The BilletHeads had a plan until our friend and forum member Curtise gave us a call and asked if we would like to join him opening morning in a small hole of water in the timber. Our answer was heck yea . So we met him at the location. It would be a walk in so he backpacked a load of decoys while the Mrs. and I pulled in a couple of light loaded sleds. Like hitting the easy button the sleds slid in over the wet leaves and sticks. The shooting was great but the shooters did some missing but around nine thirty we all limited out. Curt had a nice drake woodie, Mrs. BilletHead got one of the biggest fattest blue wings I have ever seen and I happily took out a nice bull pintail. The rest of our bags consisted of sporty green wings. Just like opening days in the past lots and lots of shooting in the distance. Great fun and sport with a good friend.
When the BilletHead’s got home and birds cleaned some went right to the grill. We worked up an appetite,
So much fat in the skin dripping off the grill stayed covered up to keep the flames down! Duck fat rocks .
Today just like in the past on morning two somewhat slower.. Hit the pond we like for opening weekend. Early landing of some woodies but even though it was after LST in the timber you could not see the birds . Finally they spooked up but with trees in the background no shot still too dark. Then the green wings began to fly and we took out a limit between the Mrs. and I. Much less shooting in the distant areas so it was slow for others also. We picked up early with our prizes and called it a day.