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.