Monday, February 21, 2011
The 2011 Alabama youth duck hunt witnessed some fine shooting by the Bust'em Boys. The weekend started a little slow with sub-freezing temperatures and calm air conspiring to freeze up the timber hole we had planned to hunt. Last year's timber hunt was unfortunately not going to be repeated.
Saturday morning, the boys hunted a blind on the edge of a flooded cornfield and killed a couple ducks. They returned to the same blind that afternoon but soon relocated to the middle of a partially flooded cornfield where they wallowed around in the mud and had a great hunt.
Sunday morning they hunted a small pond and had a barn-burner for the first 30 minutes of shooting time. As we stood there waiting for legal shooting time, dozens of ducks circled, most of them eventually landing and safely taking off again. Just as the clock hit 30 minutes before sunrise, a group of about 20 mallards worked in and it was game on...
Many thanks to Papa Bust'em for hosting another terrific youth hunt.