Saturday, October 10, 2009

Waterfowl Opener

The 2009 waterfowl season opened with an explosive start with me (after a 6 year pursuit) finally managing to shoot my first male Wood duck. As is a common, if perhaps a bit perverse, saying among these parts . . . I was so excited that I mounted that duck and then took it to the taxidermist!! In approximately 90 day I should be able to post photos of my first commissioned work of dead animal art. (Side note: On 10/10 I managed to shoot a female Wood duck and so am now sending the second duck to the taxidermist for a double mount of the pair in flight.)

What was amazing about the opener was that I finished the morning gunnin' with a second (first) Wood duck minutes before the designated end of morning shooting. Onyx (labrabor extrodinare) managed a retrieve on my first duck but the second crash landed well out of her manageable retrieve range of about 100 yards. The old girl is more house dog than duck dog but hell it never seems to interfere with our good time!


  1. Way to get the season started. Looking forward to seeing your work once completed at the taxidermy.

    By the way, I noticed that my blog is not updating on your blog roll. You probably missed that I had changed addresses for my blog. I am now at Http://

    Missed having you stop by!

  2. Mel,

    Thanks! Duck season is something I look forward to all year.

    Will make the change ASAP to update your site on my blog roll.

    Actually my whole site needs an overhaul but my time has been limited esp. with no internet at home. Have actually been posting w/ my Black Berry which has been a learning experience.

  3. nice post. thanks.


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