Buddy and I hit the bay. We were talking how it was going to be gang busters or the skids but no in between. When we started the day with 15 ringnecks in the dekes we knew how the day was going to go. Had to bust ice off the dekes everytime we retrieved our birds but a memorable hunt for sure.
Fish and I had a great time yesterday making the best of the conditions at a bingo. With a small pocket and ice, chasing birds sucks. So squeeze until click.
Canadian National caught multiple shells. Folded on the ice shelf next to the pocket. Then it stood up, looked around like it was no big deal and started casually walking, the entire time spraying the ice with red.
We should have had a bluebill in boat and a couple more mallards but that's how it goes. I could get used to diver hunting especially when the weather is like this. It was pretty toasty in the boat with the heater and boat blind. Lol.
Went out this morning chasing divers and squaw in a layout hunt with a guide, and it was epic (first time duck hunting where my wife and I have seen ducks - but pretty much new to it). We were pretty much in birds constantly (probably had more than a couple of hundred work over us and saw who knows how many more, and if I wasn't so rusty shooting we probably would have had a limit in an hour or two. Even the blind squirrel finds a nut though - and we ended up shooting a limit with 2 beautiful drakes, and a wall hanger hen. Most hillarious moment was the redheads that buzzed us without a shot fired - the other half figured I must not be shooting for a reason. Planning on getting the drake below and the nice hen mounted in the pair (any suggestions on a good taxidermist?). Heading out again tomorrow.
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