For Bill Burkett, life has been an extended series of duck hunts. Here are his personal diaries that describe memorable hunts along with the high points of his journalistic career. Any hunter will identify and find these tales as exhilarating as taking down that first bluebill, canvasback, or greenwing teal.
William R. Burkett, Jr. published his first novel at 18. His first job was as a copy boy for the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal, but that soon gave way to a position as feature writer. After a tour of duty as an MP in Germany, he resumed his journalistic career. Working in both the States and the Bahamas, he pursued a particular muse - duck hunting. That led to writing for hunting magazines and doing PR for the Washington State Highway Patrol and settlement in the Pacific Northwest where the ducks were plentiful and the fishing was good.