Patrick "Duck Man" Patterson

DU Migration Field Editor: So. Minnesota

Years with DU: 5+ years – currently a DU Zone Chair for the MN Southeast Region

Years waterfowl hunting: 31 years

Favorite waterfowl species: Drake Wigeons

Preferred hunting style: Out of a boat in shallow-water ways, marshes and sloughs

Waterfowling gun: Benelli SBE II and Winchester SX3 --- Code Black - Duck choke tubes all the way!

About Patrick: My name is Patrick Patterson, but throughout MN DU I'm known as the Duck Man. I was born and raised in southern Minnesota and since the age of 3, I have been in a duck boat with my Dad studying and learning the craft of duck hunting. A majority of my hunting experiences have taken place on Swan Lake and throughout my "adult" years, I have branched out to other potholes, sloughs and marshes around the state and South Dakota. When I am not actually waterfowl hunting, I'm thinking and dreaming about waterfowl hunting, prepping my decoys or working with my Black Lab, Quinn - the Queen of Mallard Patrol.

Trust me when I say habitat conservation, waterfowl and waterfowl hunting are my passions, not to mention Ducks Unlimited.