It’s 2014. Wow! Time does fly by when you are having fun! The past two weeks have been good ones for me. Lots of celebrating, good eating, hunting and visiting with friends and family. We took a break from the daily blog, but we’re back to our routine beginning today. I hope you had a great Christmas season and enjoyed some time pursuing your favorite outdoor activity, or at least sharing stories about it.
But now it’s time to get my ducks in a row.
This week, I’ll be sharing some of the Holiday Season experiences I had, from cooking and eating to visiting with friends and family to actually hitting the woods and fields in search of ducks and deer and the like.
For starters, I wanted to share this photo. The four (look closely – three drakes and a hen) in the lower right hand corner are NOT decoys. But they set a good example for getting things in order for the new year! Although, they are not as smart as the ones in the back, who seem to be swimming the other way. Those who know me well realize they are already probably out of shooting range for me anyway!
There’s not much that is more exciting than sitting and watching ducks cup up their wings and dive into the flooded woods or buzz the decoys in a rice field spread. It makes grown men act like little boys. Half the fun is just watching them (the ducks and the hunters), having time to share with hunting buddies and, well, it doesn’t hurt to fire a few successful shots, either. Especially around suppertime. More on that later!
Duck hunting success has been up and down the past week or so, but this extreme cold weather coming again might bring us a few more birds, or at least freeze up some shallows and concentrate the birds that are here at bit more. Either way, you can’t beat a good duck hunt.
NOTE: The East Zone (our region) season remains open through Jan. 26. Enjoy.