Before I got the shot off I saw a local here at this pond. We chatted for a while and he gave me the inside scoop of where to find birds. One spot was the exact spot Bill had success and had let me know about last week. The local, Bob said all the big birds and stacked there now. So I decided to head up in the hopes of getting Kaiser his first mallard. Like the last time I was worried about the road that is now covered in snow. Like Bill had told me, Bob confirmed all was needed was 4x4 and I should be okay. With that intel I headed up to elevation.
With that debacle behind me, I moved down to the valley floor returning to the pond I found earlier this morning. This time even more canvasbacks were among the birds. There was at least 6 of them. this time these birds stayed way out of shotgun range and I could not even get a shot before they left. Today was a rough one but I suppose that is hunting but at least it could be worse...I could be this guy:
|I have no idea what is wrong with this guy's eye. Disgusting and sad.|