I saw a member of the DHC community today who has dedicated his life to the outdoors and waterfowl in particular. This man has been cleaning the bays and waterways of New Jersey since the storm last fall. It was inspirational to see him and his crew at the ramp with a barge full of debris. I know he's not the type to accept congrats but I really want to acknowledge the fact that Dave puts his heart and soul into the life of an outdoorsman and I am very proud of his accomplishments.
We met online here two or three seasons ago and enjoyed some hunts together. We had some good hunts, each time he would play the role of the guide, which was hard for me as I have always played that role. I did enjoy NOT being the "guide" and accepted the role of the guest with much enthusiasm, although after 40+ years as the "guide" to my friends it felt odd. I tried to get him to shoot, but he never would. Turns out he got his captains license and began operating his own guiding service last season and he disappeared from DHC.
I also know he is quite accomplished as a fisherman as well and would probably be doing fine making a living as a fishing guide but he is unselfishly taking to the bay with the rest of the cleanup crew to rid the bays of the debris which washed ashore from the storm.
Well, I even though I have not said enough about this gentleman and his dedication to our waterfowling heritage I will end it here before it gets to carried away and I tell you who he is...
You done well my friend, you done well!