Time of the year again- fall air, festivals and meeting great people along the way

Its that time of the year again, time to pack up the display tables, the call bags and prepare for some festivals across North Carolina.  I look forward to this time of year, the fall air is moving in, temps are dropping and thoughts of spending some time outdoors begin to surface.  Duck hunters are beginning to awaken and excitement fills the air.

Its always a pleasure to meet new people and to share in the stories.  Whether I’m at a festival in Wilmington, Greenville, New Bern, Hyde county, Raleigh or abroad, one thing is certain…duck is on the brain this time of year.  Doesn’t matter if you’re talking to someone in the Mississippi, Central, Pacific or Atlantic flyway, when the migration begins…smiles are being made.

Its just a relaxing time of year for me personally.  I meet many hunters from all walks of life and there is a common thread woven between us.  The passion for whistling wings, calling ducks, and the many pleasantries which surround duck hunting are a universal language.  For me its the sunrise, coffee, laughing with friends and being able to see a few birds.

If I’m awarded a place amongst some of these great people, by being honored with an element of myself hanging on their lanyard, then all the merrier. Looking forward to relaxing and unwinding this year at the NC festivals, wildlife festivals and the like.  Maybe, I’ll see you there. ~chris

Festival display table -duck, turkey calls