Donald and Daffy weren't there. But there were plenty of quacks, made by everyone from the pros to the hacks.
Dressed in hunting jackets and caps, 20 competitors from five states gathered Saturday in the parking lot of a Portage, Ind., plumbing company for the Indiana Duck Calling Championship.Topping everyone taking a crack at the state title was Kyle Fleming, 33, a steel mill supervisor from Valparaiso. He came in first with the five judges with his 90-second routine of duck calls, and will advance to the world championships in Stuttgart, Ark.
"We're imagining that we're in a duck blind with the caller as he simulates certain duck calls," said Jerry Trueblood, a judge from Detroit. "We're looking for a smooth flow and an even sequence of calls."