|Ring Neck taken with a Merkel Model 8|
|Of course these Mallards were loafing in an area with no hunting. Typical.|
|One of many ponds.|
I moved to my last spot, a small pond I knew that would be in the pathway of waterfowl that would be making their way back their night roost. I arrived at this spot with about a hour or so of light. The pond was clear of any waterfowl except a number of coots, so I made my way down the river looking to jump shoot a duck or two. Kaiser and I made our way down south and flushed a Ring Necked duck it flow south away from me and then turned back north just above me. I took the bead of my Merkel Model 8 and took him with a number 4 Hevi-Shot Classic Barrel out of my right barrel. He plopped into the water and before I could call Kaiser I heard him dive into the river to retrieve it. This was Kaiser's first river retrieve. I imagined to capture the retrieve on film but not the shot. I'll upload it when I'm home.
|I love these small Sierra towns|