So it begins! Day 1 had some really good hunts this morning on our properties closer to the coast. Our stuff up on the northern portion was a little off for our club as we're still waiting on farmers to finish harvesting 2nd crop rice. Given how much it has warmed up over the last handful of days, we're happy with how things went this morning. Highlight had to be the blond pintail that was harvested and going on the wall at the lodge.
Day 2 resulted in more successful hunts! Our day hunt groups all had great shoots and the duck club was either feast or famine. Given the warm temperatures and full moon, opening weekend went about as good as we could have realistically hoped for. Getting 2nd crop rice harvested on 3 of our farms in the coming 2 weeks and then water pumped up will also help our club properties out.
Great pics was that a blonde Mallard hen? Too cool. Glassed a Drake gadwall Wigeon hybrid this weekend hanging w large group of gadwalls. Hope he comes back or stays. Never seen hybrid before. Pretty darn cool