Can you have a great weekend with harvesting a single goose or duck?
I did....see below:
Got to our lake lot in Park Rapids we purchased in the middle of May.
Never thought of hunting up there.
I put the boat in the water at 6pm and drove around to our dock but only before I checked a cove I thought of hunting in the morning. Well it was actually a wild rice pad and I probably pushed out about 100 brids. (Thought I it was January in TX again)
You can see all the birds above the tree line.
I had a plan. Calling for rain in the morning. Got up at 545. Walked down to dock.
Motor to spot.
Threw out 12 deeks.
Began to down pour rain at 630.
Here come the duck. I was shocked how many were there. Only shot once at a passing Woodrow.
All the birds were working into the other side of me 300 yards down the shore;
Packed up and went in at 745. Of course I had to check out where they were loafing. Once again a ton of ducks got up and flew away.
Had my plan set for Sunday Am.
Find a push pole in town or park where I could and walk shore around to the X.
Well no luck on the push pole and attempted to walk down shore line.
Ended up going into bog nipple high and had to use my SBE as a brace and paddle to get out.
Went back to Saturdays spot. Set up again; watched all the ducks trickle into the same spot. Called it quits. Time to fish but had to have breakfast 1st:
Went back picked up wife to do a lil fishing at the bunk house we completed two weeks ago.
Wife had 1 big northern on up next to the boat. Snapped the line right before netting it.
While we were trolling I heard a solo cluck over head. Looked over the lake and 20 geese were dropping in where I was set up. Should have hung around until 930.
There is always next weekend.
(I will be back)
Locked up gate and headed back to the cites:
Here is the best part of the weekend.
We had the "big ultra sound" on Friday before we left to head north.
Had the Dr put sex of baby in an envelope and seal it. Had a reveal cake made with the inside frosting pink or blue in the middle. My wife and parents have been persistent that we are expecting a lil girl.
I caught the Dr slip up several times saying "he is not behaving for photos" and when she went to type the sex she only pushed 3 letters on the keyboard. I was 90% confident I knew it was a boy before cutting the cake.
I hid it well all weekend.
My wife has always been my goto hunting partner before we became pregnant. Well after a long weekend waiting. We cut the cake Sunday night after family dinner:
I lost a hard core hunting partner for 9 months but now gained 2!
Last hunting trip for her; January in TX. Rain, snow or blue bird days she would go.
I can tell its killing her not getting out with me this year.
Patch of rice for next weekend:
Sometimes its really not weather a bird is harvested; its just being out there taking it all in.
Birds this weekend would have been icing on the cake.
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body is never tired if the mind is not tired."