September 18-20, 2020
Deadline to Register: September 12, 2020
If you're wondering if Rugged is still on, YES! Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you!
Blessed to be born into a hunting family, George learned to hunt at a very young age and quickly realized his passion for this way of life would ensure him a lifelong career of doing what he loved to do most - hunt! With over 45 years of hunting experience and starting out on a variety of small game, George’s journey drew him toward a passion of Whitetail hunting as well as black bear and turkey.
It wasn’t until the late 80s that the speed, intensity and exhilaration of waterfowl hunting became George’s new bloodline of passion. Using the synergy of his manufacturing background and his competitiveness from sports, George designed his own waterfowl call line which created the opportunity for him to become one of the most noted waterfowl experts in the country.
George has guided duck and goose hunts in many states and Canada. He has also been privileged to judge numerous sanctioned duck and goose calling contests, which included the World Duck and the World Goose Calling Contests. He has written several articles for hunting publications on effective tactics, successful strategies and calling techniques - educating the professional and novice a like.
Hunting, family and God have always been the driving forces throughout George’s life, but his life did not turn around until he learned to prioritize God first. George learned that, through prayer and reading scripture, his number one passion must always be Jesus Christ. Like hunting, he believes that it all comes down to discipline and honing our skills to strengthen our Godly spiritual man which only comes through constant prayer, studying God’s Word and obeying His commands for our life. Simply put, we have to repent of our sins and sin no more, so when temptation comes calling, we can simply say, ‘Not An Option!’