My buddies and I have been upland hunting for a while, but I’ve never made it out Waterfowling. With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to get a nice goose or some duck for the table. I’ve been bothering my friend Rob forever to take me out, but since he moved to Tennessee, CW and I took matters into our own hands.
Before the hunt I cleaned my shotgun. This has to be the cleanest its been since it left the factory.
Finally getting it out for its intended purpose.
CW and I left his place in Stafford well before first light, and in about twenty degrees.
The views alone were worth it.
I don’t know how these photos came out so great.
We had some flock of geese come by, and had a good chance at two ducks. It was slow, as the weather was too nice. I should have had those two ducks, but its hard to be ready when its that slow.
The weather hasn’t been ideal, but I didn’t know that before booking our hunt. I did learn a lot though, and hopefully we’ll have a much more fruitful hunt when I get my group out there.
The first two ducks we saw swooped by before we even saw them. The second two I really should have hit and missing them is still haunting me.
Bluebird day. Since the action was so slow, The Crabman offered CW and I half off our next trip. Class Act. I’m going to plan one for January. Mark your calendars.
CW, no shade at all, but I have to show this.
The crabman came to get us at low tide.
Since we didn’t have waders, he offered to carry us. CW went first.
He asked if CW was about 250… Somehow, he not only held CW up, but managed to walk him through the water and mud about 20 yards.
It was an amazing feat of strength.
I don’t always got to Moes…
After the first attempt at washing my face.
Our lone prize.
I breasted this one out, got some leg meat too, but still ordered a few ducks from the organic butcher of McLean for Thanksgiving. Thanks again to CW for prospecting with me.
Posted my first report to DU
I can’t wait to get the rest of the group out in January when the weather finally cools down and the migration heats up. Thanks to The Crabman and Richard for taking us out.