Deckhand, Dude, Tuit and I hit the road early this morning in search of success on our first teal hunt of the year. No scouting, just show up, set up and hope they show...
Deckhand threw out the deeks, to include the motion butts, which one lost its top, the other sank
Little man ready to go
Just after LST we had a nice flight buzz the spread 4ft off the deck twice without commiting, I was taking them on the third trip, but they went on their merry way. After that we had a pair come thru, neither left.
Throughout the morning we had several missed opportunities and should have been done by 730, but things just didn't work out that way.
Deckhand let a bird dang near land on him, and then that sucker didn't want to flush! Tuit got her chance to chase a wounded one, and won
Once we figured we wouldn't see any more birds, we called it quits..and three more dumped in on us. Unfortunatly, all three just flew out faster than they came in!
Deckhand admiring the birds
me showing dude how to place the birds on the strap
Dude figuring it out with a little help from HIS dog
DWADR in full swing