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Old 03-17-2015, 08:12 PM
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Default Custom Call makers Show in Unicoi

Russell Beard and myself wanted to do something for the custom call makers and the hunters alike. To rekindle the fire of Unicoi and make it what it once was. I am delighted to announce that next year, there will be a show. Unicoi was more than excited to hear we where wanting to put on a show there. This show has nothing to do with the NWTF. It has everything to do with those that love the art of call making and the lore of hunting wily ol' gobblers!
This event will take place in January of next year. A special room rate will be offered for those wanting to spend the night. We are hoping to resurrect this show and make it what it once was. I've already had a good number of call makers interested in attending.
If you have any questions, shoot me or Russell a pm and we'll give a number so you can talk with us about the show.

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:42 PM
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Good news. Let me know if I can be of any assistance with getting the word out in my area such as contacting call makers, getting flyers out,etc...Strutter.
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sweet! much needed
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Just let me know when it is and I'll swing through and have a look see.
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Good news. Let me know if I can be of any assistance with getting the word out in my area such as contacting call makers, getting flyers out,etc...Strutter.
Thanks David! We need all the help we can get to bring this show back!!!

You get your call yet?

Will do our best to keep everyone updated!
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Default Custom Call makers Show at UNICOI

Mark, as you know I cannot make a call, but I can talk turkey hunting and I will be there, our Lord's willing.
Great news for Eastern Turkey Hunters of the Southeast.
THIS HAS MADE MY DAY AND NIGHT. THANKS
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Very interested & hope I can be a part of this!
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Cant make any calls but I'd be happy to attend.
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Cool! Looking forward to seeing how this progresses and hope I'll be able to attend!!
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This is great. I'm making plans to attend.
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Thanks guys, I've already got a good many of the call makers ready for this to take place. And from, what I've read and listened to from the turkey world, to move it back to Unicoi. That has happened. Now we just need you! It is going to take people wanting custom calls also to make this a success.
This gathering will not be about just buying and selling, it will be about coming together with others that share the same passion as yourself. There is no banquet, just plain ol' fellowship.....a gathering!
What I will need is something in writing (from vendors), as this event draws nearer, such as an email or snail mail to turn into the staff at Unicoi. As it stands now, the dates are January 15th, 16th and possibly the 17th, 2016.
Mark your calendars and help us, the whole turkey hunting society, make this a success!
If you're interested, pm me and I'll sent you my phone number and email address.

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:27 AM
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Sounds great! Will plan on being there.
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This is awesome. Thanks Mark and Russell. If the good Lord willing I will be there. Always wanted to be apart of Unicoi; hopefully this will be the new beginning.
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Stuck up top. Hey Mark how about starting up a fb event page for it?
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Stuck up top. Hey Mark how about starting up a fb event page for it?
Thanks!!

Looking into that too!
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Thanks!!

Looking into that too!
I'm happy to handle this and anything else I can help with for this show, please let me know what I can do.
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that great mark. you know me and JEFF will be there.. let us know what going on
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Default Custom Call makers Show at UNICOI

I tip my hat, to Mr. Sharpe, and Mr. Beard, for their concern and efforts to rekindle the turkey hunter's event at UNICOI, which goes back years and years before hardly any of this forum's posters, even had knowledge their was a wild turkey in the world.

UNICOI, was the top drawing turkey show at one time, with most of those-day's very top turkey call makers and celebrities of the turkey world, coming from all over the UNITE STATES.

I myself, are very honored, to have been chosen to give the very first program, about turkeys and turkey hunting there in the very first UNICOI Turkey event; 1975 was the year.

Mr. Bob Stack, park manager, contacted me at the Gibson Sporting Goods Store where I worked. He asked me if I would come to UNICOI, to talk and show my turkey photos and movies, which I had made, with old Kodak Super 8 movie camera. Also, the late MR. Arron Pass of the GA. GAME AND FISH COMM., their PR person and editor. Arron was master of ceremony for this event. I gave them an seminar talk on turkey hunting and showing slides and movies, which I had made. This turkey event was held outdoors under a pavilion at the camping area that first year. Local mountain turkey hunters were the majority there, a few from Gainesville and other local towns mostly hunted in middle GA. turkey woods.

The next year, I again was chosen, to do the same as the year before, except this time the turkey event was held indoors and many more hunters came.

From these earlier turkey programs held there; became the UNICOI Wild Turkey Calling Contest, Seminars, Custom Call Makers, and the Turkey Hunters talking to each other , which was known as the Turkey Hunter's Weekend , at UNICOI.

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Sounds like a great event. I'm interested as both a potential vendor and buyer. Looking forward to more details.
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I've had numerous people contact me and have been in contact with numerous people myself. So far this is the list that have said they were coming.

1) Bob and Michael Buckner
2) Irvin Whitt
3) Hoyt Brown
4) Kevin Dorsey
5) Roger Tennant
6) Melvin Newman
7) Harry Burkett
8) Billy Buice
9) Brian Watts
10) Jeff McKamey
11) Chris Brumfiel
12) Dave Cirincione (call collection)
13) Olin Humphries
14) Dean Mundenke (Red Beard)
15) Bob Harwell
16) Richard Hudson
17) Dan Harris
18) Bill Hinkle
19) Jeremy Stafford
20) Mark McPhail
21) Chad Hutchinson
22) Lon Trice
23) Darren Dawkins
24) Marlin Watkins
25) Herb McClure (book & seminar)
26) Gerry Bramblett
27) Del Crow & Billy Macallister
28) Matt McLain
29) Jack Scott
30) Clint Corder
31) Wendell Lancaster
32) Tony Quarino
33) Al & Josh Shoemaker
34) Kevin Cantrell
35) Donnie Richards
36) Fred Cox
37) Joseph Martin
38) Harold and Derrick Fowler
39) Will Dutton (custom knife maker)
40) Lee Chadwick (Misfire Game Calls)
41) Fatal Attraction Game Calls
42) Steve Lumma
43) Jeff Erb
44) Lamar Williams
45) Brandon Washington
46) Jerry Wilkins
47) Doug Morgan
48) Danny Wells
49) Steve Mann
50) Steve Torman (West Augusta)
51) Keil Hilbert
52) Kimmy Hanks
53) Wayne Hendrix (custom knife maker)
54) G L Drew (custom knife maker)
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Mark, I have a friend Jeremy Stafford of Stafford's Custom Calls that would like to attend. Jeremy is a great guy and talented call maker with a good ear for turkey. I gave him your contact info so you should be hearing from him. David.
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Thanks David!!!

Trying to get Mr. Herb geared back up to do a seminar!!!
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Thanks David!!!

Trying to get Mr. Herb geared back up to do a seminar!!!
Now that would be awesome ! Mr. McClure pretty please ?!!!
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List updated....post 21
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