Spent the whole season showing some new-comers the ropes, worked a bunch of birds ... had a damn good time. My girlfriend shot a great bird, triple bearded and HUGE, opening weekend. And one of my duck hunting buddies did his job after I put one in his lap at a hair under 20 yards with a 12" beard.
And mine finally CAME in the 11th hour of closing weekend in Love County, Oklahoma. Never ... sounded off ... ONCE ... ! But, unfortunately for him, he came in fluffed up like mad with 2 hens and a jake that just had to investigate the racket I was making.
12 yards and done ... ! What a season ... !
Next year ... including my usual haunts, I'm chasing Merriam's in Montana and Wyoming.