Monday, September 23, 2013

Hottest Waterfowl Hunt of a Lifetime

Had we killed some geese on this 95 degree morning, it would be a fabulous bookend to my 2009 blog post, "Coldest Waterfowl Hunt of a Lifetime," where we hunted hard in -17F windchills (-4F air temp) and ultimately prevailed over the geese.  But prevail we did not, on this humid and sweltering morning.    It was hot (85F) when we left the dock at 6:10am.   It was hot (88F) at dawn.  It was hot when we picked up the decoys at 8:40am (91F), without seeing or hearing a goose.

That said, it was a fine time.  There was a breeze, at least for awhile.  Several good flocks of ducks stopped in to check out the well-managed habitat around the blind.  Hope the ducks come back for duck season.   I hope to hunt hard and hunt smart this season.   Guess I'll have to wait for another day to get the smartness going.


Holly Heyser said...

Hope you at least had breathable waders!

Kirk Mantay said...

Ugh. No. Sweaty waders. :)

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