Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Feelin' Ducky


What an incredible day! Four limits of mallards in just over an hour and an amazing 150 yard retrieve on the banded hen pictured above.  My recollection of that day two weeks ago...

Warm temps
Blue Sky
Blazing sun
Not the kind of day
That get's you Feelin' Ducky

But a North wind's building
Tonight a winter storm blows in
Freezing temps mean
Hungry ducks ahead

First a single
Then a pair
Then a pair of pairs
Screamin' out of the blinding sun
Then plummet to the ground

Now the gates open
The sky's alive!
Ducks swarm like flies

Fathers and sons
Man and beast
Work as one
To meet the tide

Time stands still
In my mind
A blur of frenzied motion
Days like this
Are rare to find

Man, I'm Feelin' Ducky





3 comments:

kmurray said...

Ducky indeed! I love your creative side and always have.

Great post and congrats on the birds!

Tyler Brothers said...

I really enjoyed that, great job! PS - My compliments to the retriever, what a great dog.
- V @TylerBrothers

Pursuit Hunter said...

Thanks Kari. Something about ducks makes normal prose seem inadequate at times. Could be that I just don't remember enough of the details to make a good story. Hmmm...

Thanks too V. Ann is a terrific dog. She belongs to my buddy who owns the property where we were hunting.