Back Porch Stories – Drake Waterfowl

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By Jackson Snyder   Tradition plays a larger part in hunting than pretty much any other sport out there. From a time long before I could even hold a shotgun, I would go with my dad down to the Mississippi River Bottoms to scout for ducks. I was always so excited to get to go with him and do something that I thought was strictly for “older kids”. I couldn’t wait until the year that I would finally be able to go with and see what duck hunting was like for me. My dad grew up hunting with his father...

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By Chad Hunt My love of waterfowl hunting is secondary to my love of dogs and all that is involved with having a great retriever. I love waterfowl hunting because I am lucky enough to have a great retriever. This is a story of the bond and the many trials and tribulations that my retriever, Boggs and I have had. It has turned into such an unlikely story, especially considering how we got started, and the low expectations I had. Boggs came to me as a young pup with not-so-high expectations. I had a female yellow Labrador named Ellie, who...

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By Jim Ronquest Funny how a year works, with its highs and lows ongoing throughout the year! It seems to always keep us guessing as to what’s happening. One of my most favorite times of year is the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. It is fun and festive with good friends and family along with being in the heart of duck season! How can that be bad? Lots of good food and drink along with hanging out with friends and enjoying our passions! While most folks have their tree and lights picked up rather quickly, Rosi and I...

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