Wednesday, January 02, 2008
today quackbob and i decided to forgo his ocklawaha permit to try and bag a pintail or widgeon at merritt island. bad choice! we got there early and set up. 20 mins before "legal" teal were everywhere. we thought we were on our way to limitsville for sure. 5 mins before "legal" the birds completely disappeared. for the whole day i fired 4 shots at 2 birds. i did bag a young drake northern shoveler (spoonbill) which is a bird that i have never harvested before. its a good thing it wasnt a full plume drake because my taxidermy bill is starting to get up there. bob shot a hen green wing teal. live and learn. next time we will stick with the original plan. still had a ton of fun.