R. Ladd ( SwampHunter )

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Posted by R. Ladd ( SwampHunter ) on September 19, 1999 at 20:29:58:

I am 32 yrs. old, and have been hunting waterfowl since I was 8 yrs. old. I hunt White and Cache Rivers around Augusta. I guide for a living during the winter. I work as a Correctional Officer in a privately owned facility when I'm guiding for waterfowl. I do mostly freelance work, but on occasions I contract out to Pluck-A-Duck Goose Lodge. I hunt alot of timber, unless the White River floods out into the fields. The water gets anywhere from 1 ft. to 12 ft. deep, and that's when I start diver hunting. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the big rafts of divers. We get a variety of divers being in the Mississippi Flyway.
I use G&H decoys, but would like to use corks or E. Allens. I hunt hard in the timber and shoal water, so the decoys I use have to be durable and versatile. I own every species that G&H makes, plus a few shovelers. I also use Texas Hunting Products for bags and goose decoys.
I have a 15 1/2' X 49" Modified V-Flat Bottom boat made by River Trail w/ 25 hp Yamaha, and Avery Blind. I plan on getting a layout boat, but don't really know what to get.
Hopefully one of these days I will have hunting products on the market.
Take Care,