Posted by Paddy White on March 11, 2004 at 5:46 p.m.:
I go by Paddy White to most folks including my friends, so we will leave it at that. I am a product manager/designer amoung other things at a Mountain Bike Company here in the Northwest. Other interests include Mountain biking (Duh), Motocross/Off-road, and Sporting Clays.
I guess you could say that I am still very new to waterfowling and often have to clear the fog from those rosy red glasses that I look through so often when talking about ducks and boats.
Had you asked me if I would be a bird hunter 4 years ago, I would have said you were out of your mind. How easily one becomes addicted so quickly. My first passions were solely Pheasants and Mallards as the person that introduced me to bird hunting thinks those are the only birds worth hunting (and to this day he still does). I had no idea that a creature called a diver, or a sea duck existed until I met a guide by the name of David Drewry. It was about a year or so later that I came to the aquaintance of people like the Otto brothers and Steve Sutton.
I am extremely fortunate to have a German Wirehaired Pointer (now 2 years old) named Eli that I am very fond of and is providing me with excellent upland pointing and waterfowl retrieving duties.
You can blame Steve Sutton for notifying me about this site.