Monday, October 6, 2008

It's Getting Closer!






And it's still 80 degrees,not good.Since I have been home almost an entire week I haven't done much in the way for preparing for the end of the week duck hunt/camping trip.To be honest I really figured either work or weather would interfere.It looks good as of now.The temps have warmed back up a bit so whatever ducks were on there way down here have stopped for a break I'm sure.The weather seems like it will dip a few degrees mid week then a little rain on opening day and warm back up for the weekend.I got my decoys all picked out and cleaned up from sitting on a shelf for almost two years now.I went to a little WMA by my house that's also part of a city park.I fish in the pond all the time but have never walked around the wetlands trails.It took me over three hours to walk only about half of the trails but it was good exercise and I got some great pictures.That being said the habitat was great yet only two groups of geese.I was looking,I didn't see a wood duck,a teal or even a mallard on the entire property.I have to say if I go spend three days in the woods and I don't see a single bird,I will be a little upset.I suppose I will just have to tell myself it's better than being at work,to bad it's a ton more expensive than being at work as well.

4 comments:

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

It "looks" ducky . . . you may be surprised once you get to a spot and start calling. Sometimes they start crawling out of the woodwork.

tugboatdude said...

yeah that wasn't where I will be hunting but it's close,same habitat and everything.Only one way to find out is to try.

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Trying is the most exciting part about hunting. I found this new spot by the house that I want to try this weekend. Going to take the kayak and a few decoys . . . should be a blast. May shoot a lot may shoot nothing that uncertainty makes hunting so enjoyable.

tugboatdude said...

yes I agree if you don't try you will never know what could have been.Plus if I wasn't going hunting I would just end up sleeping in and being worthless and wasting my time off.