Waterfowl caller places in champs
A Central Otago builder has achieved the highest placing ever by a New Zealander at the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States.
Hunter Morrow, 20, and Holly Irvine, 13, have been competing in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in Maryland.
Hunter, New Zealand’s reigning champ, came second in the world champs’ open duck division and third place in live goose calling. Holly took out third place in the junior duck calling division.
Organiser of the New Zealand championships, Adam Rayner, said Morrow’s placing was the highest ever by a Kiwi, while Holly was the only female competitor and one of the youngest competing.
‘‘New Zealanders should appreciate just how big an achievement this is – these two are right up there with the world’s best. Holly and Hunter deserve high praise for what they have done. It’s a difficult skill and certainly not one that can be learnt overnight.’’
Fish & Game spokesman Don Rood said the pair had been great ambassadors for New Zealand on the world stage.
The course for the Pioneer mountainbike race 2018.