Saturday, December 18, 2010

Waterfowler's Catch 22


Duck season re-opened in Delaware yesterday. Some of the boys and I went to the Clubhouse Thursday night. We discovered that the river and marsh were largely frozen over. All this cold weather we have had really locked up the river and the boat ramps are all unusable. We did have some open water...just enough to get out some decoys...but not in front of our blinds...so we had to conceal ourselves along the banks in the reeds. This is the Catch 22...we hope for cold weather to move the migratory birds down our way...and then the water in front of the Blinds is frozen solid.
We had ducks moving...nothing decoyed in....I think we were not well concealed in our spots on the bank.
We'll keep at it...and Goose season re-opens Thursday. We'll most likely have great success on the Geese as they are all over the place on the farm.

3 comments:

ADG said...

I love your huntin' stories mostly because I used to shoot at everything that moved as a little kid and now I don't even own a gun anymore. But Duck Hunting was always a tough one for me. I hated the cold and hated the waiting.

Main Line Sportsman said...

I always knew there was something I liked about you ADG......

TRAWETS NILTGEOV said...

Jealous. Only been able to get out once this season 'cause of the little one and I'm shaking with the thought of knocking a few honkers out of the sky...