First ever gobbler taken during youth hunt. Spotted the gobbler about a half hour after sunrise. He was strutting for a hen in full display about 300 yards from us. About a half hour later a second gobbler appeared about 150 yards in the opposite direction and started putting on a show of his own. The first gobbler had enough of that after 10-15 minutes and bolted toward the other. I was trying to watch via binoculars and saw the first fight the second and the second retreated back into the woods. I figured now he was too far for us to have a chance. Wrong! He was worked up now and ran toward us covering the distance in just a few minutes. We had a new Avian-x Jake decoy and hen decoy set in front of us. He came in ready to do battle. With my heart beating out of my chest I whispered to my son to take his best shot. The Tom never knew we were there and my son dropped him no more than 20 yards in front of us. What an amazing experience!
Heading down with a Boy Scout Troop to fish the Oregon Inlet - Kitty Hawk area. Staying at the local campground on the beach. Anyone have input as to what we might be targeting from the beaches and what the best setup would be? Any advice would be appreciated to help the troop land some fish.
First big girl of the year
Had to make a cast or two with the milder weather this past week. First fish of 2013 gonna be hard to beat. This ranks either 1 or 2 as far as my personal best is concerned. No scale and I quickly released the big girl. Measured about 20 inches long but had a massive girth. Big Fat Pig :-)
Found my lucky hunting shirt so I had to give it one more shot this afternoon. Most of the area was iced over but found moving water from a small creek. Managed to drop my first NC duck on the last day. A nice drake Woodie. Looking forward to opening day....
Just wanted to share a few pics from this season. I had to travel back to south Louisiana to shoot some ducks this year. I've lived here a few years and am just this season trying to find areas to duck hunt. I'm scouting the local lakes and game lands to try to find a decent spot to take my son. So far, coots on Harris lake has been my best success. Anyway, here are a few shots from a weekend trip to Pass-A-Loutre WMA during the Christmas break.
What is the outlook for tomorrow? I'm seeing a fair amount of new ducks on the local ponds/lakes.
Anyone else seeing any new birds? Saw Ringnecks, Gadwall, Wigeon and Mallards this afternoon that were not there a few days ago :-)