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Blogger: Peter Wyckoff

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Engineer, Ducks Unlimited's Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office

Peter Wyckoff grew up in rural Michigan, just north of Battle Creek. He learned to hunt waterfowl from his parents and uncles. Early hunts consisted of chasing wood ducks on woodland ponds and shooting the occasional mallard. Although he still enjoys puddle jumping and a half-hour wood duck shoot or two, Wyckoff spends the extra time scouting to ensure his sacred days afield have a higher probability for success. His focus has turned from small isolated ponds to managed waterfowl areas and open-water hunting for divers.

Wyckoff travels all over the state of Michigan in pursuit of ducks and makes an annual trek with family and friends to the Missouri Coteau of North Dakota. From opening weekend on a river delta in the Upper Peninsula to the 17-degree river hunts at the end of the Michigan season, he chases waterfowl with his three-year-old chocolate lab, Belle, by his side.

Wyckoff is an engineer on Ducks Unlimited's Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office conservation team. He spends his time helping to create habitat for the future of waterfowl and other animals that utilize wetlands.

Wyckoff has been a DU member for 17 years and has volunteered for the past seven years. He activated the Michigan State University Chapter and served as chairman for four years before chairing the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office Chapter.

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