Shawn Schmidt

DU Migration Field Editor: De Pere, Wisconsin

From: De Pere, Wisconsin

Years with DU: 5

Years waterfowl hunting: 13

Favorite waterfowl species: Wood Duck

Preferred hunting style: Little bit of everything, but I love layout boat hunting for divers! 

Waterfowling gun: Beretta Extrema II with an extension for springs snows, aside from that I'll take my good ol' Remington 870!

About Shawn: Although I hunt a little bit of everything, waterfowl hunting has always been my main passion. There's something very special about a morning in the marsh, watching birds respond to calls and work into the decoys. It's the challenge and changing behavior of the birds as the season progresses that has kept waterfowling as my primary focus. Growing up near Lake Michigan and Green Bay, an area with a strong waterfowling heritage and a large variety of waterfowl hunting opportunities, has compounded my love of waterfowling even further. Currently I make it out waterfowl hunting at least 3 days a week and take at least one out of state waterfowl hunting trip each year, usually to the prairie pothole region. I hunt through many various methods such as field hunting, small ponds and layout boats.