From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Years with DU: 30+
Years waterfowl hunting: 40+
Favorite waterfowl species: Goldeneye
Preferred hunting style: Pit blinds
Waterfowling gun: Browning Silver
About Victor: Vic grew up on a farm in the Midwest at a time when pheasant hunting was about the only game in town. While upland hunting was the mainstay for Vic and his brothers, ducks and geese were pursued as well, especially when the cold fronts would move waterfowl from the north and into the farm ponds and creeks in central Illinois.
Vic moved to Colorado in the mid-90s and has since found what duck hunting is and should be—fantastic. Along with his chocolate Lab, Java, he spends many days each fall and winter hunting ducks and geese. Aside from being AC of the Fort Collins DU Chapter and his career as a wetland biologist and mine reclamation professional, he mainly hunts on the South Platte River in eastern Colorado, as well as farm ponds on the Front Range in northern Colorado. It is in the wetlands along the river and local farm ponds where a large portion of the migrating waterfowl rest up for the journey further south. These areas afford ample hunting opportunity as well as the ability to observe the migration in progress.