One of my favorite days of the year. Up early, to get the non-hunting dogs settled. I had pit the decoys, dog tether and blind in the duck blind, last week. Clothes laid out last night. Gun oiled, ammo packed.
Rebuilt the blind last month. Put out a small spread of decoys– similar to the grouping you would see on the pond– 4 Mallards, 2 wood ducks, and 1 comfort Canada Goose.
No one else on the pond this year. Five flights came by, none decoyed. Except for the four Canada Geese, currently out of season.
Taking the canoe out later; maybe we will jumps some ducks on another pond.