May 01, 2017
Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner bragging board features reader photos and stories from successful trips in the field or on the water, and Game & Fish loves to share them with our online readers.
Hayley Crocker of White Plains. Alabama, sent Game & Fish an email telling of the hunting and fishing prowess of her husband, Josh, in hopes of bringing attention to the skills and passion he has for the outdoors. With that in mind, below we share info and photos of his accomplishments, including the email from Hayley and a fishing-themed photo from their wedding.
By Hayley Crocker
My name is Hayley Crocker. I am the newlywed of an amazingly talented young hunter named Josh Crocker.
We are from a very small town — White Plains, Alabama.
Josh works 12-hour swing shifts and still finds time to hunt and fish every single opportunity he has. I have never witnessed such passion in anyone for anything.
He puts in the hours and hard work prepping, and he never gives up.
"While I understand that there are hunters out there who have had killed larger, and more exotic game, Josh kills the biggest and best for our area."
This turkey season Josh tagged out with five Alabama birds in seven hunts.
He has a lease in Selma, Kentucky that he will try his luck with this coming weekend.
I am writing you because I do not know where to start.
"My husband has way too much talent, passion, and dedication to go unnoticed."
I am just looking for any advice that you may be able to give me as to where we could possibly begin this journey. I figure that if maybe he could land a hunt with someone even, that he would be able to prove himself with something other than middle Alabama game.
I [have sent] several pictures, most of which are from this past year, and these are only photos that I had handy.
Skull mounts, hides, and more cover my entire home; I can promise you I have only scratched the surface with these photos.
I would really appreciate you taking a look and seeing what you can possibly do to help me when you have a chance.
Thank you so much for your time and God Bless!