Went out to the spot yesterday and couldn't figure out why I couldn't find the field the ducks were using. I knew there were a bunch in the area. Decided to follow Phutch's advice and glass from my truck. Saw a couple groups in the air, closed the distance, waited till I spotted another group, closed the gap again. Finally drove around the other side of the river and came around a bend and promptly drove right into the damn ditch, birds birds and more birds. Must have been a couple thousand ducks and just as many geese. Drove to the nearest house and knocked on the door, no answer. Waited till after dark and nobody showed.
Got the call from Pmaler that he was in town and wanted to hunt today so took the day off work and went out to try and get permission. Talked to the landowner I usually hunt on and he said he thought the owner of the other place was elk hunting. Decided to head over anyway. Pulled up and he was there. Said we could head out for the afternoon. Called Pete and told him to hurry as there was already several hundred birds on the ground. Packed in a dozen mallard shells, two blinds and a couple of spinners and kicked all the birds out of the field. Birds were trying to get in while we set up. Decided to shoot one bird per group and take turns shooting. Broke up the time when Pete and his dog went to pick up a cripple, stayed in the layout sitting up and taking pics of birds landing right in front me, apparantly the fat guy in the blue sweatshirt didn't bother them.
From the time I introduced myself to the guy till we were leaving with our limit I think was like three hours total time. We were limited out by 3:45. Could have filled five to ten limits easy. After picking up the feild was loaded with birds again. Who says you cant find birds, knock on a door and hunt? Bottle of whiskey will of course be dropped off tomorrow.
Sorry for some reason cant get the pics from my new camera to load on here for some reason.
RIP Suzy, you will be missed by all who knew you. Oct 1999-July 2015.