Monday, February 2, 2015

Season highlight video

A best of from the 2014-15 waterfowl season--video and pics.  Special thanks to Bob, Rob, Ric, Steve, John, Ed, Roger, and of course, our trusty retrievers Sadie and Deke.  Ducks are tough to see in the first 30 seconds unless you're watching on a bigscreen. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hunting with a legend

Recently, we had the good fortune to hunt with a Northwest duck hunting and calling legend:  Roger Reynolds.  You can read about Roger here in an archived article from the Ellensburg Daily Record.  Bob and Roger go way back, hunting partners and buddies for nearly half a century.  After watching 1000's of ducks pile into open water just next to our spread we moved from our first spot, and proceeded to shoot our limits of mallards and pintails in just under an hour.  And this time, I was able to get some video before the hunt was over, it's nothing special, but better than what I've produced in the past.

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

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