In perhaps the quirkiest edition of Amazing America with Sarah Palin, viewers were treated to a night of ducks and bulls. The show was nowhere near Anaheim or Chicago, however. Instead Palin’s posse headed to Arkansas and Texas for some wild events.
“In America we work hard, but when the work day is done we like to play just as hard,” Palin said. “In this great nation we’re free to pursue a variety of hobbies and interests that we’re passionate about and feed our creativity and sense of fun.”
Fun was the name of the game in the first segment. Field host Jerry Carroll headed to Stuttgart, Arkansas, the duck capital of the world for an event Palin called “spec-quack-ular.” She got it right. Duck callers competed for big bucks while thousands descended to watch the event and celebrate with the locals.
Carroll, despite having a hard time pronouncing Stuttgart, had a blast at the duck calling championships. He met numerous contestants including 11-year old junior hopeful Miles Bond. Carroll also hobnobbed with those peddling their duck callers. Outfits on hand included Timber Boss Duck Calls, Hayes Calls, and WTF (We Talk Fowl). Palin must’ve appreciated that one since she’s used the WTF acronym in a Facebook post or two over the years.
Although a lot of fun, make no mistake… duck calls have an important purpose. “Duck hunters are heroes and champions of conservation of our wetlands and the wildlife that reside there,” said Palin.