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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Fall hunting stoke 2012
Pocket full of shells and time to myself
Late season duck surprise
So I had lamented my lack of outdoor time and hunting this fall. I was able to sneak out for a day this week and scout my deer hunting spot for the weekend. Like my last post on adapt or die, this post could have been another version of that. Our traditional hunting spots seem to be falling by the way side, pushing us more and more onto public land. That of course has a lot of challenges, mainly finding spots where nobody else isnt! That said, I have two tools that take me to places where others avoid (and hopefully animals dont!). One is my Surly Pugsley, the other is my Advantage solo canoe from Wenonah. Knowing that most folks will not hit their stands via water I took the boat out and did some paddling and found several amazing spots to check out come opener. Along the way, to my total amazement I also got into some huge duck action. I obviously stumbled into the late season mallards coming south as I saw hundreds of fat northern mallards and was able to shoot my fair share. After limiting out, I just sat and watched duck after duck come steaming into my set up.....