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Wish I had a dog

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.

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Yeah duck hunting can be ralk

Yeah duck hunting can be ralk hard without a dog especially in a pond as they can be deep.  River hunitng no so bad as you can use the current to your advantage. 

Did you see alot of ducks?  There was a lot of trucks at the SWA there in Evans??

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I swear those things are

I swear those things are wearing bullet proof vests half the time.  They are really tough to track down sometime if they are not killed right away. Good that you got out though........

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Goosehunter-- The duck

Goosehunter-- The duck numbers were not amazing but there were enough there to give me a couple opportunities. At this point in my waterfowl hunting career that is all I can really ask for. It was a fun time but I just wish I could have recovered those two ducks. Or even have gotten a shot at the coyote that ran off with one of them. Now that would have been a story to tell.

"I shot a duck that landed in a coyotes mouth. He looked at me like I was crazy and I knew he was going to split any second. As soon as he started to go I let him have it and killed two birds with one stone... or a duck and a coyote!" Atleast that is how the story would get told on its hundreth telling.