Monday, December 21, 2009

This Is It!

THIS is the longer, colder duck season. It opened on Saturday. RNH and I were working so we couldn't get out. Sundays = no hunting, so we finally made it out on Monday (today!) We're on day shift for a while so it is perfect timing!!! We woke up at 6am and got out there at 6:30, ready to go, waiting in the dark for the ducks.

We set up in the Fatal Funnel, that I had mentioned before. I am on one side, RNH is on the other. I literally see about sixty ducks, which is a ton for us. RNH can't see them because they're behind him and over his head. We have to be quiet, but I constantly want to yell out a squeal when I see a flock flying over. After about an hour and a half, we realize that this Fatal Funnel is just not a good spot. The ducks come off the pond to the south of us, and fly north (shouldn't they be flying the other way!??!). When they're flying- they're GOING. They're not looking for a place to land, so they're clipping along at a good speed. This just isn't going to work. We have no way to line the bead up on the duck and get a shot off. We've got to come up with something else.

Tomorrow we're going to go out and try to set up north of the Fatal Funnel, in a spot where the river meets the pond. It is adjacent to an old tobacco field. We know the ducks fly over this as they're leaving the Fatal Funnel. We're thinking that we might try to set up the decoys and call them in as they're leaving the Secret Pond. We'll see. I'm dying to get a bird. This is it, this is the season I'm going to get a duck!!!

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