Have you posted in the Arizona forum? We found one of our best hunting buddies on the California forum, a guy who posted frequently and lived, it turned out, just a couple miles away from us.
I salute your tenacity! A good buddy of mine - another duck huntress - was testing me when she first met me. I got into hunting through my boyfriend, and she asked, "I you weren't, God forbid, with him anymore, would you still hunt?" I didn't hesitate for a second. "Of course!"
Sounds like you're the same way too.
Of course, if my boyfriend dumped me, I'd be screwed because he's the one who does all the [i]cooking[/i]. But that's another story.
Editor, California Waterfowl Magazine