We had one of our worst seasons in the past five years this season. Hot temps, stale birds made for tough hunting. Got to meet some new guys and got to hunt with some as well.
Started out youth opener. My brother and I usually take a couple kids, but this year they were to old. Fella I work with knew of a couple youngster whose dad had to work this year, we offered to take them. To say they had a blast was an understatment. They had hunted before but usually brought no ducks home, today was there first ever limit of ducks. They were big cheesin all morning.
Went after some Cans. Usual dont target them but had an itch. Brother shot a nice drake, mine was dusty. Got to watch the better part of 5,000 cans, wigeon, gaddies and goldies land about 80 yards away. Was a heck of a site.
Had some buddies come to visit and they wanted to deek it up
Slow morning with no wind, afternoon and evening were decent for us
Finished the season on a poor hunt, tons of fog and a story to tell.
ole blu and Rig on the last day of duck season
Heres some randoms from the season
Got into some nice Pinners, they usually dont have nice sprigs up here
This one took the cake, nicest ive seen shot in sconny.
Rig watching us clean up
Had a real slow day goin for us, look up and we have a group of about 8 mallards working with this "ghost" in the mix. He lacked all iridescents and color pigment. Had a bland black head, speculum and rump. He is at the taxi.
Might be my last goose hunt of the year, snowy and cold.
This may be my favorite shot of the season. The mutt chops himself watchin some birds
Packin er up, sad to see it go