Seventy-three years young, Gene Campbell is a two-time Purple Heart recipient that has been hunting fabled Chambers County, Texas, since he was a precocious child armed only with a pellet rifle. He humbly describes a legendary half-century of waterfowl guiding – on some of the same coveted properties he’s hunted since forever – as, “not a career, but a lifetime love.” Among his most cherished possessions are the now-faded-by-time photos of clients that became life-long friends that adorn many camp house walls. Most were lost during Hurricane Ike. What are some of Gene’s earliest recollections growing up in this part of Texas? What was the hunting like back then? How’d he get into the waterfowl guiding business, begin Oyster Bayou Hunting Club? What’s his secret for developing a reputation revered by most? How have the landscape, the birds and hunters themselves changed? From an experienced perspective, Gene Campbell speaks of past, present and future duck hunting in a region once considered foremost in Texas, and remains pretty darned good regardless.