My Outdoor Adventure

By Amber Bokern, 11 | June 1, 2011
From Xplor: June/July 2011

Amber’s headlamp shone on a big bullfrog floating in the dark marsh water. With a quick jab, she caught the frog with her gaff.

It didn’t take long for Amber to catch a limit of bullfrogs. Back home, her dad wanted to take a photo of Amber holding all eight of them. The frogs, however, wouldn’t cooperate. They squirmed and kicked. They were slick, too. Soon a frog slid free, then another and another. They began hopping around the kitchen looking for places to hide.

Amber’s dad already had caught one frog. Her cat had another cornered under the couch. Amber found the last frog hiding behind the refrigerator. Amber ran to the bathroom to stash the remaining frogs in the tub. Then she ran back to the kitchen to help her dad catch the frogs that had escaped.

When she isn’t frogging, fishing or hunting, Amber loves to paint pictures of ducks. She entered her first duck stamp contest at age 7. Since then, she’s won honorable mention, second place and two first places in her age group.

To learn more about the Junior Duck Stamp Program, visit

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