Hunting isn’t always about harvesting animals; it is about getting outdoors and doing what you love with who you love. This past duck season I had the opportunity to get back to the way it all started for me. My grandpa was the first on to introduce my dad to the sport. Once my dad got hooked on duck hunting, he started to take me. When I was about two years old, my dad took me out duck hunting for the first time. From then on I have been hooked on the fast paced action that the sport brings. My dad and I would always drive to my grandma and grandpa’s house the day before the opening day of duck season so we could head out on the water bright and early the next morning with my grandpa. I loved going out with both my dad and my grandpa and still do. The places we used to hunt have “slowed down” over the past few years so my grandpa and I haven’t had the opportunity to hunt together lately, but I wanted to change that. So this year we made a plan for my grandpa to come over and hunt with us. We had a blast and we also harvested a few ducks along the way. I had a great time and loved to get back to the way it all started for me. So if you have the opportunity, make sure you also get some time in doing what you love with who you love.
Justin Cobb – YCC Member, Bark River