Perry Johnson of Four Oaks, North Carolina
Perry Johnson is the kind of guy you want on your committee. Who wouldn't want to be around a person who has a positive attitude and believes that great things can happen with a bit of heart, soul, and hard work?
Five years ago, Perry was instrumental in starting the South Johnston High School DU chapter, one of the first high school chapters in North Carolina. Within a year of its inception, the chapter held two events and raised more than $14,000 for the ducks. Perry, who is now a senior at North Carolina State University, serves on the North Carolina DU state committee.
Perry has been a passionate duck hunter since the eighth grade. "My friend Dylan Bass invited me to go along with him and his father on my first hunt, and I've been hooked ever since," he says. "I believe if I take from the resource, I should give back. The camaraderie you feel when you're out hunting with friends is the same thing I feel volunteering for Ducks Unlimited. We're having fun while getting the job done."