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Eli Haydel

Eli HaydelEli Haydel was born and raised in southern Louisiana “Cajun Country”, and he began hunting and fishing at a very early age.  Waterfowl hunting has always been Eli’s favorite sport, and in 1975, he won both the “Louisiana State” and the “Texas Regional Open”, which qualified him to compete in the “World Duck Calling Contest”.

In 1981 Eli started his own call company, Haydel Game Calls, which is now a leader and innovator of many new products.  He is depicted as a champion caller in Shreveport, Louisiana’s “Sports Hall of Fame” and he has also been inducted and recognized for his musical ability in Lafayette’s “Louisiana Hall of Fame for Entertainers”.  In 1999 he was inducted into the “Louisiana Sportsmen’s Hall of Fame’.