Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Duck club weekend


Had a good weekend of hunting with my buddy at his duck club.  Good food, great wine, and of course, plenty of Mallards, with a Pintail pair and a Gadwall pair thrown in for good measure.  My attempt to get some quality video failed miserably, so I only have few photos to share.  Mallard Mulligan stew is on the menu later this week!
Ice eater doing its job
Picking up a cripple
Home-ready for cleaning

Monday, December 8, 2014

No room for error

It was a great shoot Sunday morning, with Bob going a perfect 7 for 7 on ducks-7 shots fired, 7 birds in the boat.  All said, I think we saw 16 ducks for the day-13 are now in the freezer, plus a giant Canadian goose that got a little closer to the boat than all his other (much smarter) buddies. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Double, then nothing.

Went out jump shooting Wednesday after work. Doubled on a couple geese at my first spot and never saw another bird after that-hope birds start showing up soon.  No complaints though, one of the geese came with a little jewelry.   

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2014 Opener

A couple pics from Saturday morning's opening day shoot.  A great time was had by all.  It was a great feeling to be back in the blind.  Now we wait for the Northerners to head our way...
All smiles on a great Opening Day
Sadie
Deke
Deke with a nice Gadwall
Tough to beat the setting

Monday, September 15, 2014

Early Season Goose

It's an odd thing, goose hunting in 90 degree weather.  The off season has been long, and the old Benelli and my pooch were itching for some action, so I hit the river for a couple hours early Saturday morning.  We only had one opportunity, but made the most of it...  One more month until the real fun begins!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dog Training Video

 I setup the iPhone5s to film Sadie on her Sunday afternoon workout.  I didn't get it exactly how I wanted, but it'll work.  I'm a duck hunter through and through.  I don't run field trials or hunt tests, just train for fun, and because the dog loves it.  Someday, when I have more free, time I'd like to get into the Field Trial game.  But for now, it's just me and my doggie having fun on a Sunday afternoon in May, and I'm just as happy running her up the Swakane as I would be at the AKC National Amateur Championships in Roseburg Oregon.

We're working on lengthening her out in heavier cover.  The marks are in 200-250 yard range, blinds are 150-175.  Wind is from upper left corner of the screen.  Best viewed in full screen, and even then it's hard to see that far.  Clicking the Full Screen button before you hit play with give you the highest quality video...



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