Only been out a couple of times myself, but a nicely mixed bag, mallards, gadwalls, pintail, green wing teal, shoveler/spoonbill...and the new pup is really loving it too! She has had one real nice retrieve that sailed across the lake about 150yds and into some thick tuleys. She got real close on her own marking it and then took my blind retrieve commands well to find it from there!
Doing very well, until everything flooded and the big birds switched to farmers fields for feeding.
For a couple days I had the spot where all the local ringnecks wanted to go to die, it was magic. I had to hold out for singles and pairs so I wouldn't go over my limit nothing like having the birds that have spotted you trying to take off and crashing into birds still trying to land.
Opening day is Friday for the 2nd stretch. I'll be headed out tomarow all day to do some last minute scouting on some new locals I've been seeing lots and lots of ducks up this way this year should be great.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...