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Programs Contests Rat Naming Contest - Win a Call from Watkins Duck Calls!

Rat Naming Contest - Win a Call from Watkins Duck Calls!

rat-thumbs-up-bd01The ultimate winner will receive a custom mallard duck call from Watkins Duck Calls in acrylic or stabilized wood. There is also an early entry bonus prize in the pot for the first 25 Refuge Rats that make a rat name submission.

Watkins Duck Calls

Brian Watkins has been duck and goose hunting on the public waters of Chesapeake Bay for about 30 years which requires a great deal of effort and preparation on the part of the hunter. Virginia has an elaborate set of public goose and duck hunting laws which are complicated, but anybody that hunts public lands, refuges, or waters knows that though the amount of effort required to be successful can be great, it just makes the good days that much sweeter. Give Watkins Duck Calls a holler if you hunt public lands, waters, or refuges, and are looking for a new duck call.

Name the Rat

As for the contest, you may have seen an illustration of a new rat character floating around recently as we have been soliciting name ideas. This illustration is one 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 rat naming contest. Anything goes and we are looking for a solid rat 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 rat name suggestion. The second prize, and ultimate winner will receive a killer mallard call from Watkins Duck Calls. Your choice of acrylic or stabilized wood from either Brian Watkins' inventory, or custom built to your liking! Brian Watkins, owner of Watkins Duck Calls, is also throwing in a Watkins Duck Calls t-shirt for the lucky winner.

Contest Details

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

So put on your thinking caps and start suggesting rat names.

You have until March 2, 2012 - 11:59 PM, PST to enter. Date subject to change. Void where prohibited.

Good luck to all the Rats!

Comments (46)Add Comment
written by ShadowSBE, December 12, 2011

Rate name "Teak"
written by br305007, December 12, 2011

hupula the rat HU nt PU blic LAnd
written by Master Chief, December 12, 2011

That's "Ronnie the Rat"
written by oatsie, December 12, 2011

I would suggest "Gonzo" the Rat.
written by GaryG3, December 12, 2011

How about "Deke" the rat.
written by Jpurdum, December 12, 2011

Rat name should be " Reed "
written by kbcougs33, December 12, 2011

mojo the rat
written by jamez1999, December 12, 2011

Obvioulsy, thats Drake the Rat...
written by Clay Whittaker, December 13, 2011

"Ricky" the Rat
written by gvv 4, December 13, 2011

How about "Skybuster"?...seems appropriate for a rat!!!
written by jameya2, December 14, 2011

how about, DEAD RAT Perfect name for a rat.
written by temcallister1, December 19, 2011

I believe the rat should be named Roger.
written by ducknut68, December 19, 2011

Ruffus the rat.
written by The Spank, December 20, 2011

I think the name should be WAK'D RAT
written by Pdpwee, December 20, 2011

Rat name contest.
I think a good name for the rat, should be "Swampy" the river rat.
written by hunt2labs, December 20, 2011

Rat name
How about Ratatouille!
written by zink15, December 22, 2011

The Quack Rat
written by duckaholic80, December 22, 2011

Ref "The Fuge" Rat
written by DWLindley3, December 23, 2011

rat name
Jeane Claude van "RAT"

written by kirk salvatore, December 27, 2011

missed again !!
the rats name should be (missbanded) the rat
written by Cold Feet, December 27, 2011

Rafe U. Grat Or just "Rafe"
written by Ibewfink22, December 27, 2011

Rat name contest
Name it "Rat Fink"
written by Brian S., December 27, 2011

Avid Oklahoma Duck Hunter
I believe his name should be "Teal, the Refuge Rat"
written by bowtech, December 30, 2011

hit em hard
how about Flyway the rat
written by Joushua, December 30, 2011

Rat Name Ramo
written by stackem up, December 31, 2011

rat name
"Refuge", the rat.
written by Troy R, January 02, 2012

Refuge Rat Reggie
written by trackmyer, January 02, 2012

written by br305007, January 04, 2012

what about duck slayer the rat
written by cafowler, January 09, 2012

Tweak... Sounds good...
written by zink15, January 17, 2012

Jack the Quack Rat

written by zink15, January 17, 2012

or j-bone from the brotherhood of the birdband collector
written by stickbowaterfowler, January 27, 2012

rats name
how about "Muddy Waters" for the name of the rat.
written by acummings70, January 28, 2012

Rat Name
"Levee" the Refuge Rat
written by gvv 4, January 30, 2012

How about "Tule"?
written by gvv 4, January 30, 2012

"Musk" Rat!
written by gravedigger, February 05, 2012

Digger the Rat
written by Shawn, February 07, 2012

Ruddy Rat
perfect name is Ruddy rat
written by emjaybea, February 09, 2012

What happened?
Where were all the migrating birds at on the Pacific Flyway?
written by QuackQuack_Boom, February 22, 2012

How bout "Toofie"
written by fgreen04, February 26, 2012

written by tomno33, February 27, 2012

Rat name
Rattus R. Fuge
written by Joser, March 08, 2012

Randy the Refuge Rat
written by Fowlmouth, May 26, 2012

Tin Can Rat
Tail Spin
RC (reality check)
Hole Myster
written by Jake, November 06, 2012

Pecan Island hunting
Roger the Refuge Rat
written by Fowlplayfrank, December 27, 2013

Raspy the Rat

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