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Sunday, February 10, 2013

End of Year

The season is completely over.  Our final big boy hunt
matched us up with our good friend Duckmanjr.  He 
helped put us on the ducks.  Jim tore up with his first
widgeon and one more limit.  Dave and I didn't score
quite as well.  

The next Saturday, Dave took Tommy on the Youth
Waterfowl Hunt.  Tommy hasn't gotten many opportunities
to hunt this year, but he got a couple nice blue wings and
extended his unblanked record of Youth Hunts.

Yesterday, Dave and I went to the WMA for a snipe
hunt.  Vision, reflexes, and shooting ability deserted
me one more time and I managed only one snipe.  
Dave got five.  I don't know how many miles of
mud we slogged, but my legs were noodled by
the time we called it quits.

The season was an excellent one for us:  83 ducks and
25 snipe.  I can't wait until next year.


Final Ducks

Jim's First Widgeon and Two of His Other Five Ducks

Pensive at the Picking Table

Youth Hunt 2013


Sunday, February 03, 2013

Family Pics

Our friend Stacey took some great family pics.
We had planned to do these over Christmas
when the whole tribe was home, but too many
of us were flued.  So here we are less one
daughter-in-law and boys #1 and #2.