Mike McElroy is a man of few words. He wears the same duck jacket my dad owns, ones they got from a box store in the 1980s. And though I have hunted waterfowl for 46 years, he was about to give me a first-hand lesson in the importance of letting your decoys do the talking, something all of us should do more whenever possible. Mike has decades of waterfowl hunting experience, but he’d never tell you that.
Last September in Cold Bay, Alaska, Mike and I were helping good friend Jeff Wasley with his