November 11, 2010
Saturday morning, NW winds 20-25 mph.. Snowing...
Wake up, got going, got to my favorite spot, set up and things are looking good, shooting hours start and ducks flying everywhere but by me...
Phone rings, it's my boss and he asks if I can come to work because there's outages in the county.. (Im a lineman for a REA) I'm not on call so I was pissed.. Told him I was 30 mins from town, he said ok I'll call someone else..
Soon the birds were coming right in.. My head wasn't in it after that call. Probably missed 12 shots before I connected..
Then a group of bills swung the dekes and I scratched one out of the group.. My dog brought it back.. In the snow and it was completely awesome!!!
Then my boss calls again and says "Mort I need you to come in" ( I still give him a hard time) all this happened before 830 ish. I left and went to work like a fool! I still regret it, should have never answered cuz I haven't hunted any weather like that since.
Lesson learned... Leave phone in pickup, or don't answer!!!!