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2020 Waterfowl Reports
Was out on Horicon for the second opener on Saturday afternoon. Hunted a spot I've never hunted before (bogs really changed some of my spots), and saw maybe 20 total ducks in 3.5 hours. Shot once at a woody passing by and missed. Anybody else seeing anything out there this season? I've had a couple poor outings. I'll be trying again Saturday morning..
Interesting day in terms of different waterfowl species seen. Mallards, wigeon, pintails, shovelers, ringnecks, cans, and even goldeneyes. Got 5 today, but didn't take advantage of a few additional opportunities that were there (looking wrong way, etc, etc). Pic of 3 drake mallards and a drake goldeneye. 1 bird was not photo worthy.
When all the scouting and hard works pays off. I don't normally hunt 4 guys but we found a good batch of birds last night and I felt comfortable we would have a good shoot. Well did we ever. 22 birds total. 12 wood ducks 8 teal and 2 pintails. A hunt i won't soon forget. Birds had feet down and we never made a shot outside 25 yards. Great day with a great friends. We shall see what tomorrow brings.
' "Until you have courted the bluebills in the snow you have not tasted of the purer delights of waterfowling" ' My alltime favorite hunting book--Gordon Macquarrie was a master story teller.
It also reminds me of Gordon MacQuarrie and "Stories of the Old Duck Hunters" series. One I remember was The Bluebills Died at Dawn
A page right out of A Sand County Almanac!
Good report. And a good command of the English language.