Veteran & PUBLIC SAFETY OWNED
The heart for service runs deep in Combat Waterfowl as we seek to honor those who serve in all capacities at home and abroad. Both owners are Veterans of the United States Army, one remains on Active Duty. One of our owners is a former Law Enforcement Officer and another is an active volunteer Firemen/EMT. Our Nation’s and neighborhood’s servants do not receive nearly the recognition they deserve and we hope to honor them through our brand.
Combat Waterfowl exists to provide gear that’s never before been seen in the waterfowl apparel industry. Combat Waterfowl seeks to break up the monotony in other brands by bringing you purpose-built and lifestyle apparel that embodies our sense of humor as well as our love for this sport. We are appreciative for your support and are elated to have you along for the ride! Welcome to the next generation!
You will also find uniqueness in our designs when you pay attention to the fine detail. In the Surf Scoter design, for example, you'll notice the compass points east, the channel marker is marked with the number 19, symbolizing our founding year. On Cooticus Vol 1, you'll notice the duck bands spell out 0901-2014, symbolizing Robert and Cody's first ever hunt together.
Robert Brewer was born and bred in central North Carolina. Walking in the footsteps of his grandfather, he fostered a love and respect for the sports of hunting, fishing and trapping. As he grew older, his passion shifted to waterfowl and he’s never looked back. Robert served five years as an Infantryman in the Army before medically retiring from Active Duty in 2015. He then transitioned to law enforcement in North Carolina for several years, serving two local jurisdictions. He now works for the Federal Government, assisting transitioning service members as they transition from the Military to civilian life. Robert’s deep-rooted passion for waterfowl hunting spread to Cody while they were stationed together in Alaska as he introduced him to his first duck hunt. He completed the Ultimate Waterfowler’s Challenge, harvesting a drake of each of the 41 North American species of waterfowl, in 2018.
Cody Deschenes comes from the gator filled marshes of the Panhandle of Florida. Growing up, Cody always loved hunting and fishing. Cody has been Married for 12 years to his wife, Destiney (aka Dr. D). Cody remains on Active Duty and is stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. He also serves his community as a volunteer Fire Fighter. As of 2020, Cody has harvested 30 of 41 species of North American waterfowl and is well on his way to completing the Ultimate Waterfowler’s Challenge.