Monday, February 1, 2010
End of the Season
Saturday was the final day of waterfowl season in Delaware. As is our Club tradition, we held a Continental/Release Shoot and lunch for members and guests.
In the morning, several members, including myself, ventured out in frigid weather to the Duck Blinds to hunt ducks.Nothing like going out in a boat in 15 degree weather, in the dark, to set out the decoys.
At 11:00 a.m. 19 guns headed to the field for the Continental Shoot. Just as we marshalled for the shoot it began to snow. The snow got heavier throughout the shoot and made for some adverse conditions for both dog and shooter. Nevertheless, we all had good fun and good shooting.
After the Shoot, we retired to the Clubhouse for a splendid buffet of steaming hot pulled pork sandwiches, Texas style brisket, smoked kielbasa, corn bread and greens...all washed down with good beer and whiskey. The crew included members,friends, guests, daughters and sons, and everyone enjoyed the sport and the camraderie.
It is depressing when the season ends...although Snow Goose is still open and we plan to get in at least one hunt for those "sky-carp." Now we look forward to the opening of Dove Season in September with fishing and other outdoor pursuits keeping us occupied for the next several months. As for me, that includes the start of Lacrosse season and my Coaching duties as well as the Spring Steeplechase Season.