I got out today for the start of the second duck split east of I-25. The ducks weren't around the pond I was on like they were a couple weeks ago but I still got a couple. I couldn't recover two though that I have to think I could have with a dog. One of them made it into some cottonwoods only 80 yards from us after being hit. I started going over to recover her about ten minutes after she flew in and I was treated to the sight of a coyote running away with my duck in its mouth! The other duck crumpled hard when I hit him and I was sure that he was dead on impact with the ground. My buddy ran straight over to the spot it fell right after I shot it and he couldn't find it. I went over to help him and after a half hour of looking we couldn't find it. There were feathers in the muck but the best we could guess was that it made it into the weeds. It did not leave a good taste in my mouth. I didn't like leaving there without recovering them. Atleast the coyote got a free meal.