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Hunter Albea
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Hunting Specialization: Turkey/Waterfowl

My name is Hunter Albea and I was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina; however I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA where I work full time as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. I grew up hunting waterfowl with my dad and was later introduced to turkey hunting by a good friend. Since then I've been fortunate to share some memorable hunts with friends and family, and I enjoy sharing my passion and experiences with new and young hunters. Putting ducks over the decoys and the sound of a gobbler firing up at daybreak are things that will never get old and is something I look forward to every year!

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Jake Anthony
Location: McChord AFB, WA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Born and raised in Pennsylvania. I was introduced to waterfowl around the age of eleven through the marshes, small ponds, the Great Lakes, dry corn fields and the occasional flooded timber hole. Ever since I dropped my very first mallard I've had the bug for it. Since then, I've done everything possible to be best I can at it. After I enlisted in the United States Army in 2016, I left for Washington State which is where I reside now with my Wife Sydney. Living in Washington has opened my eyes to a lot of things. It has definitely made me a smarter, better hunter and taught me things that I'll carry for the rest of my life. I've had to learn to hunt with the tide shifts. I've come across flooded corn fields and tons of other things I just never thought I'd see in my entire life. Later on I plan to travel a lot more to hunt different places across the country. When I'm released from the Army, my wife and I will be moving back East to Tennessee to work a job I have waiting for me and hopefully hunt a lot more than I do now. I hope to keep moving in the direction I am now with more photography and videography to share my experiences with everyone I can.

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Kurt Boyd
Location: La Grande, OR
Hunting Specialization: Watrefowl/turkey

Kurt is 20 years old and was raised in the beautiful North Eastern Oregon, which is home to some of the best hunting, fishing and beautiful views in Oregon. North Eastern Oregon is an extremely beautiful place to harvest any trophy and Kurt loves spending time in the outdoors in his area. In the spring and summer time you will find Kurt chasing Rio Grandes and fly fishing Oregon, Idaho and Washington with Generation Wild. Generation Wild is a non profit organization with a educational club structure for kids to get outside and spend time in the outdoors. After summer fall comes and Kurt will be chasing big bulls and mule deer in the Blues and whitetails in the Washington section of the Blue Mountains. His favorite time of the year is winter because fly fishing for steelhead on the the very popular Grande Ronde and Wallowa River begins to heat up and chasing mallards and large honkers in the valley is an absolute blast. He started out tagging along on hunts with his brother when he was 6, but once he could get his hands on a gun he was out in the duck blind every weekend. Since then Kurt has been scouting and chasing waterfowl 365 days a year. Some people say it's unhealthy to be addicted to something but those people haven't witnessed bright orange feet during a January thaw. Kurt works full time and is also a full time student attending Walla Walla Community College studying Fisheries and Watershed Ecology. After Walla Walla he plans to transfer to a four year school and go forward with both Fisheries and Watershed Ecology.

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Rodney Breeding
Location: Dayton, TN
Hunting Specialization: Turkey

I am from a small town located on the banks of the Tennessee River located in Southeast Tennessee. I grew up fishing and small game hunting with my grandfather and father which ingrained my passion for the outdoors. As a result, I pursued and received a bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management with a minor in Forestry from the University of Tennessee and became a Conservationist for a living. During my time in college I was introduced to big game hunting by friends and more importantly, turkey hunting. I still remember my first morning sitting at the bottom of a ridge next to a field and hearing the thunder of gobbles across the ridge as light came upon us. I was forever hooked from that moment and always look forward to spring turkey hunting! Other than turkey hunting in the spring, you can find me on the lake fishing for bass and crappie, deer hunting in the fall, and on the occasional duck or crane hunt in the winter. I enjoy sharing my outdoor experiences with others and look forward to introducing my son and daughter in the coming years!

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Austin Brown
Location: Russellville, AR
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl/Turkey

Greentimber and turkey hunting.

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Andrew Carver
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Small town Southern Michigan born and raised. Shooting sports enthusiast including skeet, trap, sporting clays, waterfowl hunting, upland hunting, and of course pigeon hunting. Married to my best friend and shooting partner 3/17/18. What I enjoy most about shooting sports is the people I meet. I have met some awesome people in this sport and had a lot of great hunts with them. I love meeting new shooters like me and I encourage everyone to do the same. Please reach out to me if you want to do some hunting in Southern Michigan.

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Ben Cole
Location: Boaz, AL
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I was raised in a small town in North Alabama, where I was taught by my dad how to hunt. Little did we know that the lessons learned would turn into a lifestyle of chasing fowl. To date I have harvested 29 of the 41 Waterfowl species in the United States and hope to complete the slam in the next few years!

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Lucas Cornish
Location: West Valley City, UT
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I am 28 and was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. I spend most of my free time with my family pursuing all sorts of adventures in Utah's great outdoors. My love for waterfowl hunting started at age 12 on my first youth duck hunt where I shot 50 shells for 6 ducks. By the time I was 21 my wallet had good reason to hate my guts because I was completely addicted" to chasing waterfowl. They say you'll never forget your first duck band and for me that couldn't be more true. My first duck band showed up in 2013 attached to a Drake Northern Shoveler that I harvested to complete my first limit of the season; to say I was surprised is an understatement. In 2015 I was introduced to my girlfriend Erin and she introduced me to a 7 month old chocolate lab named Nash; together they have forever changed my life. Now the most fulfilling part of any hunt is watching Nash as he plunges through even the worst conditions to deliver birds to hand. Since I was introduced to hunting at such a young age I feel that it is important to pay that back. In Utah the annual youth duck hunt takes place 2 weeks before the normal season opener and it is by far the funnest and most rewarding hunt of the year. If you take the time to take a youth hunting you just might change his or her life forever. I can't wait for the day that Erin and I get to take our son on his first hunts. The secret to being successful in waterfowl hunting is and will always be the location. You have to go where the birds are and you have to shoot straight. "

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Roland Cortez
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Hello my Name is Roland Cortez I was born and raised in the swamps and Marshs of South Louisiana in a little town Called Thibodaux , Louisiana When not chasing waterfowl I do construction work And Chase Redfish and Bass in the interior marshes durning the fall I like to hunt squirrels and Rabbits but when the Air turns cool and comes from the North you can find me in duck blind chasing my passion and obsession Ducks and Geese in Louisiana and Arkansas I've been a Waterfowl Guide for over 20 years Mallards and Specklebelly are my Speciality I've also competed in worlds Duck Calling contest a few times in Stuttgart Arkansas. Waterfowl hunting is my passion and my obsession The season nevers ends I true love being in the outdoor industry it's been good too me

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Thomas Crumley
Location: Jackson, SC
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Thomas Crumley I am a student at Clemson University where I am studying packaging science. I grew up in the small town of Jackson, South Carolina where I was taught how to praise God and hunt game. Waterfowl hunting is my passion but I enjoying hunting anything I can experience with my friends and family. I like to introduce people to hunting and see the look on their face when a duck drops from the sky right into the spread for the perfect shot or a giant buck points steps out broadside. I hope I get to share that experience with many more people in the hunting industry.

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Jacob Cunningham
Location: McKenzie, TN
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl and Turkey

Hi my name is Jacob Cunningham and I was born and raised in rural West Tennessee. I am an assistant manager of an agricultural cooperative. I've been hunting since I was twelve years old and there is nothing I'd rather be doing. I most enjoy taking my younger brothers and trying to teach them as much as possible,but they usually end up teaching me more. Hunts with them and my beautiful wife are by far the best memories made. I hope to continue to grow my knowledge and passion for the outdoors on a daily basis, and try my best to teach the next generation of sportsmen.

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Kendall Dosch
Location: Aberdeen, SD
Hunting Specialization: waterfowl

Hi I'm Kendall Dosch. I'm from Aberdeen, South Dakota in the heart of waterfowl territory up here. I'm 22 years old and just out of college. I've worked in the Ag Industry with a larger cooperative in our region since i was 19. Ever since I was young I loved to hunt; deer, pheasants, coyotes, foxes, if it was around I'd go after it. My obession for waterfowl started when a big flood came and I would sit in our stock damn to shoot ducks. As highschool and college went on, a few friends and I started buying a decoy spread and trailers and have hunted hard whenever we could. The passion and obsession even led to us starting up a small duck call business where we make and use our own calls. We have used Patternmaster for quite a while now, there is a night and day difference between a gun with a choke tube on vs one without. We love the killing power of them, the fewer cripples the better in my opinion.

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Josh Doster
Location: Power Springs, GA
Hunting Specialization: Turkey

Josh Doster lives in Powder Springs, Georgia with his lovely wife Katie, son Luke and yellow lab Nelli. He works for a General Contractor as a Project Manager on projects in and around the Atlanta metro area. Josh enjoys spending as much of his free time as possible in the outdoors with family and friends. In the springtime, he can be found chasing gobbling turkeys around the southeast. When summertime comes, his focus changes to fly fishing and time spent on the water. During the fall and winter months, his focus shifts to chasing waterfowl.

Josh grew up fishing with his parents in ponds and lakes in Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Family trips during school breaks were planned in pursuit of the best fishing opportunities. It was during this time that he developed his passion for spending time in God's creation. During college, he discovered the addiction of turkey hunting from his college roommate. He can still remember their setup on a ridgetop where he heard his first turkey gobble. Several years later, he developed an obsession with duck hunting and training his lab Nelli.

Josh enjoys discussing hunting and fishing and wants to pass his enjoyment of the outdoors to others. He looks forward to future days afield when he can share these passions with his young son.

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Mike Hanson
Location: Aurora, OR
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Mike Hanson. I've grown up hunting waterfowl in the Pacific Northwest for the past 35 years. I own and operate a large wholesale nursery in the Willamette valley with my wife and three kids. Owning my own business affords me more time in the field chasing my passion, waterfowl. Spring is spent chasing turkeys and summer is spent running dogs and getting ready for fall. I've been using Patternmaster for several years and can't wait to see what the future has in store.

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Kaden Hartman
Location: Wellsville, UT
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My grandpa took me duck hunting for the very first time when I was 12 or 13 years old. From that moment on it was all over, I will never forget the whistle of the ducks wings as they buzz overhead, The smell of burnt powder or the ear to ear grin after finally folding my first duck. Now a days from October to January I can be found in the marsh more often than not. Whether we are setting up full bodies in a cut corn field waiting for geese, throwing diver lines, or chasing puddle ducks it's doesn't matter, I still feel like a little kid every single time. It's really not just a hobby or a pass time anymore it's become a part of who I am. And I am very excited to be affiliated with a group of people and company that share the same passion.

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Timothy Haskett
Location: Pocatello, ID
Hunting Specialization: predator, waterfowl

As a Native American from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, I have had the opportunity grow up living a subsistence lifestyle and growing up on the Reservation me and my family thrived on a wide variety of game ranging from ducks, rabbit, and marmot to deer, elk and moose. At a young age I was thought our customs and traditions and stewardship and care for the land is of the utmost. Now I am a student at Idaho State University. I tan hides into buckskin and trap and hunt coyotes in order pay for college tuition. With the introduction, and effectiveness of electronic calls, coyotes are coming in harder and faster, I needed to use a shotgun to take them down at close range and Patternmaster allows for fast and clean kill.

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Ron Hunter
Location: Sweet Springs, MO
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Growing up in the country as a kid in mid Missouri left me with few options to take up my time. I fell in love with hunting at an early age from the first time my dad took me hunting and never looked back. I’m still and avid bowhunter as well as turkey, upland birds, and predators. My main focus has switched to waterfowl. My career in the heavy equipment field often leaves me a fair amount of time to hunt in the winter months and gives me a chance to do what I love and that’s chase waterfowl anywhere they lead me! When I’m not hunting I enjoy fishing camping and spending time with family and friends and my dogs.

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Luke Hutson
Location: Memphis, TN
Hunting Specialization: Specklebelly/Duck

Born and raised in Arkansas. Grew up duck hunting with my dad in Humnoke AR. Now live in Memphis TN and guide at Buckshot Duck Lodge for ducks and geese specifically Specklebelly geese. I love the outdoors and the experiences I?t brings with I?t.

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Blaine Ingram
Location: lewisville, TX
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Blaine was raised in south Texas around San Antonio, where his passion for the outdoors developed. He started duck hunting in the Pineywoods while attending college and graduated from The Univeristy of North Texas in 2010 and resides in DFW. Blaine is currently with RedLeg Outfitters out of Paris, Tx

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Andrew Kanik
Location: McLeansboro, IL
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I grew up going turkey hunting and bird hunting with my grandpa around our farm in Southern Illinois in my younger years. As I grew up I got involved in other hobbies that didn’t allow me to go with him as much, my junior year of high school I was invited to Canada goose hunt with some older guys I knew, from then I was hooked on honkers. I started hunting small farm ponds around home. Soon after I learned to call and began traveling around the southern part of the state with my close buddies chasing ducks and geese. College brought new places and states to hunt in as well with friends I made there. I still try to turkey hunt with my grandpa when he feels like going and I enjoy that time but nothing gets me quite as excited a morning of waterfowl season with my buddies running through the water in a boat at 4 am, setting the spread and watching retrievers picking up our birds. In the off season I enjoy the time I spend with my two retrievers gearing them toward the next season.

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Bronson Lasley
Location: Penngrove, CA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Bronson Lasley and I’m from Northern California. I specialize in hunting waterfowl but will occasionally chase upland and turkeys. I enjoy pursuing mallards, pintails and specklebelly geese in natural habitat and grain fields. Nothing gets my adrenaline pumping like mallards cupped up to the decoys or specks circling and yodeling over head. I have hunted all over the Central Valley. In 2016 I went to Stuttgart Arkansas and placed 4th in the World Junior Duck Calling Contest. I have blown in various calling contests all over California. I enjoy helping kids and others to learn how to blow a duck and goose call.

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Greg Lewis
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Greg Lewis. Im 21 years old and was born and raised in central wisconsin. I grew up hunting, fishing and spending as much time as i could in the outdoors. My love for waterfowl hunting began at a young age, and i credit my family with encouraging my passion from then to now. I spend much of the year doing things that revolve around my passion for waterfowl hunting. From traveling, exploring new areas to hunt and scouting my spots where i plan to make'em drop. I love hunting waterfowl anywhere, weather it be in a cut corn field or on a big lake or river. But nothing will beat hunting over water to me. Especially later in the season, breaking open your hole in the ice when everything is froze up. Waterfowl hunting is what i live for. I love seeing those birds cupped up with their feet out landing in your spread after all the time and hard work it took to get to that point. Its literally on my mind all the time and cant get enough of it.

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Jeremy Mayard
Location: Cypress, TX
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I grew up in Lake Charles, LA and graduated from Louisiana State University. While there, I earned a degree in Science with a concentration in Athletic Training. During my time at LSU, I worked with both the LSU baseball and football teams. After graduating college, I worked with the New Orleans Saints. I currently live in Cypress, TX with my wonderful wife, Allie, and work for Cypress Falls High School as a Football and Track coach and Health Science teacher. Hunting has always been a passion of mine that I've held dear throughout my life. Growing up in southwest Louisiana offered an abundance of places to hunt and fish. My dad and grandpa took me on my first hunt when I was 5 years old. Even though I was only able to shoot a BB gun, I quickly became hooked. My high school and college years were spent hunting the marshes and rice fields in Louisiana. My dad and grandpa taught me all about hunting traditions and heritage. Looking back, hunting has definitely shaped part of who I am today. Waterfowl hunting is enjoyable and fun whether you fill your limit, or skunk for the day. The fellowship and bonding with family and friends through unique experiences in the field keeps me coming back year after year. Another reason I make time to hunt are my black labs Duke and Eleanor. I take great pride in building a strong relationship of trust and love with them every day. Watching them look up at the sky in search of the next flock of birds brings a huge smile to my face. I've never believed in a more honest statement than "a dog is a man's best friend".

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Tyrel Moffitt
Location: Dodge City, KS
Hunting Specialization: Predators

I grew up hunting predators, upland game, deer, and waterfowl in Southwest Kansas I called in and killed my first coyote when I was 12 and have been calling ever since.

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Miles Montgomery
Location: Little Rock, AR
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I am 17 years old and I am from Little Rock, Arkansas and I started duck hunting around the age of 10. I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to waterfowl hunting in Arkansas. I’ve been addicted to duck and goose hunting ever since I went for the first time. During waterfowl season I spend my time duck and Goose hunting with my buddies whether it’s in a flooded rice field or a flooded timber hole along the white river. When duck season isn’t in session I spend my time playing baseball and fishing with my buddies.

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Gen Murofushi
Location: Spring Valley, CA
Hunting Specialization: Turkey, waterfowl, upland game, big game

My name is Gen Murofushi. I was born and raised in rural Japan and moved to the US and began hunting as a early teen. I have specialized in turkey hunting for a little over 25 years. I work as a Law Enforcement Officer in Southern California and spend my days off hunting with my children, mentoring and educating new youth hunters, training and working hunting dogs, and just enjoying God' magnificent creations. I participate in NWTF events such as JAKES and youth turkey hunts as a mentor. I love teaching new hunters on turkey calling and turkey hunting. I spend all year hunting various game such as big game, waterfowl, predators, upland game, and especially Rio grande turkeys in the mountains of Southern California. Apart from hunting I am also a avid fisherman. It is a blessing to be able to have this opportunity to work as a field staff member for Pattern Master.

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Capt. John Olejnik
Location: Manville, NJ
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit about me. My name is John Olejnik I was born and raised in central NJ. Started off at an early age being introduced to Hunting and fishing from my father who was very passionate about spending time in the outdoors with his kids. To this day I still persue the same activities as my father lead me to enjoy. I have hunted waterfowl from the Atlantic ocean all the way to the Arkansas timber. I currently own and operate my own guide service The River Rats Waterfowl Hunting for Sea Ducks, Brant and Divers. I currently hold my USCG 100Ton Master captains License with many endorsements. Check us out on Social media as well. "I'm not a player, I just duck alot"

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Cody Otto
Location: Nicollet, MN
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Born and raised in southern Minnesota, on some of the best duck hunting flyways in the Midwest. I grew up duck hunting, starting at the age of 10 spending many mornings in the blind with my favorite mentors, some of which have been inducted in the Minnesota waterfowl hall of fame. Quality sportsmanship and hunting ethics have been some of the most important things instilled in me by these men. From the moment I watched a flock cup into a spread that I helped lay out, I was hooked and I knew that duck hunting had become my new passion. From that day out, I spent every sleepless night and every early morning looking into launching my boat and waiting until sunrise to feel that rush again.

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Hunter Parrish
Location: Columbia, MO
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Hunter has been born and raised in Missouri. He started chasing waterfowl with his father and grandfather when he was 5 years old in Northern Missouri. Witnessing mallards funnel into flooded wetlands had Hunter instantly hooked. Since then he has gone with his dad to the blind any chance he had. Throughout the years, Hunter has been blessed with the opportunity of hunting waterfowl in many states in the Midwest, and even Canada. Hunter also serves on the Banded/Avery Pro-Staff. He has also become immersed in retriever training. While he doesn't train his dog, he loves taking his black lab, Bogey, out to train to keep him sharp when he gets back from his trainer. Hunter has been to hunt tests and field trials in recent years, and really enjoys it. In the off-season, Hunter enjoys: spending time with his family, training Bogey, and is an avid golfer. Hunter played college golf and still competes in amateur tournaments across Missouri and recently was runner-up in the Missouri State Amateur Tournament.


Don Patterson
Location: Delta, OH
Hunting Specialization: Turkey

My name is Don Patterson I was born, and raised on a small farm in Delta, Ohio. I am 47 years old; I have a beautiful wife PatAnn and three sons Bob, Ryan, Corey, which are all avid hunters and fishermen. I have been a union carpenter for the last 20 years. My Love for God's Great Outdoors" started at the age of 5 with my first hunting license. My dad and I hunted and fished every chance we could. In 2012 my wife bought me a membership to an archery league where I met one of my best friend's. Later that spring he invited me to Kansas for my first-ever turkey hunt. From the second I heard turkey's gobbling all around us I was hooked. I ended up killing my first bird that year and have had turkey fever ever since. The outdoors for me never stop. All summer I fish

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Jake Poplin
Location: Tulsa, OK
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl/Turkey

My name is Jake Poplin and I am from Tulsa, OK. I was introduced to the outdoors and hunting at a very young age by my father and grandfather and have had a love for both ever since. I grew up hunting waterfowl, turkey and deer all across Oklahoma and Kansas. I have also been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hunt in South Africa with my father and younger brother. Fishing is also something I love to do, whether it's fishing for bass and crappie throughout Oklahoma or fly fishing for trout with my grandfather in Colorado and New Mexico.

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Jimmy Reszke
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Jimmy Reszke, I am 25, and from Bolingbrook, Illinois. My passion in life is chasing waterfowl. I shot my first goose when I was 10 and have been hooked every since. All thanks goes to my father because without him I would never find something that ultimately become so involved with. My family and I run our local Ducks Unlimited chapter, so always busy doing something waterfowl related. With my work schedule I am lucky enough to hunt every day during season. And when I say every day, I really do mean that. From October through January, I am either in a boat or a field. I have no preference, where the birds are at is where you will find me. Honkers feet down, to Greenheads locked up, to divers buzzing by, youl always see a Patternmaster in my shotgun. Besides hunting waterfowl, I’ve gotten into taking their pictures. Photography is just another way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in the off season. Thank you Patternmaster for this amazing opportunity.

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Adam Robinson
Location: Vilonia, AR
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Adam Robinson. Born and raised in central Arkansas and have hunted in Arkansas all my life. Hunting is not just a sport to me, it’s a part of who I am. I grew up deer hunting with my Dad and Grandpa, but about 5 years ago my passion switched from deer hunting to duck hunting. The flooded timber that Arkansas offers is truly beautiful and Shooting mallards in the timber is unlike anything I have ever experienced. But once duck season is over I switch my focus to chasing turkeys. The sound of that first gobbler sounding off in the morning is a truly beautiful noice.

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Kaden Schwind
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Kaden Schwind and I am 19. I was born and raised in Klamath Falls Oregon. I'm currently attending Oregon Institute of Technology here in Klamath to try and get a bachelors in radiological science. I graduated from our local high school as a honors student and the top ten in my class. When my parents split it was in some way a blessing because it brought my stepfather into the picture and I give him all the credit for teaching me and getting me addicted to hunting. He's gotten me my first deer, elk, waterfowl and turkey and I cannot thank him enough. I have been hunting birds since the age of seven thanks to my stepfather getting me into it. I remember going out with my him and taking my Red Ryder and trying to get any bird I could. Since then I have been addicted ever since. Family, friends, hunting and of course my dog are what I hold dearest.

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Curtis Scott
Location: Gretna, NE
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl/Turkey

I was raised hunting mainly deer, pheasants and turkey. However, I always had an interest in waterfowl hunting. I started hunting waterfowl more seriously about 6 years ago with a couple friends, and it has become more lifestyle than a hobby. I started out hunting with one of my brothers during slow days deer hunting, going after small flocks on jump ponds. That quickly transitioned into us throwing out spreads of decoys in marshes, lakes and flooded fields. Our passion for hunting has led us to Stuttgart, Arkansas a couple times to go after birds in the flooded timbers and rice fields. In the off season it is all about prepping for next year. Either building new blinds and habitat or adding more decoys to the spread. I still make time each year to go out turkey and deer hunting but waterfowl is definitely the #1 thing that keeps me away from my wife.

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Darren Shipp
Location: Lorette, Manitoba
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Darren Shipp and I was first introduced to the outdoors at the young age of 7 trapping on the trapline with my dad. Since that first exposure, I just can't get enough of the outdoors. Soon after trapping, I was introduced to waterfowl hunting as well as bow hunting. I'm a proud traditional bowhunter and waterfowler. I haven't missed a bow hunting or waterfowl season since I was 12 years old. I make my living in the outdoor industry as a taxidermist and guide/outfitter. I've been a professional guide for big game and waterfowl for over 20 years in Canada and my experiences have taken me throughout North America. I reside in Lorette, Manitoba with my wife, our 2 daughters, and our 2 labrador retrievers where I own and run Wild North Taxidermy and my outfitting business Wild North Waterfowlers. My favourite waterfowl to hunt is open water divers. From mid October until the lakes and rivers are frozen, that's what I'll be doing. But I also make sure to save some time for bowhunting whitetails. My hobbies include training my labradors for waterfowl retrieving and field trials. I'm also a proud member of Manitoba Gun Dog Association.

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Brandon Snyder
Location: Oceanside, CA
Hunting Specialization: Duck and Goose

I was born and raised in Upstate New York and have been hunting since I can remember. I joined the Marine Corps right out of high school and have lived in several different states in which I've had the opportunities to experience some of the best hunting this land has to offer. To me, the outdoors provides a calmness to the every day commotion. Hunting has always been one of my favorite activities because of the challenges. It is not given to you. You must earn it and respect it. From learning the land, and the animals, to the weather, and all the other variables that go into being successful, it is a sense of accomplishment like no other. Every morning in a duck blind reminds me why I do it all. Its not all about the trophy or amount of ducks you kill, rather its about enjoying God's creation and all the wonderful things about it. It's the precious time spent with friends and family that will create memories that last a life time.

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Clinton Suskey
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Hunting Specialization: Goose, elk , Turkey

I'm an avid outdoorsman that loves to hunt with my kids and good friends. I love to promote the sport of hunting and conservation in my community along with the youth. I'm a father of two wonderful kids that love the outdoors and other sports and a husband to a beautiful wife that hunts right along with me. My world revolves around my family and friends in the outdoor world. Loving to hunt elk in the fall with my bow, to calling geese in the winter and outsmarting the ol' boss tom in the spring. I'm always looking to expand my knowledge within the outdoors and fitness. My passion is hunting!

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Luke Swanson
Location: Pacifica, CA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

Grew up in northern California a city called Pacifica. Started with fishing and surfing in the ocean and camping, hiking in mountains of northern California. Started working at a fishing lodge in southeast Alaska then became a commercial fishermen for salmon and crabbing . I used my off seasons to hunt and travel. I got my start of waterfowl hunting from my brother little over ten years ago in San Francisco Bay for pintails and canvasbacks .then started hunting the refuges in the sacremento valley and hunting geese in the mountains of North eastern California. I was hooked after my first day. I try to share my passion for waterfowl hunting with my nephews and niece's as much as I can.I also make and sell my own lanyards and duck straps to keep me busy in the off season .

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Kyle Switzer
Location: Columbus, GA
Hunting Specialization: Turkey

My name is Kyle Switzer, I am 25, and I was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. I played four years of college baseball and have a four-year Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science where I graduated from William Woods University located in Fulton, Missouri. God, Family, and the outdoors are the three most important things in my life. My love for the outdoors began when my mom married my stepfather who was and is still an avid hunter. I remember shooting my first deer when I was 10, my first duck when I was 15, and my first turkeys when I was 14 like they happened yesterday. When I was 14, my stepdad had taken me on an afternoon hunt on our lease when he called on top of a hill where shortly after, we heard a gobble close by and sat down. Next thing I knew, a big fat red headed gobbler came walking up and I put the bead on him and squeezed the trigger. Little did we know, when we got to the bird, a second gobbler was on the ground dead also which gave me two gobblers in one shot for my first turkeys. After that day, my love for the outdoors was set in stone. To this day, I try to pass along what I have learned in all types of hunting and there is nothing better than being outdoors with friends and family.

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Dawson Tunby
Location: Aberdeen, SD
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Dawson Tunby and I grew up on a farm outside of Aberdeen, SD. I am 20 years old and have been chasing waterfowl since 2009. Learning about and hunting waterfowl is one of my biggest passions. Seeing what the future holds excites me and I look forward to making more memories in the field.

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Chet Veillon
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

I was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana and currently work as a salesman for a construction supply company. Hunting and fishing is a large part of many people's lives in this area and mine is no different. Began waterfowl hunting with my dad and harvested my first duck around age 5. Ever since I shot that blue-winged teal in the decoys with a crack barrel .410 my obsession has continued to grow. We spend our spring and summers salt water fishing in our local lakes, but as soon as September rolls around and brings early teal season with it our concentration shifts to waterfowl. I've been lucky enough to be able to hunt multiple states every season and love that I'm able to chase ducks and specklebellies across Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas with great friends and family. I began using a Patternmaster tube about 6 seasons ago and became a noticeably better bird hunter because of it. It is one of the hunting tools I recommend to everyone no matter if you're just getting into hunting or have been your whole life.

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Greg Wedel
Location: Cordell, OK
Hunting Specialization: Big Game and turkey

I was born and raised in western Oklahoma. My family and I reside on our family farm where we raise wheat, alfalfa, and cattle. I also have been a high school teacher for over 20 years. I have always had a passion for the outdoors. From big game, to turkeys, to waterfowl, hunting has always been in my blood. Hearing a bull elk bugle, a gobble off in the distance, or a group of geese landing in my decoy spread, always gets my heart pumping. I thank God every day for the awesome opportunity I get to spend with my family and friends chasing wildlife.

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Tyler Weidner
Location: Gallatin, TN
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl/Turkey

My name is Tyler Weidner and I’m 23 years old. I work full time as an EMT and on my off days I farm beef cattle and row crop just north of Nashville. I’ve been hunting with my dad and older brother since I was big enough to shoulder a shotgun. We chase gobbler’s and crappie in the spring, shoot dove in the summer and hunt deer in the fall until it’s duck season every year. I primarily hunt the Mississippi Delta for waterfowl, but grew up hunting the Cumberland river and farm ponds and still do when I’m at home. Getting outdoors away from the real world with my family and friends is one of the many reasons I love hunting.

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Colton Wollesen
Location: Pittsburg, KS
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Colton Wollesen from Olathe Kansas. I was fortunate enough to be introduced into the outdoors very early in life. I grew up hunting Whitetails in Kansas and Missouri. Then was introduced to Waterfowl hunting years later. I still remember the first time I had a big group of Mallards cupped up over the decoys at 10yards, I was hooked. Ever since then I have travelled all over the Midwest chasing migrating birds. My favorite thing about the outdoors is spending time with friends and family. As well as the people you meet along the way.

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Korey Young
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl

My name is Korey Young, I live in Central Washington. I am the result of a young boy being introduced to waterfowl hunting at a very young age years ago. Waterfowl hunting is my biggest passion. I spend three plus months out of the year guiding in Alberta as the Head Waterfowl Guide, then come back down to the states and travel across the country and hunt. I've been very fortunate to live the life I have and meet the people I've met and participate in the TV shows along the way. I have a wonderful girlfriend who supports me along the way and a top notch British lab named Duke. I am blessed to represent such great companies (Zink Calls/Avian-X/Patternmaster after having years of success with such great products. I have been shooting a patternmaster for nearly a decade now and consider them one of the top tools a hunter can have to become more successful in the field.

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Erica Zuhlke
Location: Attica, MI
Hunting Specialization: Waterfowl / Turkey

I grew up in the Great Lakes State of Michigan wingshooting since I was a kid. I got into serious waterfowling about 6 years ago and have been addicted ever since. Every year my knowledge and decoy collection grows.

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