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Willie Robinson Talks Deer Hunting

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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:

Copy of Bar O Deer 06 078Robertson’s fame has been built by remaining true to his hunting roots while creating content that appeals to a wide, diverse audience highlighted by a generous touch of humor.

“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.

Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.