Since we have several new posters in here, I thought it might be a good thing to start a thread to help us get to know each other. This should be interesting: Age: 34 Hometown: Gordonsville, TN (via Lexington, TN) How many years have you been duck hunting: 24 Favorite memory in a duck blind: The first time I got 3 out or a bunch, the first time I called in a duck all by myself, Spending time with my dad, brother, uncle, and the rest of my friends. Really, too many to mention. Favorite duck call: Echo (modified just a little bit) Favorite goose call: Tim Grounds Half-Breed Favorite duck gun: Shooting a 3 1/2 Super X2 right now, but my all time favorite is my Browning A-5 with a 30" barrell. Favorite Duck Load: 3 1/2 #1s or BBs, High Speed Drylocks or Kent Fasteel (actually, my favorite load was 1 5/8 oz 3" #2 lead, but it is hard to find now, ) Duck Decoy of Choice: G&H Magnums Goose Decoy of Choice: BigFoot or G&H Favorite Duck Blind Food: Scrambled Eggs with chopped Jalapenos, Good and Salty Country Ham, Deer Sausage, or thick-sliced Wright's Bacon, Ice cold Dr. Pepper in the Can (so cold that when you pop the top, ice spews out) Worst thing you have ever eaten in a duck blind: Something called Boo Dan, Don't know really what it was, but it was Cajun and it was nasty. Do you prefer the Left corner, right corner, or in the middle in the duck blind? Right Corner The person (people) who started you in duck hunting: My dad and uncle, and Jimmy Jackson They took me when I didn't have boots and they would have to put me on their shoulders to carry me over to the boat in the swamp. They made sure I had a good time, even when we weren't killing many, and when we had good days, they always made sure to brag on me for killing some, even when I didn't draw a feather. I first went duck hunting in 1978 at age 8. At age 10, I started going pretty much full time, and it has consumed me ever since then. When dad had to work, they'd let me spend the night with them and go the next morning. They'd let me run the boat some, shoot the first single, get the first piece of ham out of the skillet. They took care of me and I always wondered why. Now that I have kids of my own, I know why they did things they way they did. I was taught not to sky bust, don't shoot hens unless its an accident, how and when to blow a duck call, how to "read" ducks (still learning that), how to enjoy a sunrise, and to always be thankful for the day and the fare that I am chasing, and to give thanks to the Lord for creating them for my enjoyment.