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Ohio Couple Leaves a Legacy for Great Lakes Waterfowl

Hunting season usually finds John Cleek and his dedicated Labrador retriever, Van, pursuing waterfowl and upland game birds throughout Ohio and around Mitchell's Bay and Walpole Island on the eastern shore of Lake St. Clair. John's love of waterfowl hunting began not far from his favorite hunting spot, when he was introduced to the sport on Lake Erie's Magee Marsh by childhood friend Andy Keener and his father, James. Later, John and his own father experienced their first duck hunt together in the same spot, over decoys borrowed from the Keeners. For John, that was the start of many hunting adventures and a lifelong commitment to conservation.

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