Young children can learn the basics of duck calling by attending the Children's Duck Calling Classes sponsored by Riceland Foods each year at the Wings Over the Prairie Festival.
Classes begin at 10:00a.m. Friday,November 24, 2017, in front of the Main Stage. The classes are open to children between the ages of 4 and 8 years old. Children must bring their own duck call.
The Children's Duck Calling Classes are sponsored Riceland Foods and conducted by former World Champion Duck Caller Pat Peacock, and her sisters Dixie Holt and Brenda Cahill. The three women are the daughters of legendary duck call maker Chick Major , who was famous for the Dixie Mallard Duck Call.
The classes are held as a way to get young children interested in duck calling. For many, it's their first introduction to the sport.
Many of the children go on to become serious about duck calling and enroll in the Youth Duck Calling Clinic held in memory of Butch Richenback. The clinic is open to older children and includes several sessions.