I met the boogie man once, and now he has bad dreams. What does FBI stand for anyway, Fools Bickering on the Internet ? I'm still around and I keep tabs on you critter getters from time to time, but like Frank says I'm awful busy makin box calls and doin seminars this spring. I would like to thank all the fellas from T&TH who stopped by the booth to say hello, and especially Brian Lovett who made a verbal committment to hold the forum to a higher level of etiquette. I would like to take this oppurtunity to say thanks to Trkycmdr for the phone call last month. It takes a wise man to make ammends to another, when mistakes have been made. We all make them from time to time, and I'm no exception. For those of you who didn't show up at the booth, I hope you found what you were lookin for. I didn't get to see no more than 3 aisles of exhibitors cause ever time I tried I got nervous and headed back to my calls. I guess I got issues.
The show was a huge success for HHCC, and I don't mean monetarily, although it was my best year at an convention . It actually paid for itself, rooms and dinners for all the prostaff. We were able to hand out a lot of calls to the young folks and meet a lot of really good people. The highlight of the show for myself was my son, Conner. He has acheived a milestone that many callmakers spend a lifetime working towards. He entered a box call in the decorative single piece natural wood division. He won the Blue Ribbon, 1st place in the Nation and I could'nt be any prouder of him than I am now. The real sweet part though is the men whom he was able to acheive success over, and I look at these men as some of the best at what they do. Bob Brenner finished 2nd and Gary Campanie finished 3rd. Congratulations to them on a good show. Conner doesn't fully comprenhend the accomplishment yet as he is only 16 but as more and more people congratulate him, I'm sure it will set in. I also would like to thank Whitt and Scott Bashore for their personal congrats to Conner. I purchased Bob and Garys callers for Conner so he would always have them to remind him of what a person can do through hard work and perseverance.
I asked the judges what set Conners caller apart from the others and there reply was the yelp and the finish inside the sound chamber. For those of you that don't think a decorative box call can replicate the sounds of a wild turkey, I guess you just need to try a Hoosier Hunter Custom decorative box call.
I would like to thank all our fine customers and those that had questions to ask. Also the real work was done by the prostaff, and if any of you seen the booth I want you to understand that it was all built and paid for by the prostaff of HHCC. They are the cream of the crop among prostaffers in this nation and I'll put them up against any other prostaff. They are the real backbone behind Hoosier Hunter Custom Calls, I'm just the callmaker. They are, Dale Smith,Dale Smith II, Jim Knight, Hunter Knight, Paul Stiers, Bryan Busse, Robert Hall, Alan Hall, Kevin Norris, Rick Taylor, Chris Fahl and callmaker Conner Leslie.
Also, special thanks to my friend Ray Mallory, an exceptional callmaker to whom I am happy to know. God bless you and your wife Ray.
I'll go back to makin calls now fellas, and leave you all to your debates about the unimportant things of life, unless of course your talking about God, Family,Relationships, Kids, and how you can come together and further the enjoyment of the outdoors for the benefit of others and not just yourselves.
GOOD LUCK, GOD BLESS, AND STAY SAFE!
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