Blog Entries from the WeHuntSC.com blogging crew
This September weather has been brutaly hot and really tested our endurance and love for the sport. Though, with plenty of crackers, gatorade, and bug spray, we've managed to do pretty good this season. We were able to get some more youth interested in the sport of waterfowl hunting while having their parents spending more time in sporting good stores, purchasing their needs, and some of their wants! We worked with them in the field, discussing firearm safety, decoy placement, conservation, and of course "calling". As we always say, youth are our future!
Hello everyone, I?m very excited toshare this blog with you. I was invited to come to Schofield Hardware in Florence, SC this past weekend to give a calling demo along with Phil Robertson a.k.a. the ?Duck Commander? and to help promote Drake Waterfowl and WinnTuck Waterfowl products for Schofields.
The event was great and had a lot going on all day long. We were set up at our table promoting Drake & Winntuck and there were other tables promoting various waterfowl products as well. The Duck Commander was over at his table signing autographs and somehow there was a slight difference in the size of the line at his table than the size of the line at mine!
When it came time for Phil to speak and me to call, they came and got both of us and took us behind the stage. While we were walking toward the state Schofields was introducing Phil. At that moment in time, I was asking myself was this for real? How cool is this? Shortly after Phil got on stage, they threw me a curve ball by having Phil introduce me! What?the Duck Commander introducing me???...it was too cool. I wasn?t ready for that, but I was pumped about the intro. After being introduced by the Duck Commander, he asked me to give a calling demo on my LCC Mayhem goose call. He had heard that I sounded like a whole flock of geese from everyone at Schofields.
Ok, I said????no pressure here, being in front of everyone and the Duck Commander! As you could almost hear a pin drop except for the nearby traffic, I let it rip and got a great response from Phil and everyone in the crowd. Whew?..I couldn?t believe that I just called on stage with the Duck Commander!
After I called, the program was turned back over to Phil and he gave a very inspirational speech that kept everyone glued to their seats. Once, he finished up, he went back inside to continue signing autographs and taking pictures. After the speech I got to something else that was neat.
Schofields not only had the Duck Commander, but they had Mud-Flap from Eagle 92.9 out of Florence, SC. After the calling demo I got to do a live radio broadcast with him! It was really neat. After the broadcast, I couldn?t help but smell all the great food that was being cooked by none other than ?Cooks for Christ? and I?m telling you they cooked a great chicken bog!
I continued to promote Drake and WinnTuck products until the event was over. After that I headed back home to catch up with some friends at our Buford High football game and tell them about the Schofields event.
As I?m writing this today, I?m still pumped up over it and would like to give a big Thanks to everyone at Winntuck, Drake, & Schofields Hardware in Florence, for not only having but supporting me as well.
Until next time-Happy Hunting,
Do you remember Blake Hodge? If you?re in the waterfowl world, then you probably already know him?if not, then you may remember him from his YouTube video we shot of him demonstrating some duck and goose calling for us. Well, we?re excited to announce that Blake is joining the WeHuntSC.com team as one of our bloggers. Blake is from the Lancaster, SC area and will contribute to the site blogging about his hunting adventures, trips, calling competitions, and any events that he is involved with.
At only 14, Blake already has an impressive resume among his peers as well as in comparison to older waterfowlers. Blake has already won several competitions (some won in the adult division). Here?s a list of some of the competitions he?s already won:
As you can see, Blake is getting it done in SC and beyond. We?re proud to have Blake on board and look forward to reading his future blog entries.
Recently I was made aware of some pretty impressive achievements that a South Carolina youngster made that deserve some recognition. Lancaster?s Blake Hodge recently traveled to Houston Texas to compete in the World Duck and Goose Calling Championships. Blake competed in both solo and team competitions at both the youth and adult levels. Winning awards in multiple categories, Blake proved to be competitive on numerous levels.
Blake is just 14 years old and has only been duck and goose calling competitively for 3 years. He?s gotten pretty good with it too! You may be a skeptic, but just wait until you see the video below and it will surely make you a believer. Also, it?s important to note that while Blake won in both the adult and youth competitions.
Blake?s winnings consisted of:
I was able to catch up with Blake this past weekend and do a quick interview with him. We were able to get him to do some calling for us a well. The boy?s got talent and I have to say that I wouldn?t mind having him in a blind with me cause he sure can call better than I can at this point!
Congratulations to Blake on his winnings and for representing South Carolina very well at the championships!