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No near explosion this time

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    Posted: 27 October 2017 at 08:41

We made it out to our swan place this time with out an explosion or fire.
Put out our swan decoys, moved a bit , put out the goose decoys, and the duck decoys went on the other side of our hidey hole.
We waited for about 35 minutes for shooting time and daylight.
This lake we are hunting is a distention mecca for goose/duck hunters across the north west.
There had to be 200 hunters hidden around the lake, shooting time and we herd one shot...
The big giant fly off feeding frenzy did not happen. We have had 3 days of 60 mph wind we thought the calm day forecasted would find the sky full of birds. NOPE not even many ducks changing among the ponds.
By 9:30 maybe 20 shots fired around the lakes odd indeed.
But things where looking up we could see birds in the air . A few pairs of ducks would swing by and check out the spread. Finally what we risked life and limb for , a string of about 10 swan and they where bee lining for our white trash bags. We hunkered down in the boat/duck blind and set motionless. The seconds felt like hours as the started to drop in to our set. An eternity past when the boy sprang up and hollered "Kill'm"
One, two three shots and then three more, On the last shell in my gun I connected and a big swan splashed down.
NO IDEA WHY we did not both get a swan. My son is an out standing shot gun shot. That he proved earlier this morning on ducks, but no swan, WOW. BUMMER!
We retrieved the big white bird and set there till 12:30 with out another shot. Picked up the deke's and went back. It is hard to complain with near a limit in ducks and a giant swan but it was slow hunting.

 

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I bet that hit with a thud
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Kerr Splash !!!! 
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The neck alone would feed a family of 4 for a week!

congratulations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2017 at 21:11
Congratulations D. 

That is a big bird. Way to go on the ducks too.

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