Well, following a gut feeling I had we went to Avalon to hunt a pond. Got there and set up before LST. Had one puddle duck (black or mallard) land in before LST and immediately take off. 4 buffleheads landed and swam away. Once LST hit the skies were DEAD. I didn't see a single duck fly until around 7:30. After that, we got little spurts of black ducks flying. We managed to decoy in enough black ducks to get our limit. Shot one hen red-breasted merganser and one hen bufflehead more out of boredom than anything...lol. Brant harassed us all day, landing in the dekes constantly. The dog even swam out to retrieve one (live of course, we're not outlaws!) and the stupid thing just stayed there until shot got within 5 feet of it then fly to the other end of the pond! We got stuck in our pond until 2 when the tide finally came back. Don't know where all the ducks are this year? I haven't seen this few ducks in a long time. Not how I had hoped to send the season out.
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