I'd like to start out saying I've been reading here on DHC for a few months now. My hometown is back in central Virginia but i'm attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy for marine engineering sothis has become my home away from home. Back home my experiences range alot, from tuna fishing in the summer to bow hunting central Va ,duck hunting the Chickahomony river for puddle ducks and geese, snow geese in Chincoteague on the eastern shore, and sea ducks here and there up and down the coast. I'm not picky on what i hunt or fish for, as long as i;m outside. I'll admit i don't have nearly as much experience duck hunting as deer hunting or fishing but it was always one of my favorite hunts I just didn't have much opportunity or means to back home. I'm slowly gearing up to try my hand at getting back in the game next semester as I've been granted permission by some very kind Friends' families I have met here to hunt their bogs and fields.A few other things about myself, I've been on with my hometown fire dept for two years, this is my first year being here in mass, and i'm really looking forward to meeting the members here on DHC. Been reading a lot on here and have been impressed with the quality of guys on here and how helpful they seem to be to others, unlike some other forums. Anyways i know ill be asking questions here and there and ill just say in advance its been awhile since I've been a part of a forum so if I do anything noot within SOP's just give me a shout. Look forward to getting ready for a great season this year!