Friday, February 18, 2011

"Magellan Heads to Missouri"

Magellan in transit - photo by Adrian Smith

Having already hunted Monday and Tuesday, we felt successful despite poor numbers.  Our blind was nestled in some milo and almost invisible.  The birds were definitely in the area but the combination of low pressure and rain kept them sedentary.  There were a few things that bothered me about our decoy spread.  I wanted some birds in the flooded corn, not just the sheet water.

Perfect place for our block of cork and cedar.

Magellan with the spread - photo by Adrian Smith

All morning long, pairs and small groups trickled in.  for one in my life, everyone was spot on in their shooting.  Absolutely nothing was left on the plate.  There were no limits, there were no bands, but, there were no regrets.  This was one hunt where the fog was not a hindrance and the shooting was on time.

DATE:  November 17, 2010
TEMP:  40 degrees
LOCATION:  Undisclosed, Missouri 
SPECIES HARVESTED: Mallards, Gadwalls, Teal, Shovelers, Ringnecks, Wood Duck, Wigeon
FRIENDS:  Adrian Smith, Scott Bates, David Bridgers
WEATHER CONDITIONS:  Heavy fog; South wind 3-5 MPH
GUIDE: Dan Hargraves

Many thanks to Adrian, Scott, and David for taking time to document Magellan's trip with them to Missouri.

Have a great weekend, and be sure to check back early next week as Magellan visits the killing fields of Northeast Arkansas!


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