Day 25: Summer duck hunting

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Remember this? Last year in January? We've got a long way to go to get back here!
Remember this? Last year in January in Mer Rouge? We’ve got a long way to go to get back here!

We hunted ducks this morning in long-sleeve camo t-shirts. And a rain coat. No kidding. It was 80 degrees on Dec. 27. Who would have thought it. I can’t ever remember that.

But we did alright. They weren’t swarming by any means, but three of us killed 16. Nine were teal and seven mallards. That’s not bad. In fact, it is a whole letter better than it has been for sure.

We talked to a lot of folks who had a little better luck today, too. And there were a good many ducks flying, but they were really hard to work. It’s obvious that these are the same ducks for the most part that have been in the area for weeks. they seem to know where every blind and every decoy is.

I did hear from several sources Sunday afternoon that a good many ducks came in ahead of this front late today. I’m hoping that picks things up. We sure need some new ducks.

There is cold weather approaching from the west and they are having snow and sleet out there. We need some more of that up north, too, and it’s going to get a whole lot better. I’m ready, aren’t you?

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