Sunday was a pretty day, but a mixed bag. Not as many ducks as earlier. I thought it was going to be a fantastic last week, but the wads of ducks we had early in the week just left. The storms from yesterday settled down and gave duck hunters one last good shot for the year. There were a mix of mallards, pintails and gadwalls across the whole area. An good number of teal were still hanging around as well. They were seriously decoy shy and it was a tough end to the season overall.
I hope you had a good, safe hunt. The sun has set on another duck season. The 2017-18 season is in the books. It wasn’t the best one ever, but it was good at times. Things started off pretty mediocre and there were bad days. But there were good days, too. I guess it can’t be good all the time.
Weather was a major factor. We had everything from a drought to begin the season to an ice storm in the last days of East Zone hunting this year. And there were some good numbers of ducks later in the season. A mixed bag overall. Put another one in the books and thank the good Lord for the blessings to be able to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors. And it doesn’t get a lot better than right around here.
Even though we can’t hunt anymore, come by the store and share your stories. We’d love to hear from you and see you. Make sure you clean up your gear and take care of your guns. You don’t want to put that off. And always remember Simmons’ Sporting Goods for all your hunting and outdoor needs. Stay safe.