Because a morning duck hunt requires an early rise, members of our Club like to get down to the Farm the night before. Before we hit the racks, we often sit at the bar and have a bracing shot of whiskey or three as well as a few beers. The trick is to drink just enough that it promotes a quick descent into sleep...but not enough that residual effects at 6:45 A.M. legal shooting time make you feel like dry heaving into your blind bag.
The bar at the Club is a comfortable room. A fireplace, stuffed waterfowl and deer heads, a place for your faithful hunting dog to slumber, a poker table for nights after the hunting is done and the guns are in their cases, all combine for a general old school feel. The bar seats 4 and the couch and chairs hold the overflow. Windows behind the bar afford a clear view of the HD TV in the living room so you can watch the game while you drink.
The waterfowl season ends this Saturday. Tonight will find this hunter and a few of the guys at the club preparing for tomorrow's hunt as well as a full day on Saturday. The weather is cold and we expect some snow tomorrow. We bagged some geese on Monday and hope for a few more, as well as some black ducks or mallards to be hanging at the picking house.