This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about Gary Bragg (1881-1954), waterfowl hunting, and decoy carving. I recently obtained a few photographs of one of Ocracoke's current hunting guides, Monroe Gaskill, and thought many of our readers would like to see them.
Here is Monroe in his skiff, heading out to his duck blind:
This is Monroe's blind, a small frame structure covered with limbs and brush erected in the Sound, in which the duck and goose hunters hide:
And this is Monroe, out in the shallow water, setting his decoys for the next hunting party:
(All photos by Bill Monticone.)
If you are interested in waterfowl hunting with Monroe, you can contact him at (252) 928-5751 or (252) 216-5284. But don't look for a web site. Monroe's expertise is duck hunting, not web design!!
Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1938 article about Capt. Gary
Bragg, waterfowl hunting, and wooden decoy carving. You can read it