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Dog Naming Contest - Win a Duck Call from DOA Game Calls!

dog-front-tan-bd03Up for grabs for the lucky winner is a wicked mallard duck call from DOA Game Calls. There is also an early entry bonus prize in the pot for the first 25 Refuge Rats that make a hunting dog name submission.

DOA Game Calls

Why DOA Game Calls you ask? Kevin Herbst and the crew at DOA have a long history of duck and goose hunting on public refuges and other lands. They are Refuge Rats indeed. If you are in the market for a new call, and hunt public lands or refuges, make sure and check out DOA Game Calls.

Name the Hunting Dog

As for the contest, you may have seen an illustration of a new hunting dog character floating around recently as we have been soliciting name ideas. This illustration is the first of several new charming public land duck and goose hunting characters you will see associated with the company.

We have received some good input so far, but have decided to up the ante and turn this quest into a formal hunting dog naming contest. Anything goes and we are looking for a solid dog name moving forward.

Contest Prizes

There are two prizes up for grabs. The first is a $25 gift certificate from Cabela's, and the winner will be drawn from the first 25 Refuge Rats that make a hunting dog name suggestion. The second prize, and ultimate winner will receive a killer mallard call from DOA Game Calls.

Contest Details

Though general comments can be made here, official hunting dog name suggestion entries should be made in the contests section in RatSkills.     RatSkills...

As you can see, this hunting dog has strong public refuge duck and goose hunting instincts, and comes from a family line of champion and field proven hunters. So put on your thinking caps and start suggesting dog names.

You have until November 15, 2011 - 11:59 PM, PST to enter. Date subject to change. Void where prohibited.

Good luck to all the Rats!

Comments (43)Add Comment
written by RatStaff, September 25, 2011

Prize
We'll be sharing what the prize is soon. Comes from a group that is definately Ratty!
written by RatStaff, September 25, 2011

Got a Guess?
Any Rats care to guess what it may be?
written by Riverdawg, October 06, 2011

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I also think "SCRATCH" is a good name for the Ol' Rat Dawg

written by dukslayer10, October 06, 2011

Dog Name
I believe the dogs name should be MOJO for all this is a duck hunting website
written by Fetchemup, October 07, 2011

dog name
I like the name Fisher
written by Kent, October 07, 2011

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PUD (Picks Up Ducks) should be the name of the dog
written by hunter shults, October 07, 2011

Dog naming contest
A lot of dogs are named drake, hunter, and other common names like that. I would go with Dakota, for the simple reason that it is a strong name, not used a lot, and that the name couldn't get confused with sounding like a command. Also the dakotas are known for waterfowl.
written by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , October 07, 2011

Dog Naming Contest
I like the name, "Remmy", after the great Remington 870 Shotgun.
written by Quack Nasty, October 07, 2011

Dog Name
Either Wingman, or Drake
written by Jonathan, October 08, 2011

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I like the name Shooter or Remmy or Nelli or Vinci.
written by Danite2001, October 08, 2011

Dog Name
Knott- Kean nose on the trail
written by Team.monti, October 11, 2011

Dog Name
Scout is my suggestion . . . have to do a lot of that on the public lands
written by duckhunter25, October 14, 2011

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D O G, yes put them together and it says dog, but when you say the letters as pronounced it is D O G, i just thought it was cool, sounds alright too in my opinion
written by duckhunter25, October 14, 2011

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oh yea one more thing about D O G, you have to say the letters fast and in order, thanks
written by Hardy776, October 20, 2011

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My three dogs names are Croc, Avery, and Milo. So thats my top 3.
written by Riverdawg, October 20, 2011

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Put me down for "TAR" Rat backwards.

~River
written by cafowler, October 21, 2011

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Sprig is my thought...

written by Ben45, October 24, 2011

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I like the name Gauge.
written by huntersteve, October 27, 2011

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I suggest Orion
written by Spoony Splasher74, October 27, 2011

Dog names
"Tick" One syllable. Short and sweet.
written by SpecialHazards1, October 30, 2011

Names
My dogs name is Scoter
written by fgreen04, November 02, 2011

Dog Names
Wendy and Lefty are mine, both Deutsch Drahthaars
written by bryanpthomson, November 02, 2011

Dog name
I really like Ruger, probably will be my next dogs name
written by jojo, November 02, 2011

dog name
how about goose as the name
written by rymacphail, November 03, 2011

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I like the name Jäger after my favorite drink after a Saturday hunt preppin for another spot war on the refuge:) as a matter of fact spot is a classic dog name as well lol. I also like the name preacher.
written by soggybottomboy, November 03, 2011

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I think the name should be scrat. yep if he is a rat dawg.
written by 5siouxhockey, November 04, 2011

Dog Name
Deke or Zeke get my vote, easy to yell :)
written by clarkbb08, November 04, 2011

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Briar is my favorite name for a waterfowl dog!
written by downs, November 04, 2011

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woody after wood ducks
written by shawn_c992001, November 05, 2011

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Mirage, since we don't know if the pup is male or female. Could be Bull after a "Bull Canvasback", Widget after a wigeon, Ruddy, Buff or Buffie.
written by HoosierHonkerNut, November 05, 2011

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I suggest Rusty.
written by doreydog781, November 13, 2011

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Definately looks like a "Migration" to me. My entry is ""Migration
written by charles hunter, November 15, 2011

Dog Name - Suggested
Drake. Good Name for a lab or chessie. Duck dogs need a strong name.

written by RatStaff, December 02, 2011

Hunting Dog Naming Contest Winner
Hey Rats,

After careful consideration, we have selected the grand prize winner of the Hunting Dog Naming Contest. There were a lot of great entries, and in the true spirit of a Rat, there was some outstanding creativity which we all know is often needed to successfully hunt public lands and refuges. We appreciate everyone's efforts.

Given that, one name stood above for several reasons, including the historical significance related to today's refuge system.

The winning entry was submitted by Quack_Kills with his recommendation of "Ding" which we also feel has a good ring to it, as in Ding the RatDog.

Again, thanks for everyone's participation, and we are sure Quack_Kills will enjoy his mallard call from DOA Game Calls. Quack_Kills has seven days from today to email us to make arrangements to collect his call.

Look for more contests and giveaways in the future, some of which are currently underway.
written by 2evagleh, December 02, 2011

Michigan Mallard Slayer
Copper was the best dog ive ever had.
written by ShadowSBE, December 12, 2011

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I like the name "Bailey" on a brown dog......for the Irish Creme
written by jameya2, December 14, 2011

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how about DOWNER
written by ljg1972, December 15, 2011

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Thor is a powerful name
written by biggins, December 16, 2011

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dee oh gee
written by dukplukr, December 29, 2011

Duck Dog Name
As a longtime trainer and judge of UKC Hunting Retriever Tests I suggest the name of "NEVA" as in when a handler comes off the line mumbling "My dawg neva done that before"
written by Joushua, December 30, 2011

dog name
Riley is a good name
written by Jake Netterville, November 06, 2012

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Chester fo Winchester
written by Dinger69, December 08, 2012

Dog Name
Benelli and call him Benni for short.

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