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  1. duckkiller15

    duckkiller15 Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    770
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    South Central Illinois
    Name: Dylan Thompson
    Home: Troy
    Age:14
    Shells: drylok 1 9/16 2s or 3s
    dog: beagle named chloe
    duck call: dont really have one just kinda pick them up from the lanyard and start calling
    goose call: Zink power maximus
    Gun:Remington 870
    relationship: No
    Favorite camo: Duck blind
    favorite ducks to shoot: Mallards
    Ducks killed this year: 4 due to lack of hunting
    geese killed this year: 0 due to hunter error
    job:shoveling snow, cutting grass, refereeing soccer
    who got me started: My dad
    Favorite people to hunt with:My dad and Duckgrinder
    GO TRIAD KNIGHTS!!!
     
  2. jthunts

    jthunts Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,722
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Bartonville, Illinois
    2011 UPDATE
    Name: Jeremy Thornton
    Age:31
    Home: Bartonville
    Gun: Benelli Nova
    Dog:8 year old Chocolate Lab Female (Meco) & "New Pup on the way"
    Shells: Ducks 3 1/2" 1 or 2's (whatever's on sale) Goose: 3 1/2 B's Hevi Shot
    Married: Tina,2 kids; son Hunter 7 and daughter Addyson 2
    Hunting spot: Wherever I get invited.
    Job: Data Center Technician @ Caterpillar
    Clothes: Drake, Under Armour, what I find on clearance.
    Who got me started: In 1999 I met a complete stranger and gentlemen named Phil Dohn. I talked to him two or three weekends in a row fishing in the summertime. He invited me Dove hunting and met his sons my age. They introduced me to duck hunting and the rest is history.
    Calls: Winglock
     
  3. BobinIL

    BobinIL Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    437
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2000
    Location:
    East Central IL
    Name: Bob Mann
    Age: 46
    Home : Oakwood, IL
    Gun: Benelli SBE II
    Dog: Black Lab Female (Maddie)
    Shells: 3" #2 for ducks, 3.5" #BBB for geese
    Calls: Duck-Haydels, Goose-Foiles SMH
    Married: 19 years; 1 son, 1 daughter
    Usual hunting spots: All around Vermilion County IL
    Job: Laboratory Safety Officer, University of Illinois
     
  4. TwoShoots Big Blue

    TwoShoots Big Blue Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    179
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Location:
    Willyville, IL
    Name: Shane Remmert
    Age:29
    Home: Williamsville
    Gun: Browning Maxus
    Dog: 12 week old YLM named Blue
    Shells: 3 1/2" 2's
    Married: 7 years, 1st child on the way (Aug 2011)
    Hunting spot: IL River Bottoms <got to Wimpyville and take a left>
    Job: Civil Engineer
    Who got me started: My dad. I'm a 3rd generation duckaholic and I intend on keeping the tradition alive.
    Calls: Jallas' River Bottom Calls
     
  5. carrcreekcaller

    carrcreekcaller Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    908
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Location:
    Columbia, Illinois
    Update
    The ages of kids all got older, but mine didn't:dv
    Gun - just bought back my 10 ga. Browning Gold Light Stalker
    Shells - mainly Black Cloud
    Dog - Sadie passed a few years back. I have Drake a BLM, and just got Jack an English Pointer from Sadie's breeder.
    Call. - Still using Winglock and Double G canada calls, El Cheapo Primos duck, and Sean Mann Snow call


    Still living at the same spot, still married - but the day aint over yet, still farming, still hunting behind my house, and still trying to figure out how to call:z.

    ccc
     
  6. MIGRATOR83

    MIGRATOR83 Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    282
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Location:
    Illinois
    Name: Trent B
    Hometown: Red Bud
    Birthdate:12/21/83
    Age:27
    Gun: Remington 870 Special Purpose
    Ammo: Ducks_Hevi-Metal Geese_Hevi-Shot
    Calls: Duck_Zink Xr-2,Ph-2 Goose: Zink Sr-1,Zink Power Speck
    Decoys:GHG
    Boat:None/ Im workin on it.
    Camo: Avery BuckBrush/Avery KW-1
    Dog: Yellow lab(Ann) Black Lab(Cole)
    Favorite Hunting Location: Kaskaskia Rvr Bottoms-Dreaming of getting to Canada at least once.
    Species Hunted:Waterfowl,Whitetail,Dove,Pheasant,Predators
    Favorite Gear:Under Armour,Lacrosse Boots,Avery,Hevi-Shot,Kicks Chokes
    Other Interests: Bass Fishing,Bass Tournaments
    Job: Weir Chevrolet Collision Parts Salesman
    Ive been married for 2 yrs now and have my first child due in may.
    Ive been hunting the kaskaskia river area all my life. I got started in this game by my dad.
     
  7. mergansercommander

    mergansercommander Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    119
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Location:
    fishville, IL
    NAME: Paul Hock
    DOB: 12/01/1979
    HOMETOWN:Belleville
    MARRIED: No, no, and hell no!(I have had the same girlfriend for 6 years though)
    KIDS: none
    DOGS: george(blk lab), clyde(choc. lab), dixie(english setter)
    GUNS: Browning gold 10 ga., Rem. 870 super mag. 12 ga., 1938 16 ga. side by
    side guild gun that my gramps brought back from Gemany in WWII.
    SHELLS: Kent 3.5 2s', black cloud 2s', 3s', and 2s', BBs', for the 10.
    FAVE HUNTIN' SPOTS: usually the kaskaskia, but I try to follow wherever they're
    at. Union county cause' my dad goes with me.
    CAMO: anything mossy oak
    WHAT I HUNT: ducks, geese, turkeys, whitetail deer, quail, pheasant, dove,
    woodcock, rabbits, and squirrels. I do a lot of bluegill, crappie, and catfishing too.
    WHO GOT ME STARTED: My grandfathers' and my dad got me fishin' and squirrel
    hunting and stuff, but Phil and Randy Becker took me duck
    hunting for the first time in Oct. of 2002 and I've been sick
    with it ever since.
    FAVORITE MEMORY: Bird hunting with my twin brother, John.
     
  8. RLDuckhnter

    RLDuckhnter Refuge Member

    Messages:
    50
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    Name: Jeff T.
    Age:46
    Home: Mt. Vernon
    Gun: Beretta Xtrema, 870 SP
    Dog: Back in the Day
    Shells: Faststeel 2's
    Married: 15 Years : 2 children
    Hunting spot: On or around Rend
    Job: Management
    Who got me started: My dad.
    Calls: Assortment
     
  9. DANNY NEWELL

    DANNY NEWELL Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,611
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Location:
    CHILLICOTHE,IL
    :tu



    DANNY
     
  10. Missed-Em

    Missed-Em Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    101
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Location:
    Illinois
    Name: Steve
    Age - 70
    Home - Dorchester
    Gun - Rem 11-87/Mossy 535
    Dog - Two rescue dogs - 105 pds & 20 pds
    Shells - Bought a case of Winchesters 3 years ago and now have 9 boxes left!!!
    Married - 50 years, 5 grandkids
    Hunting spot - Some place on Rend, where we going Blackquack?
    Job - Long retired
    Who got me started - Family friend
    Calls - Whatever agrivates BQ the most
     

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