Had a great day on the edge of the river this morning! I started the day off with a big bang that cleared the skies – let me explain. We had everything set up and it was just past shooting time when three mallards started working our decoys. They ended up hovering 15 feet over our spread and my cousin said, “Just tell me when.” I replied with take ‘em which I followed up with a shot. My cousin had his gun up but never got to shoot, because my first shot had taken out all 3 ducks! 2 mallard drakes and a hen. I do believe that’s the first time I’ve tripled, I know it is the first time that only 3 came in and I shot all 3 with one shot!! I was focused in on one of the greenheads, but evidently they lined up just right for me as I squeezed off the shot – talk about lucky I think that just might bring my shooting percentage over the 100% mark! I’ll do my best to humble myself tomorrow I’m sure.
We ended up finishing the day with 8 ducks – 3 mallards, 4 gadwall, and a golden eye. Not too bad for two guys. A beautiful morning (a little too pretty) but the ducks still filtered in giving us a very memorable hunt on the river.