Well had another great hunt yesterday with the big guy Liam who is 5 and Gauge. We went out in the sneak boat and hid in some reeds there were lots of birds flying just out of gun range and the ones that did come in will it was easy pickings. I just put in a new pattern master code black duck choke and man what a difference. The range is much better than that of the factory Beretta chokes that came with my A400. I even picked up my first double with one shot for this season on two passing spoon bills, Liam looked at me and said wow dad you are a great shot and gave me a high five. Now that felt good
I did notice however that with all the birds flying, calling and heck even loading shells that Gauge got more vocal this time, more than usual. She would just about lose it if I decided to allow birds to land in the decoys and not shoot them. She would look at me, look at the bird and keep going back and forth then start to whine as if to say come on man do your job. I had to tell her not quiet, sit, light nick. It seemed to start to sink in that by the end of the day she knew she wasn't going to get a bird everytime she seen one, or when I shot lol.
It was pretty funny I must say one time there were lots of Canada geese in the area but i had two mojo's up and they would always be just out of gun range. After the 3 rd or 4th flock she turned her head, looked at me and barked two short barks right in my face and then turned away and sunbbed me giving me the cold shoulder LOL. It was like a slap in the face for not doing my job I guess. I did manage to bring down a nice mallard drake that came striaght into the decoys, flaired straight up and after yellign at Liam .........incoming duck no pun intended it splashed down with a giant thud 4 feet from the boat where he was sitting. Up he looked and with a hugh grin, not sayign a word I could tell he thougth it was pretty cool. Pic to come as always.