Monday, October 13, 2008

Quack, Quack, Quack

Waterfowl Weekend 2008

Well the waterfowl marathon weekend is now over. We started on Saturday when 6 of us, Me, Dad, Nate, Megan, Sammy and Tanner headed out to Farmington Bay. We haven't hunted here is a long time but have heard good things about it. We arrived at about 6:15 and dressed up in warm clothes and started walking down the dike. We walked about a half mile and setup and waited for the opening. We ended up getting 3 ducks buy the time we were ready to head back to the truck. A good day.
On Sunday, Me, Nate and Tanner headed back to Farmington Bay. There was a couple inches of snow on the ground when we woke up and the freeway around Centerville we pretty snow covered. Once we arrived we walked East this time on the dike instead of West. This was a very good choice we found out later. The birds flew constantly all morning long and we end up running out of shotgun shells. We ended the day with 4 birds.

On the way off the dike we decided to do a guided hunt the next day. I called a guy and he set us up with a air boat, sink boxes and decoys. Expectations were extremely high for Monday. We were able to sleep in since the boat driver was going to be scouting for us the next morning. About Bountiful the guide called and said all he had seen all morning was 5 birds. He recommend that we don't come up since we would end up disappointed at not having a good hunt. We agreed and decided to save our money for later in the year. Although is was disappointing, we made the right choice. We stopped at Farmington Bay and talked to some guys and they said there weren't many birds. We headed to Carl's Cafe and had some lunch and called it a good weekend.
Book now for 2009

1 comment:

kimb said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend!