Day 40: Duck, duck, snow

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IMG_3764We don’t get a chance to duck hunt in the snow very often here at home, so that made this morning special.  The snow everywhere just made everything look so great and then the ducks we saw worked great. We got a pile of ducks, almost all mallards and pintails.  There were a few geese and gadwalls flying, too.

It seems like when it’s snowy the ducks just want to find somewhere to land. We’ve seen that in other places. They see the open water, then see some more “ducks” and hear the call and here they come. It was one of the best mornings we’ve had. The water had a little slush in it, but it wasn’t frozen. Tuesday morning if the wind isn’t blowing it may freeze over a bit, but we can break it up.

This is looking like a good week with sunny skies and some wind if we can get it early. There aren’t tons of ducks, but there are enough to make for some good hunts. We are two-thirds of the way through the season and so far it’s been a good one. Not one of the best, but certainly not one of the worst. Hopefully we’ll finish it out strong. Either way, today’s hunt made it a memorable season in that we got to do something we don’t normally get to.

Take care. Be safe out there.