I could not get anyone to tag along on Friday 12-15 so it was just me and the dog. We set up for ducks and geese and the ducks stayed out at about 40 yards and I was not up for pass shooting at that far and chasing cripples so I let them slide and none would decoy. 9:30 geese tried to drop into the decoys and I defended them as best as possible dropping a triple, and one band. :cool: The dog picked up two and I got one. I was celibrating with the dog and noticed the geese on the far bank were coming closer to take a look. I left Hunter 25 yards from the boat with a goose and they swam into my decoys to look at the killer dog. I flushed and #4 only made it up 4' before making an immediate splash down and had 4 geese by 10AM. Then we got back in the boat and watch geese feed 75 yards and more away for 2, frustrating, hours. Finally at 12 I said "Hunter, that's it! We had a good day let's pack up and go home." I sent Hunter up the bank to go to the pee and the geese came back to check the killer dog and lost one more stupid goose.
The only bad news is hunter developed a thing called “cold tail”. Their tail just hangs limp and they can not raise it or wag the tail. It is from excess strain on the tail muscles probably from the weight of the water added to his tail and wagging when excited. They say he should be fine in a few days, but he looks so sad and Momma has him on the injured reserve list right now and he’s not allowed back out on the boat until Doctor Mom releases him.
"If you can't have fun doing it, it ain't worth doing, or you're just doing it wrong."
River hunting in my Wilderness Systems Kayaks; Commander 120 and Ride 135
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