Sunday, December 28, 2008

alabama gadwalls

today i joined the scearce brothers and crew for an alabama gadwall hunt. what a show! we had lots of birds working the spread early but only few committed to the decoys. these were my first gadwalls so it was a real treat. we ended the day with seven gadwall which we took home and ate for dinner. the chattanooga crew are first rate and i had a blast with them in the blind. thanks again daniel for the invite!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

foggy hunt

lots of fog but no ducks

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

cold front

good for the ducks not so good for the fish. vince and i took my boat out for its first real fishing trip on kissimmee. vince was a punk and caught the first bass on MY boat! it was the only fish we caught.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

bacon wrapped blue cheese bbq duck

8 duck breasts
1 bottle of everglades wild orange marinade
1 block of blue cheese
2 packs of bacon
1 jar of bbq sauce ( I prefer cattleman’s)

cut duck breasts into bite size pieces and marinate in everglades wild orange marinade for 24 hours. wrap duck and a small slice of blue cheese in a half piece of bacon. use a toothpick (soak in water so they wont burn in oven) to hold the ingredients together. spray a cookie sheet with pam oil and place duck on top. cook at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 45 mins or until bacon is crispy. dab bbq sauce on duck and put back in oven for 3 mins.

mirrored citrus vinaigrette salad

mixed greens
roasted pine nuts
dried cranberries
diced star fruit
blue cheese crumbles
bacon crumbles
everglades wild orange marinade mixed with olive oil


mac murray ranch pinot noir wine

Sunday, December 07, 2008

new ride

took the family out for a test drive the other day and had a picnic in the middle of lake hunter. of course i couldnt resist taking a few casts.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

merritt island pinners

i got to go hunting with "shotgun ed" and "notaduck" today over at merritt island. we were covered up in pintails all day. at first light we had about 200 land in our decoys. an amazing sight! ive never seen anything like it before. we must have seen 500 total throughout the morning. we didnt see any other ducks but we all shot a pinner each and enjoyed the show. it was great to watch notaducks dog, lucas, retrieve the ducks. it was the first time i had ever duck hunted with a dog. sure makes you want to own a good bird dog.