We waited until LST and for the first time in a very long time, i heard no pre LST shots being fired. I was amazed.
We had very few quality shots on passing birds and none wanted to decoy. We did what we could, we shot what came close. We had a few get away on us, but we scratched out 5 birds. Here's a few pics.
We'll be back out monday, different spot though.
We'll be out again on Monday, we'll see about adding a few more on before he hits the mail.
Coincidentally, we saw 2 guys with a tailgate full of woodies getting into what appeared to be some serious trouble. 3 wood ducks each, fella's! They pulled up and one guy flashed a crappy, smug grin our way. Now i know why, he knew he had more ducks than us... But fact of the matter, we don't want as many ducks as you, buddy!
First trip out was successful, but not as successful as we would have liked. We showed up early and in short order, we were in the swamp. Around 11 or so, the rain started and it didn't let up until just about LST. We sat under a tarp for the remainder of the night..