American Hunter Associate Editor Jon Draper and NRA Publications' Editorial Director John Zent just returned from a late-season goose hunting trip to Maryland’s famed Eastern Shore. The Pro Staff from Avery and Banded provided an opportunity to test the quality apparel from Banded, the awesome decoys from Avery GHG and a chance to experience what the historic area is known for: epic waterfowl hunting.
Truly great hunters aren’t seen on television. Their names don’t often grace shiny pages in print. The truly great ones are scattered along the open swaths of fertile pasture in the heartland, bogged down in the sultry Southeastern swamps and trekking the peaks of mountains in parts unknown. They succeed or fail not by the bag brought home, but the memories gained, the lessons shared and the inevitable feeling of self-accomplishment. Here’s to them. Here’s to you: the true American Hunter.