Blake Hodge "Scoot"
My name is Blake Hodge and I am 17 years old. An avid outdoorsman, waterfowler, successful competition caller and "Honor" student to boot.
I have 14 years of hunting experience and compete across the United States in Duck, Goose, and Swan calling contests. I have been blessed to have this success: 23 Wins and 48 top 5's! I am a 2 Man Team World Mallard Duck Calling Champion, a 3 time SC State JR Duck calling Champion, NC State JR Goose calling Champion, a VA State JR Duck and Goose Calling Champion and have 9 other state titles, and 6 other Wold runner up finishes.
I've been hunting since I was 3 years old from waterfowl to big game such as whitetail deer and wild turkey. I've harvested 27 deer (2 with a bow) and 10 wild turkeys.
Through invitations, I attend several Ducks Unlimited banquets and NWTF banquets to give calling demos which help set the mood for the events. I also give calling demos at the Carolina SandHills NWR in McBee, SC during their annual "Hunter's ED" classes.
I have attracted not only local and state newspapers, but also TV media such as WBTW Channel 13 in Myrtle Beach, WPDE Carolina Co. Live in SC and ABC from Reeln Up the Coast TV. This season we have teamed up with LongShot TV for some great waterfowl action.
I blog for wehuntsc.com for their waterfowl section.
Green Wing Co-Chairman of Lancaster County Ducks Unlimited.
I am a Pro Staff member for the following companies:
›Drake Waterfowl Calling Team
RNT Calling Team
Gator - Tail Motors
›Winn Tuck Waterfowl Lanyards
Decoy Outdoors Gear
Costa Del Mar
Daryl Hodge "HollyWood"
I have over 35 + years of waterfowl hunting experience. I have 6 top 5 SC State duck calling runner up finishes and two SC two-man team runner up finishes, 5th place 2-man in GA and 6th place 2-man in TN, all with my son Blake.
We travel up the East coast hunting in NC, VA, MD, and across to states like TN, MS, and AR .
We also travel across the United States working Waterfowl shows for our sponsors through out the year which allows us to meet a lot of new people and stay in touch with old friends as well.
I'm a Pro Staff member for the following companies:
Drake Waterfowl Systems '09/'10 Prostaff of the year
Drake Waterfowl Systems- Southern Atlantic FlyWay Manager
Decoy Outdoors Gear
WinnTuck Waterfowl Lanyards
Gator - Tail Motors
Costa Del Mar
I have 8 years of waterfowl hunting experience and have just recently come to really appreciate more of the hunt than the kill. From sunrises to sunsets, to being with family and friends, I can honestly say, "it's a disease" !
Pete Hodge "ol' dead eye"
Pete has over 50 years of hunting experience not only waterfowl but deer and turkey as well.
Pete is the Wildlife Manager for Cedar Creek Wildlife Hunting Club in both Lancaster/ Kershaw counties of SC.
He is a vital part of our CREW due to all of the scouting time he's able to put in before and during the season.
Also, he is the top tier of 3 generations of pure hard core waterfowl hunters!
Ty is from Pageland, SC and chasing waterfowl is his "Kryptonite". From August to February he's on the water or glassing agriculture fields looking for waterfowl. During the off season, Ty enjoys chasing various species of saltwater fish from "Reds to Sharks". He is an active member of Ducks Unlimited and has just stepped foot into competition and we are proud to have him on the "Wrecking Crew"!
Justin Thomas, 31 born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC. I grew up learning the ins and outs of hunting with my Uncle Gary and friends. Really began my "FOWL" addiction in my high school days hunting local waterways, rivers, and the rice fields of Georgetown as well as North and South Santee. Learning a lot from my step dad John Sellers with Muddy Bay Custom Calls my passion for waterfowl only began to grow and expand. There's nothing more fun than having a great hunt alongside the bestest of friends and family. Sharing memories that last a lifetime.Now residing in Florence, SC where I met my beautiful loving wife and the mother of our soon to be born child Dianna, I continue to do the same but have added swamps, flooded timber, and many new friends and hunting buddies. My number one hunter is my wife. She has just as much passion for the hunt and willingness as I tdo. She's pretty darn good at it to! Gotta love that! Now she's hooked. Nothing makes me happier than seeing her eyes light up when she sees and hears those whistling wings while sitting alongside me freezing for the cause just waiting for that fold up shot! That's my fuel and this is my "FOWL" addiction! Growing since feather and flock 1! We are proud to have Justin as a team member!
Matt is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt, mainly waterfowl but also deer, turkey, doves. He normally hunts public and private land across NC but also travels west for ducks, ND, AR, LA. In the off season he will scouting , fishing, and blowing in duck calling comps, he has 1 win,2 second place, 1 third and 1 fourth place finish in duck calling. He is a active member of DU, Delta Waterfowl and NRA. We are proud to have Matt as a team member!
Jay Gainey & "Timber
Jay is an avid outdoorsman who really loves "Waterfowling". He hunts public and private land in SC and travels out west with his trusty companion "Timber" hunting states like AR,TN, MS, LA.
During the off season , Jay works with Timber keeping him on the top of his game through field trials.
During the summer months, you can find Jay either on the Great Pee Dee river catfishing or at the coast getting salty!
Kris Faulkenberry I have over 30 years of hunting experience. I'm an avid outdoorsman and wing bone call maker who loves fishing, waterfowl hunting, bow hunting both whitetails and wild hogs but my passion is chasing wild turkeys. There is nothing like hearing that first gobble of the morning and calling in an old wise tom. Once it's in your blood your hooked for life. I also enjoy wildlife management such as planting food plots and checking trail cams year round. I look forward to being part of the "Crew"!