When the lightning and thunder woke me up at 2 a.m., I just about figured our hunting would be ruined for the day. But by time to get up, it was clear and the stars were shining. Man, I’m glad. We had a great hunt. It started slow because there was no wind right at legal shooting hours. We popped one here and one there, but when the sun came out and the wind picked up a little bit, it got ugly.
We ended up with 30 ducks and several specks for six hunters and were out of there before 9 a.m. The neat thing was they were all big ducks. We had 16 mallards in the 30 , and the rest were pintails and gadwalls. We saw several big groups of ducks.
We were sitting there at 25 ducks for a little bit, but then a big wad of gadwalls came by and we got five out of the last bunch. A good way to end and awfully good hunt. I don’t know why. I figured with all the fresh water it would be tough. But we were in the right spot at the right time.
The good news is that a lot of these ducks acted like new ducks. They worked well and I think we got a push of ducks with that last rain. We haven’t hunted that spot for a couple of days and I think that helped. If you have more than one spot and you can keep from hunting the same spot every day this last week, it will probably help you.
Be safe. Eight days to go and counting…