Willie Robinson of “Duck Commander” fame has brought hunting into the mainstream like few before him. Through the cable-TV sensation Duck Dynasty, he and his hunting buddies have become household names in rural and urban communities alike. Deer and Deer Hunting magazine conducted an interview with the “Commander” and he shares his opinions candidly:
“I wanted the youngsters to watch this and say, ‘Man, that looks like fun’ and get into deer camp. If you see Jason Aldean or one of us, I think it just looks like fun,” said Robertson.
Robertson’s popularity continues to grow – he recently chatted up Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin and presented at the American Country Music Awards in April – but he still relishes the calm, simple pleasure of spending time with his close-knit family and friends hunting.
“I think you can spot the camaraderie,” said Robertson to Deer and Deer Hunting’s Alan Clemons. “We talk about work, families, what’s going on … but it’s a chance to get away from the crowds or, as golfers say, get inside the ropes. We’re just enjoying being hunters at camp.”
For the full interview, check the current issue of Deer & Deer Hunting at your nearest newsstand.