Showed up to find half the town at the launch. I think everyone was there but my father, who turned out to be 45 minutes late. On the paddle in, a couple guys started yelling at him. At his age, he's pretty deaf, said he couldn't understand what they were saying, but the "tone was not friendly"... I guess I should have burned down that guys blind a few weeks ago.
First flight of birds, went for the Kryptonite I bought off of RJBadfish last year after the season, and realized somewhere in the darkness my insert slipped out, AND slipped off the double drop lanyard. Thats okay, I have other calls. Its opening day, things will look up.
Second flight of birds, brand new gun goes "click". Oh boy its getting worse. Luckily, I think it was just a bad primer.
Next flight, three come in right on the right of the blind giving me (and nobody else) a perfect shot, I really love when that happens... unless they all fly out, then I fell like a dufus.
After that I put down the gun and focused on the dog and trying to get some video. A whole lot of duck calling, and ducks flying away video is about all I got.
The dog did make one awesome retrieve though on a woodie diver. She didn't give up on it and after several dives finally came away with it.
She got a treat when we got home, I was told to go clean the gear and think about what I did wrong.