I started tagging along waterfowl hunting with my cousin when I was 9 years old and got to shoot when I was 10. He lives 6 hours away, which wasn’t ideal when I wanted to get out when I was older. I started asking for decoys for Christmas when I was 13 and would take my Mom’s vehicle in the evenings after school to hunt (this is middle of nowhere MN), or get dropped off and picked up later. I really started to get a passion for it during this time because all the work and time put in was mine and it made it that much more rewarding. From that point forward I have been chasing ducks and geese around home every chance I get before and after school and now work. There is nothing like watching a good group of geese that you fooled coming into the decoys.