April 11, 2012
By Dylan Polk
It's refreshing to see more and more celebrities helping to bring the outdoors lifestyle to the mainstream. On Tuesday, late-night host Conan O'Brien jumped onboard.
O'Brien, who hosts the eponymous show "Conan" on TBS, brought on the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," Phil and Willie Robertson, and the duo gave O'Brien a crash course in duck calling.
If you haven't already heard, the Duck Commanders stormed onto cable TV last month with their kick-ass beards and Beverly Hillbilly-like appeal to widespread acclaim. And this late night appearance should only help their popularity.
OK, maybe O'Brien's first duck calls weren't the greatest we've ever heard -- though not bad for a first-timer -- but we certainly appreciate the attempts by he and other celebrities -- and also to the Robertson family -- to bring hunting to the mainstream. We couldn't be more grateful.
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