Thursday, November 27, 2008

thanksgiving mallards

went out this morning for my second annual thanksgiving duck hunt. got my first real triple and my first green head. three shots and three dead mallards. one of the hens definitely had some mottled in her back and beak but also had two white stripes on her speculum. doing my part to control the feral duck population. they must of wandered off of a golf course somewhere. well, they wont be returning. picked up the decoys by 8 a.m. and headed home to help the wife with the thanksgiving celebration preparations. so many things to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

broadmoor band

old fat slow invited me to share a permit on broadmoor this morning. ive only hunted there twice but it is by far my favorite place to duck hunt. today it became even more special. i shot my first banded duck to complete my limit. a mottled duck that was banded earlier this year in florida. not a huge migration but just as special as if it had come from canada. we finished both of our limits right as the sun was coming up. thanks again scott for another amazing hunt!

Monday, November 24, 2008

quail 08

bob butterfield was kind enough to take dustin and i out for a quail hunt. a good time was had by all. we ended the day with 27 birds between the 3 of us.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

united waterfowlers of florida

i did not fully understand what united waterfowlers of florida do for duck hunters. i have met some great members and even hunted with a few. i put joining on my "to do at some point list." after attending the meeting yesterday at the circle b ranch bar and seeing exactly what the organization does i went directly to the UW table and signed up. i want to be able to hunt these marshes but most importantly, i want my kids to be able to hunt these lands when i am long gone. UW is making sure that will happen. i am a long time member of DU and now i will be a long time member of UW. thank you guys for all that you have done for us on the florida waterfowling front! if you are a duck hunter in florida you should seriously consider joining up. its only $25. these are the guys who are responsible for getting goose season opened in florida.