waveslider wrote:We are losing one of the best duck killers this state has seen for a long time.
One of the best duck hunters in our area is moving out for a while to pursue his career. Its a major bummer for my wife and I. A lot of people consider themselves hard core duck hunters (myself included) until they meet him. Then, like me, they realize they spend a lot of time, money and energy on all the wrong things.
I've been doing this duck hunting thing a long time, and I know a thing or two about it, but I've learned as much about duck hunting here from him as anyone else x 10.
I can count on one hand the number of times we've gone out and not come back w limits or close to it.
Its in my nature to fiddle with things, experiment with different gear and gadgets and trinkets and locations and ideas. Its something I enjoy. But the thing I have appreciated the most about hunting w him is that he has boiled the event down to simply the essentials and nothing more. An efficient killer so-to-speak. And anyone out there that says "I don't need to kill ducks, Oh, I just enjoy a day afield" is making excuses for their lack of effort and knowledge. We go to kill ducks and he is good at it. Plain and simple.
If you think you need to have 30 doz decoys, 10 mojos, a main street calling routine and a hot ass boat, think again. I'll put him up against any duck hunter in Idaho.
To say more would divulge too many hunting secrets that are permissible only to the network but suffice it to say that I'm losing a great hunting partner, a good friend and an irreplaceable component of the network.