Had a goose hunt set up with a couple of buddies for this morning, late last night they both cancelled. Went out by myself and while I was bouncing along the acess road I realized that the farmer had just combined a standing corn field the day before
. Immedidate change of plans for locations. Set out 7 dozen full body goose deeks, figured I might get lucky and pull in a couple of ducks at first light so threw out the mojo with the plan of covering it up when the geese started working. As I was laying there waiting for legal time the air started filling up with ducks, more than I have seen all season in the air all at once. Legal time but too dark to tell drakes from hens so had to lay there with ducks landing all around me for a few minutes. Once it was light enough started taking one duck from each flock. Fifteen minutes later and I was done. Tucked back in the layout and watched the show.
Don't know how many of you have ever layed in a layout with several hundred ducks on the deck all around you, quacking in your ear and picking at your blind while more and more circled overhead, but if you have you know how sureal it is. Might have had a little help from the farmer, but I will take it. Decided to bail on the geese and get out of there before I ruined the field.
Tomorrow maybe I will throw out some duck decoys!
Not much feed here
RIP Suzy, you will be missed by all who knew you. Oct 1999-July 2015.