Well, this year's WA state adventure found us hunting in many different scenerios. Some good, some bad, and some plain out laughable. Brian from Camodipped.com accompanied me this go around and hopefully had some fun. Here are a few pics from the trip. He flew back today but I will be adding some layout hunts this week until I head back next weekend.
We tried to knock off his harlequin early in the trip but between high winds and "bullet proof" waves
he had to wait until the wind subsided enough for us to finally get to our "X" on the map.
His died about 5 minutes into the hunt and ours came soon after.
Since we had found puddle duck heaven a few years back on the Columbia river we opted to give it another go since the temps were below freezing and a foot of snow had just fallen. After the 4 whhel drive going out on one truck, a wait during an Avalanche control stop, and basicly a blizzard along the way we finally made it. The duck numbers were lacking but we made due before heading back a day early with another foot+ of snow forcasted. NOt my best hunt but by far not my worst. We downed 2 pairs of gadwals as our hosts cheered.....Gaddies are VERY rare over here. Brian and myself just laughed about crossing the country to shoot grey ducks
Our blind...aka "snow fort"
Mountains in every direction....
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