John Williams - Kirksville, MO


John Williams currently resides in Kirksvill, MO. John is the oldest member of the Flambeau Outdoors Gold staff, as well as, Drury Outdoors Team. He has enjoyed Hunting and the Outdoors for more than fifty years. He has been married to Vicky for 42 years. Tanya, his oldest daughter hunts Whitetail Deer with him. His youngest daughter Amy enjoys the outdoors, but does not hunt. John loves his family but says, Grandchildren take all this to a new level. Since retiring John has been employed with Drury Outdoors as their hunting farm Manager. His love for the Outdoors goes hand and hand with his second Career. When he isn't working for Mark and Terry, or working on his own farm, he is hunting or filming. He also attends his grand children's athletic and school activities. John enjoys all types of game calling. His favorite is friction turkey calling. He has competed in many turkey calling contests in years past. He won the Grand National All Game Calling Championship in 1990. This contest consisted of imitating several species of game-turkey, elk, predator, owl, duck, goose and deer. He has also won ten turkey calling state championships in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. He has had several top five finishes in the U.S. Open Friction Calling Contest. He judged the NWTF Grand National Friction calling contest in 2010. He will also be a judge at the Grand Nationals in 2011. He also coaches his grandson Zach with turkey calling. At sixteen Zach is the past Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and National Junior Turkey calling Champion. Grandpa John builds all of Zach's competition friction and mouth calls. Zach has been featured on twelve Drury Outdoors hunting videos. Zach was filmed in the spring of 2010 harvesting his twelfth adult Gobbler. He has also been filmed harvesting ten mature Whitetail bucks. Including a 170 in giant in November 2008. Zach started hunting at age eight. He has been going with John since age three. John's future goals[with Zach's help] are to continue working with Ashley, and start Andrew, and Addison enjoying hunting and the outdoors . Andrew at age six harvested his first buck this fall. Look for this on one of the 2011 Drury Outdoors videos. John is also helping Andrew with turkey calling. Andrew will attempt to harvest his first adult gobbler this spring turkey season. "The most fun I have ever had in the hunting woods was helping my grandchildren enjoy the outdoors." -John