Well seeing how this is the final day of the season and I am sitting at a computer at sunrise I obviously did not get out again. Here are some pics from my last hunt a few days ago. I got an invitation to hunt a different part of CA. Pretty cool hunting a little open water channel surrounded by trees. When the ducks came in they only had one place to go. I was shooting #5's and those big old mallards were dropping like lead. Nice when 30 yards is a long shot. I had my dad's decoy along and my host had 6 full curls. We ended the day with 6 mallards and a greenwing teal. The flight only lasted about 45 minutes but it was a fun 45 minutes. I learned that 20 degrees and 400 gram thinsulate waders don't match very well. I had to do a couple laps to keep the feeling in my toes. Good way to end a very bizarre season. Had a lot of fun hunting over mostly my own decoys and shooting my own reloads. Might get a lathe and maybe I'll have my own call for next year. My dad has no idea that I made this decoy for him so it will be cool to send it to him with some photos of birds I got over it, maybe we'll get a chance to take it out in the future.
I'm pretty happy with the colors I used they seem to match these hens well.
Finally my buddy's dog, he's prettier than me so we'll let him sit in!