Thursday, January 21, 2016

Drake / Field Experts - Duck Hunt Filming with Friends and Family

Jeff and Daryl after the hunt - Photo by Daniel Sample
Blake Hodge - Calling The Ducks!
Planning for the TV show Migration Nation to make it to the Carolinas to film with a pair of Drake's Field Experts took some time. Daryl Hodge is the Lower Atlantic Flyway Manager for Darke FE's and Jeff Dennis is the Drake Field Expert for the Lowcountry. They were part of a team that hunted together on January 18, with Arkansas-based freelance field producer Daniel Sample in the blind to film the hunt on his HD video camera. Mr. Sample knows better than most that it takes a little luck to have travel schedules and a successful duck hunt come together as well as this endeavor did!

Close Up of the Color of the Ringneck harvest
Other member of the team this day included Daryl's son Blake Hodge, who is an accomplished duck calling contest winner. As the two-time South Carolina state duck calling champion, he has travelled to Arkansas to compete in the Word Championship contest on multiple occasions. Having a caller like Blake in the blind can be an advantage during any hunt, and we relied on his prowess this day to talk to the ducks. Scott Waggoner of Florence let his Chessie retriever handle all of the dog work and Matt Floyd of Blackwater Outdoors hosted the hunt, and put a few good shots on some ringneck for the Migration Nation footage. And shout out to property manager Michael Floyd for his efforts too.

To view past blog entries about Drake / Field Expert hunts click on September Geese - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

 To view more photos and details from this hunt click on Filming Migration Nation TV

Welcoming media friend Daniel Sample to the Lowcountry

Jasper, Scot and Matt soak up the sun and the good memories

A ringneck turns to avoid the steel shot

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