Is that a punt gun or are you just happy to see me?
The next 10 days are shaping up, and it's maddening (just ask my wife). Deer hunt on the eastern shore - canceled. Goose hunt near the PA border - confirmed. Canvasback and goose hunt on the eastern shore - confirmed. I am cashing in some favors to hunt some different rivers and to do some different types of hunts than I've been doing since January, 2010. I'm in a bit of a rut, so who knows, maybe this will pull me out?
Work is totally insane, as predicted. Family life moves on at warp speed, as predicted. Maybe - just maybe - I'll have a couple of amazing days outdoors before waterfowl season ends, and the late winter blues - usually February 1 - April 1 - set in.
Word came today that two duck hunters drowned in separate accidents in eastern Virginia. Both were extremely healthy young men under age 30. Everybody be careful out there, don't get in a boat alone, and make sure that PFD is handy (or on you, preferably). No amount of ducks, geese, or fish are worth dying out there in some godforsaken frozen river.