Monday, December 19, 2011

johnny bluewings

sunday johnny b joined bob and me for another afternoon hunt. we spent some time scouting and found some nice potholes in the cattails that the bluewings were stacking up in. the birds worked the decoys great. cupped up and feet down all day long. johnny shot his first duck, a drake bluewing teal and followed it up with five more drake bluewings. not bad for a first time duck hunter! i shot a limit of drake bluewings and bob shot five bluewings and a stud drake ringer. johnny wanted a duck for the wall but all the birds are still early in their plume so he will have to wait for a late season duck. the highlight of the day was watching johnny wide eyed as hundreds of ducks worked our area. couldnt have asked for a better hunt with better people.

widgeon down south

first off let me apologize for the low quality pictures. my hunting camera is out of commission so all photos were taken with my phone. low light and phone photos dont mix well.

bob and i went to south florida for our annual sta weekend. saturday we had an afternoon hunt. we had a ton of widgeon working our spread but had a hard time getting them to commit. we were competing with a huge raft of coots in the middle of our cell that the widgeon kept landing in. we did manage a few shots and bagged two nice widgeon. not a ton of ducks but quality ones.