For Josh, life doesn’t get much better than watching the sunrise on the water, hearing whistling wings rip overhead and seeing birds work in to the decoys. He’s been bowhunting from a young age and grew up obsessed with spending every free minute in the woods. Josh hunts deer, turkey and waterfowl. He makes the most of every duck season, from chasing teal in September to hunting divers in January.
If we’re gonna brag on Tanner (and we are), he may just be one of the best duck callers in the U.S. He grew up between the Owyhee Mountains and the Snake River in a family of hunters. Tanner got in the field as early as he possibly could.
Devon is an outdoors enthusiast who loves multispecies angling and hunting just about any critter that roams the Midwest. But bird hunting is where Devon’s passion really lies. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience with beginners to bring more new hunters into the fold, and she’s always recruiting more women into the outdoors world. Devon’s constantly finding opportunities to learn more as a hunter. She gives back to the outdoors, supporting conservation efforts and public land preservation.
Wade & Garett Hobbs
Wade and Garett are a killer father-son hunting duo. Wade’s been hunting for more than three decades, so Garett grew up in the blind and out in the fields. The pair love spending time outdoors to enjoy the beauty the good lord created. Hunting gives Wade and Garett the chance to connect with friends and family and leave life’s stressors behind. For this duo, nothing beats the sight of birds working into decoys and the smell of gunpowder after the first shot is fired.
Just thinking about seeing ducks in the sky gets Austin out of bed in the early morning hours for a day of hunting. Since he started hunting a decade ago, Austin’s become a fanatic, often traveling to duck hunt and spending time with friends in the blind. He’s the host of the Quack Shack Podcast and sells apparel for fellow hunters online.
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Dalton is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and a member of the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. When he’s not serving his country, Dalton is scouting new honey holes and slaying ducks in the Ozarks. Dalton’s dad first took him hunting when he was 12. Today, hunting is still about the companionship, camaraderie and shared passion with his hunting buddies — it’s his happy place.
Cory is a CrossFit coach who comes alive when he’s in the outdoors. He’s a newer hunter who loves preparing and eating the game he catches himself. Cory’s goal is to eventually make wild game his primary source of protein for a healthier lifestyle.
Jesse is an angler and big game hunter who calls the bulls in across the mountain peaks in Idaho. He learned to hunt and fish with his stepdad, and Jesse passes that hunting heritage and love of the outdoors on to his three kids. He supports the Veterans Sportsman Alliance and Back the Blue. Jesse chases adventure on the back of his dirt bike.
Dalton can’t remember a time in his life when he didn’t hunt. He grew up hunting deer and dove, but he became obsessed with duck hunting from the time he saw the first group of ducks come into his spread. Hunting has become a social activity, a hobby and a profession for Dalton. He leads guided hunts on the Texas coast, and he trains gun dogs in his free time. His dog, Ace, is the son of a national field champion, and Ace’s love of hunting rivals Dalton’s.
Corn Dog “Corney” Jr. goes by C.J. and is a very good girl. C.J. loves splashing through the water to chase down ducks trying to escape with a dive. As a fast, high-drive retriever, she takes after her father, famed hunting labrador Five Star General Patton. C.J. is a sucker for long rides in pickup trucks, retrieving bumpers and cleaning up after messy eaters, especially those low-to-the-ground kids.