b'Bornandraisedinthewaterfowl-richCharlesPettywasbornandraisedin Bootheel region of Southeast Missouri,Clarkston,Georgia,asmalltownand DannysgrandadwasoneofMissourissuburbofAtlanta.Marriedtothe early rice farmers in the 1950s. Dannyloveofhislife,Beverly,hehasthree recallstheglorydaysofducknumberschildrenChrista, Susan, and Amanda, darkeningtheskyinandaroundthesixgrandchildrenandthreegreat-presentdayOtterSloughConservationgranddaughters.Area. After retiring from the United States Charles started calling ducks at the Postal Service as a Postmaster, Danny andage of 38.Since then, he has qualified his wife, Brenda, settled near the swamps25consecutiveyearsfortheWorlds oftheMingoBasinwherehehunts60Champion Duck Calling Contest. His DANNY ALLEN daysstraight(minusmostSundays)CHARLES PETTY highest achievement was Second Place atDuckCreekConservation. Dannysin this prestigious competition, and he presence at the area has earned him thehas placed in the top ten an impressive nickname, The Mayor. Danny is a rarity in the sport of duck callingten times, nine of which were consecutive!In 2009 and 2012 he won the in that he has made Judging contests his specialty. Danny has judgedSenior Worlds Champion Duck Calling Contest.contests in all flyways but the Atlantic, including serving as a judge in Charles has been a guide for the last thirty-one years in the Jonesboro, the 2016 Wings Over the Prairie Festival. Danny is grateful to offer hisArkansas, area, first as a partner in KC Guide Service and, more recently, experience and passion for competitive duck calling to the 2021 Wingsthrough Northeast Arkansas Outfitters.Over the Prairie Festival.Charles enjoys mentoring new duck callers, and has cheered many of Specialty - Judging Competitive Duck Calling Contests them through state and regional contest victories and on to the World CallingContest.Heenjoysrunningyouthduckcallingclinicsand Keith is a country lawyer in his nativecontinues to encourage young callers to love duck calling for sport and Scott County, Missouri where he jugglesfor competition.his professional life with his passion forDuck Calling Titleswaterfowling. A3-timefinalistinthe Senior Worlds Champion2009, 2012Worlds Champion Duck Calling Contest Worlds Champion 2nd place winner;Qualifier 25 consecutive yearsand duck call maker, Keith has dedicated his life to the sport of duck calling. KeithPlaced in top ten for 10 ten years (nine consecutive)hashadextensiveexperienceoverthe past 25 years competing in and judging calling contests all over the United States.JohnisPresident/OwnerofRNTCalls. Keith considers it a great privilege andBorn and raised in Stuttgart, Arkansas, he KEITH ALLEN honor to have been asked to participategrew up hunting ducks and geese from an in his 3rd Wings Over the Prairie Festival. early age. This strong interest in hunting Duck Calling Titles quickly sparked an interest in duck callsThree time Worlds Champion finalist and their history. His grandmother gave him some of his grandfathersold calls at age 8, which ignited his strong passion TerryHortongrewupinDeweitt,forDuckCallsandCollecting.Atage Arkansas. At the early age of 9 he shot his11hebegancallinglessonsfromlocal first mallard with his dad in a rice field inlegendary callmaker Butch Richenback. Ethel, Arkansas. That moment stood outJOHN STEPHENS He soon found himself helping Butch in in his life and created the desire, passionhis shop making calls. After graduating andwondermentforthemigrationoffrom Stuttgart High School he went on mallards each fall. He acquired the skilltoearnadegreeinlandscapearchitecturefromMississippiState and ability to work ducks at a very earlyUniversity, a field in which he worked for a short while; however, his age. fondness of duck hunting, competitive duck calling and call building In 1981, at the encouragement of Mrs.brought him home. John was the youngest to ever qualify for the Worlds Sophie Majors, he entered to Chick MajorsChampion Duck Calling Contest at the age of 13 under the tutelage of TERRY HORTON Memorial Duck Calling Contest. He camethe late Butch Richenback, founder of Rich-N-Tone Duck Calls. After his in third place that year, but experienced afirst time of competing in the Worlds Champion, John went on to win the whole new aspect of the waterfowl world.Worlds Champion its maximum of 3 times in 1995, 1998 and 2005 while Butch Richenback become his tutor and mentor in 1984; where placednever finishing outside the top 5 from 1994-2005. In 2015 he won the thirdintheArkansasStateDuckCallingContest.Hecompetedforcoveted Champion of Champions which is held only once every 5 years several years winning the Arkansas State Duck Calling Contest in 1990. and only open to past Worlds Champions, culminating his competitive Terry has worked at Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance for 27 years.career. In April of 1999 John bought Rich-N-Tone Calls, Inc. and in 2016 He spent the first six years as an agent in Prairie County. He is currently,he followed his life long dream of starting his own Handmade Custom and has been, the Agency Manager in Jefferson County, Arkansas forCall Line under the RNT Umbrella as J.Stephens Custom Crafted Calls. the last 21 years. Terry has been married for 34 years to his high schoolHe is married to his wife Angie Stephens for 26 years and has a 22 year sweetheart, Tina Peebles Horton. They have 3 children, Mackenzie (24),old son, Reece attending Mississippi State University and 19 year old Buck (18), and Caitlin who went to be with the Lord at the age of 25. Theydaughter Riley attending New York University.attend Family Church in White Hall, Arkansas. Duck Calling TitlesTerry is sponsored by Hevi Shot Ammunition and Buck Forage Oats. Worlds Champion1995, 1998, 2005The Hortons enjoy hunting and filming all kinds of hunts each fall.Champion of Champions2015But when Thanksgiving week rolls around, their attention turns to the migrated mallards that visit the Grand Prairie.Duck Calling TitlesArkansas State Champion 2005 [judges continued on page 36]Two time Worlds Champion QualifierStuttgart Official Sportsmans Guide 2021 35'