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.

2 comments:

Holly Heyser said...

Hope you at least had breathable waders!

Kirk River Mud said...

Ugh. No. Sweaty waders. :)