I’ve been somewhat active in the PAF for a while so I wanted to make a point about duck hunting and challenge others to do the same. I am a duck hunter. There are a few things in life that get more of my money than duck hunting. There is nothing at all that gets more of my energy, vacation or thought cycles than duck hunting. Other than 3 to 5 weekly comments on USA Today, The Refuge Forum’s PAF is the only place I post or discuss politics. Without the commonality of being duck hunters I would not spend one minute of my life discussing politics with anyone on the Internet. To the extent I care enough to read someone on the PAF’s political views it is only because they are, presumably, a duck hunter too. I almost always hunt solo (40 to 45 days/year) and never travel further than about 3 hours from my house to duck hunt. I don’t hire guides or borrow equipment or need to go to Arkansas or North Dakota. I paint, wire and fix my own boat and build/paint/rig my own decoys. I am focused on the unobtainable goal of killing all 32 species of duck hunting solo in my home state of South Carolina. I shoot geese when its legal and they present themselves during what is otherwise a duck hunt. I am a duck hunter. I will go out of my way to kill a swan when I've got a tag in my pocket. My pictorial tabulation of waterfowl species I’ve killed. The two B/W photos are because I’ve never killed those species in South Carolina. I have seen old squaw, common goldeneye, black-bellied whistling ducks, specklebellies and Ross' geese in SC...it's only a matter of time before I can paste a picture in those boxes... I am a very much duck hunter. It is my identity.