Get to know the town: Colby Johnson

DSC_0223Name: Colby Johnson

Age: 13-years- old

Hometown: Milford

Educational background: Going into the eighth grade at Milford Christian School

Occupation: Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur at 13-years-old?

“ Yes! I cut grass, work on a farm and do my photography.”

What’s it like running your own business?

“It makes me feel happy. If you want it done in the right way, you get paid. But geez, it’s hard.”

What’s the hardest part?

“ You’ve got to pay your gas. And it’s hard to keep everybody concentrated. When people work with you, it’s like you have to take care of them. One time, I told these guys they had to cut one spot. Just one spot. And they just didn’t understand.”

What’s the easiest part?

“That all you have to worry about is yourself. You’re all by yourself.”

What else do you like to do?

“I like to go fishing and hunting. The biggest fish was a 6-pounder, over 21 inch large-mouth bass. I also got the first 9-point white tail deer in my life. He was over 190 pounds.”

Do you fish/hunt as a hobby?

“When I hunt something, I eat it. But when I catch something with a fishing rod, I have friends that eat them. When I’m alone, I let them go. You don’t want them all dead. They’re only in certain spots and they don’t like sunshine because they don’t have eyelids like we do. So they like dark places. We have to keep them in their spaces.”

Tell us about photography?

“My friend Steve taught me how to take pictures. As I got used to it, he said good job and good trying. He encouraged me. I started in second grade, so about six years now. I even sell my photography now.”

Do you have a favorite subject to photograph?

“I’ve shot baby ducks before. They’re very, very hard. Because you have to army crawl to them. If you don’t army crawl to them, they’ll fly away. You have to make them feel comfortable; it’s crazy.”

Where do you see yourself when you graduate?

“Older. And taller. And working hard. I want to be a DNREC officer for wildlife or a police officer. Military is too harsh because you have to go and not see your family for a while.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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