Jon Paul Moody - Buchanan, TN
In 2001, Jon Paul Moody of Harvest Outdoor Ministries traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, and won the Hunter Division World Championship of the NRA Great American Game Calling Challenge. This contest has been called "the Super Bowl of Game Calling." Contestants are required to call seven different species consisting of Canada goose, wild turkey, barred owl, elk, mallard duck, whitetail deer, and coyote/predator. Callers are required to perform a ninety-second calling routine in all seven species. This contest is the only one of its kind. Contestants were judged on control, realism accuracy, volume, and creativity. In 2005 Jon Paul and his calling partner Mark Prudhomme won the NRA Great American Game Calling Challenge World Championship in the Team Calling Division. Most recently, Jon Paul was crowned the 2008 World Predator Calling Champion. The two-day calling event consisted of two divisions (Distress and Coyote Vocalizations), which were preliminary rounds for the World Title. Moody placed 2nd in the Distress Division and 4th in Coyote Vocalization, earning him enough points to compete in the championship round. At the end of the second day of competition, Moody was awarded title of the "Best Predator Caller in the World". Jon Paul is executive director of Covenant Ranch in Buchanan TN, home of SonRise Adventures Youth Sportsman and Bowhunter Camps. These camps are designed to help young sportsmen develop hunting, fishing, and outdoor skills while encouraging their walk with the Lord. SonRise Adventures Youth Sportsman Camps has grown in popularity to become the premier camp of its kind in the Country. Moody is also founder and president of Harvest Outdoor Ministries, a ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the platform of hunting and the outdoors. He provides entertainment and a spiritual challenge for "Wild Game Suppers," and sportsman seminars. Crowds enjoy the team's video footage and fascinating calling demonstrations.