With a consistent performance through three rounds of competition, Charles “Slade” Norfleet of Luling won the Intermediate division of the 38th Annual State Duck and Goose Calling Contest. In the intermediate (14-16 years of age) duck calling division, Charles “Slade” Norfleet of Luling placed 1st for the second year in a row, followed by Matthew Laprarie of Deville in 2nd and Thomas Roy of Lafayette in 3rd. Norfleet was the junior Division Champ in 2004 and 2003.
Norfleet is eligible to represent Louisiana in the intermediate division at the World Duck Calling Contest held in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
The state competitiont is hosted by the Gueydan Duck Festival Association in cooperation with the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.
The top 3 finishers in each division received plaques and the winners will receive state champion jackets. All registered contestants were eligible for drawings for numerous prizes donated by contest sponsors and supporters, including 2 beautiful Baretta Ambassador Xtra automatic shotguns in 12 and 20 gauge.
The contest was held at the Gueydan Civic Center in conjunction with the 30th Annual Gueydan Duck Festival.