Saturday was an interesting day from the start. Woke up at 3:30, ready to get rolling. I had my boat trailer worked on this past week and thought everything was good to go. After pulling out of the driveway at 4, I didn't get 100 yards down the road until I heard a wop wop wop wop - flat tire. Got the boat back to the house, unhooked the trailer and popped the kayak on the roof rack. Finally got to the put in around 4:50. The wind was 'a rippin, 15-20 mph. Woodynwc and I decided not to paddle and opted to walk in to another local marsh. We got set up by 6 and by 7:15 we each got a black duck and popped one drake hooded merg. We picked up and walked another 1/2 into the marsh. Set up again in a very exposed location, shot another merg that we unfortunately lost in the marsh. We picked up and got out of that spot around 9:30, got to the car and did a little driving to see if we could find any birds. Around 11 we found them at another walk in spot. We snuck in hand and knees, got to within 40 yards and waited for the right moment to jump em. On the countdown we got up and each targeted a gadwall drake and each got our bird. Hung around for another hour and a half or so and had gadwall pair come in. Woody was at the opposite end of the marsh and didn't get a shot but I was able to call the birds close into range and popped the drake out of the group.
All in all a good day to end the season, but we sure did have to work for it.