A Hu-B’s Outdoors talks turkey event was held Saturday, March 6. Factory reps from all the popular turkey hunting brands — Winchester, Alps, Ol Tom, Nomad Turkey, Houndstooth game calls, Dead End Game Calls, Wildlife Management Solutions, Mt Opps, Habit Outdoors, The Grind turkey decoys and calls — were at Hu-B’s Outdoors in Eddyville to answer questions on new products to kick off spring turkey sales.
Shon Wright, a champion turkey caller was there to demonstrate his calls; David Langston from Realtree Outdoors also attended the event.
Tammy Guess, co-owner and manager of Hu-B’s Outdoors said, “Lots of turkey talking went on for sure.”
Many giveaways were held. A list of items and winners included a ladies Habit camp set, Amanda Thomas; youth Habit camp set, Kimber Hood; Nomad shirt and hat, Judy Raley; Hu-B’s pullover, Shon Wright; Winchester Longbeard XR shells, Glen Titsworth; Hu-B’s pullover, Jordan Bonds; Eddie Salter signed turkey call and pullover, Jennifer Chambliss; Dead End Game calls Aluminum pot call, Gary Guess; Habit Outdoors fishing button up shirt, Kenny Ames; Habit Outdoors fishing button up shirt, Keith Adams; Nomad shirt and cap, Diane Matt; Insight duffle bag, Victoria Hood; The Grind half strut Jake, Jessica and Joey Long; The Grind hen decoy, Mark Mays; and Maui Jim sunglasses, Morgan Smith. The Winchester SXP turkey shotgun, Alps Turkey vest, Winchester Longbeard XR shells and The Grind knee blind was Jordan Farmer.
The first event was a huge success and a second event is being planned. Organizers said, “Our hopes for next year is to bring bigger names for an actual turkey calling contest. Covid restrictions had the sanctioned events shut down as well as the big industry TV personalities.