Today, I had one thrown my way by a fellow blogger code name, Swamp Thing. He is a thorough and informative writer, which includes his efforts towards habitat restoration, gardening, hunting, fishing, and parenting. In most avenues, I can completely relate to his prose and certainly am appreciative of our dialogue over the past several years. For his compliment more than the prestigious Versatile Blogger Award, I will accept this challenge on the basis that I'm short of writing material for this week...
The criteria for this award is that I offer seven key aspects of awesomeness or items of interest to which I may either impress or repulse. Then I must recommend at least five other quality links that make the grade in my opinion. On the previous directive emphasis, let's roll...
About the Downeast Duck Hunter (not one duck achievement listed)
1) Knew after meeting his wife for the first time that his single days were over
2) Got into blogging after attaining a master's degree, couldn't let the literary wonder stop
3) Started center on a state championship basketball team
4) Is the history department at the high school he attended, can and will teach any social science course and owns one fast lobsterboat
5) Would rather have a tooth pulled than take another Registered Maine Guide Exam, they don't give those away
6) A member of the Biggest Bucks in Maine Club with a 200 pound 10 point whitetail taken in 1993
7) Still owns the first new vehicle he ever purchased, the 1998 GMC Sierra has 132,000 miles on it and still rolling with determination
After some serious consideration of other blogs that would seem worthy of a Versatility Award, I have chosen to quarantine this accolade and use this opportunity to thank those bloggers that have been part of the DEDH crew. Hammering on the keys is a little bit more worthwhile since I've met these people. In no particular order, here are the members of Team Duckman and if you aren't on this list, try harder:
The Maine Outdoorsman by my buddy Steve Vose, fellow Maine Guide
Women's Hunting Journal by Terry Scoville in Oregon
Ducks, Dogs, & Downriggers by the Gang in Washington
Brave Eagles Hunt with Antique Brownings by Trey Luckie in Southern Georgia
I Don't Wear Pink Camo to the Woods by Kari in Wisconsin