Tom Forman has been chasing waterfowl ever since his father took him on his first duck hunt at the age of six. He killed his first duck (hen ringbill) when he was eight and his first goose at 11. Since that time, he has been infatuated with waterfowl hunting and has spent the majority of his life hunting ducks and geese in northern, IL. Growing up Tom hunted primarily ducks over large bodies of water; however, today he spends the majority of his waterfowl hunting over harvested grain fields and his honey hole (sod farm with a pond). Tom also enjoys archery hunting for deer, shed hunting with his yellow lab “Drake”, turkey hunting, and musky fishing.
Tom took a strong interest in training his lab at first for waterfowl hunting and later tried his hand at training Drake for sheds. Tom wanted a dual lab that would not only retrieve birds but also to find deer sheds.
Tom was introduced to and connected to Jeremy through dogs, specifically Wildrose dogs. They both own and have trained the English style of lab from Wildrose Kennels and rely on the English style or approach to training. Tom believes in and uses the DogBone line of training products when training for sheds and has been a great ambassador for the ease and effectiveness of their use.