Illinoisan wins World goose calling event

November 17, 2008 at 01:20 PM

EASTON, Md. (AP)—Wade Walling of Romeoville, Ill., scored a total of 785 points to win the World Goose Calling Championship last weekend.

Walling called his victory “probably the most unbelievable experience I’ve ever felt.”

His calling skills earned $10,000 in prize money, a trophy, gift certificates and outdoor merchandise.

Walling says his grandfather gave him his first call when he was in grade school, and he’s been practicing ever since.

The World Goose Calling Championship was held at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md., over the weekend.