Day 59: Amazing waterfowl hunt!

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Screen Shot 2017-01-28 at 6.03.47 PMWe started off the day in the wrong spot Saturday.  Things were pretty slow, but a buddy of mine called and said they were about to limit out and had lots of birds still flying. So we loaded up and headed down the road. By the time we got there, they had 24 ducks and were headed to the truck. We headed in and had just got settled in the blind when a whole flock of about 150 specklebellies came by.

I hit them with the call and they locked up and every one of them headed right into the decoys and landing. We popped up and got five out of that bunch. My guest from Realtree, Brad Shorr, said he’d like to do that again. I laughed and said you’ll be lucky to do that once in your lifetime. But then, about 15 minutes later, another group came and did the same thing. We got five more and had our limit. I’m still laughing. That’s one we won’t forget. We loaded up Brad’s son, Jackson, with the birds and it was all he could do to hold up the morning’s kill.

We didn’t have as many ducks flying, but we did have enough to get 19 ducks along with the geese so it was an outstanding hunt. Amazing might be a better word. Even after we limited out on specks, they still kept coming. Check out a video of that on our Facebook page. It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it in 50 years of waterfowl hunting.  Go to this page and scroll down:  https://www.facebook.com/Simmons-Sporting-Goods-248385291871423/

One more day and the 2016-17 season will be in the books. I can’t wait to see what the last day has in store. This has already been a memorable season. But we’ve always got room for one more good hunt!  Be safe out there.

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