Friday, December 31, 2010
I am just in from one of the most memorable hunts i have ever done.
Today was another one of those beautiful winter days with a low hazy sun and no wind. The scenery was incredible. Snow blanketed the Ct and NY shores and gave everything a winter wonderland look. To top it all off this morning was one of the calmest mornings i have ever been on the water, and not to toot my horn, but i have spent a lifetime on Long Island sound. I do wish i could have shared the morning with a hunting buddy.
Ok, i know you all want to know how much steel was put through the air, so here it goes. I started the morning a little rough. The ramp was not cleared of snow and i had to use the 4 wheel drive. I considered launching over the sand but that had more snow on it. I had to move around a giant drift to get the boat in. For those of you that do not know CT was blanketed buy at least a foot of snow on Sunday night, and combined with 40mph winds made for a memorable storm. My brother plows for the town and i am sure he is going to go Kimber shopping next week.
About 20 minutes later another one came in and i dropped that one too. A beautiful drake! One of the best looking birds ever to grace the sky. Then a bunch of buffle heads came in and i missed them horribly. I missed a few more easy shots, but i finally managed a hen buffle head at 9. To be honest this was a great day. The weather could not have been better. My sub par shooting skills could use some improvement, but there was a lot of birds in the air. So i took my First golden eyes today. I wish i had some extra loot to get the drake mounted, but hey i got some nice pics. Now to see how they taste.