The Final March
The Fall ’12 seasons were kicked off in fun fashion with doves and teal. The sunflowers planted in April provided a lot of shooting and laughs for our guests and friends! We put water on a few different moist soil units for teal season and the little blue rockets didn’t disappoint. Guests were treated to fast and furious teal action in the morning and limits of doves in the afternoon. The dogs got in a great early season workout, as did the grill that was kept loaded up with dove and teal poppers! This was also my first fall with my new bride in the field…I’m a lucky man!
There aren’t enough hours in the day between the end of teal season and the beginning of regular duck season. There are crops to get out of the field, mowing to be done, pumps to fire up, blinds to brush, and decoys to rig! All of the above-water stilt blinds in the timber are brushed with pin oak limbs that need to be cut before the leaves dry out, while our pits are grassed with prairie cord grass. We were able to get a couple new pits put in as well, and I’m looking forward to sitting in them this Fall!! As the time draws near…the endless, sweaty hours of summer are about to pay off.
The winds have swung around to the NW and a couple good early fronts have ushered in the first new arrivals of big ducks. Our regular season opener is October 27th and we are anxiously awaiting it as the fall flight index promises another banner Fall. I’ve been involved with waterfowl hunting for over 30 years, but the fire inside burns as strong as ever. As we all begin our favorite time of year, I encourage you to be supportive of your fellow hunters and an example in the field for younger generations. Nothing safeguards our hunting community more than our ability to unite as ONE team!! Let’s work together to promote goodwill among each other…our hunting legacy depends on it.
I hope everybody has a great and safe Fall! I truly enjoy inviting you into the blind with us all season…thanks for following along!