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The Game Hogg Hunt ClubTM
A Few of the Crew at the 2008 Banding BBQ..
The Game Hogg Hunt ClubTM was officially established late in the ’06-’07 season with the joining of two die hard groups of waterfowlers from New York and Pennsylvania. Mike Bard (NY) and Dave Rearick (PA) were afforded the opportunity to share a few hunts together through their association with Avery Outdoors® in the fall of 2006 and the friendship they formed brought the larger group together. For years, each group of waterfowlers had been successful as independent groups and individuals, but decided that together they could take their waterfowling to the next level. The club was initially established with five members: Mike Bard (NY), Dave Rearick (PA), Frank Clifton (NY), Erik Nilsson (PA), and Jody Dennison (NY).
Unlike most hunting clubs, there is no club house and leased or club owned managed hunting property. Typically during the waterfowl season, you’ll find the club members hunting together on public waters, their personal property or on farms where they’ve secured permission from the landowner.
The ’07-’08 season was the first full season together for the club and it proved to be very successful. The harvest was excellent, a lot of fun was had, and many members we able to try different hunting techniques. The club also doubled its membership at the conclusion of the season adding six members: Arliss Reed (NY), Dan Bump (PA), Rick Murphy (NY), Matt Loomis (PA), Ron Zega (NY), and Rusty Hallock (MD).
Beyond hunting, the Game Hoggs have taken on a few projects to give a little something back to the great tradition of waterfowling. This website contains several articles, tips, event info, club project information, product reviews and a forum for waterfowlers and turkey hunters.
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A game hog or in this case a Game HoggTM is a derisive term in waterfowl hunting for a waterfowler who tends to shoot more fowl than the others in his or her group or area. This behavior can be damaging to the morale of his or her peers. For this reason, "Game-Hogging" is generally considered unacceptable waterfowling behavior at any level, especially by the waterfowler’s hunting party or other waterfowlers in their area. However, Game-Hogging is not a violation of the law, so… shoot fast or shoot last! TM With determination and the right resources you can be a Game HoggTM too – scout hard, hunt often, and shoot straight.