Saturday, October 30, 2010

North Dakota Hunting Part 2

After a wonderful hunting trip with Gary, Chandler, Steven, Matt, and Dad two weekends ago I returned to the same location with Matt and Dad for more duck hunting last weekend. Luckily I was able to ride with Matt from the Cities to Fargo, where we crashed for the night. Dad joined us there and we left early Saturday to ensure an early morning hunt on the water.

In the years we've been going to this ND location we have never seen as many other hunters....which happened to coincide with far fewer ducks. We still had enough ducks to go around and neared our limit, even though it required more time and effort than the weekend before. Once again we shot, and more often than not the birds kept flying. Overall it was wonderful weather, with heavy fog the second day, and a wonderful time together.

On a personal note, during the trips it was the first time seeing and identifying Gray Partridge in the field. The 300th bird on my list

Monday, October 18, 2010

North Dakota Hunting

We had wonderful weather in North Dakota for duck hunting this past weekend. Warm weather, wind, and a few birds on almost every pond made for great comfortable hunting. Everyone shot some ducks but shot at many more. This was the first year that Steven joined us for the family get together and I hope that it is the first of many.

I learned of and was reminded of a few things on this trip.
  1. Chandler is a pretty good shot.
  2. Men in Binford ND must be really tall, that or the plumber had trouble with the installation in the bar.
  3. Steven's hunting day is Saturday, but on Sunday he gives the ducks a break.
  4. I can give my dad a piggyback ride.
  5. The water is still cold when it goes over the boots and waders.
  6. Dad is still an awesome shot.
  7. Spending a day hunting with family is wonderful.