Phil Robertson is 76. He hunts every day of duck season, and when he’s not hunting, he’s building blinds, working on his levy or catching catfish. He spent a hot minute with our man reflecting on the Duck Commander legacy he created 50 years ago that today promotes faith, family and duck hunting.
Among all the duck-hunting haunts up and down the Mississippi Flyway, a spot in the middle of a water-filled woods just south of Tunica, Miss., between the Mississippi and Coldwater rivers provides wingshooters with a glimpse of Southern tradition. This is Beaver Dam Lake, made famous not only by its fabulous fowling but by one of the South’s prominent sporting scribes, Nash Buckingham.
Ducks alive this time of year are pretty adept at spotting trouble. To bag a daily limit now, look toward a high-tech advantage: motion decoys to draw wary birds, a drone to scrutinize your setup from high above and the HuntStand Pro mobile app to find new spots you overlooked months ago.