoor Consultant Jeff Engel for more details at
The 72nd Annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show features exhibitors from across North America. This year’s show runs March 7-11, 2012, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis, Wis.

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