Sitting in the blind. mid-morning on a tuesday in december. gorgeous day, good breeze, pretty solid duck traffic. three green on the strap. then this guy buzzes overtop , way up there. i about don’t even call. but if you know me...i changed my mind. a couple barks and the wings turned shapes. here he came, and it was the type of commitment on the first move that told me he was coming no matter what. he fell faster and with one final swing was hovering, searching for the right spot. i held my gun on his head and for some reason didn’t pull the trigger. his feet dropped and he swam around the spread for a minute and took back off into the chariton county sky, headed for where he was headed for in the first place. i just watched. enjoyed. in awe.
in the minutes afterward....it felt weird, i had been presented with what i was after and let it go. i hadn’t pulled the trigger. it was that exact moment that i realized that pulling the trigger wasn’t what kept bringing me back anyway. (but bet your a*s i killed the next one that fell in!!!) #greenheads#hunting#mallards#hunter#decoy#hunt#ducksunlimited#duckhunter#mallarddrake#mallardlife#waterfowllife
Tonight’s #dancedad run brings me to the family friendly confines of antioch park. a casual night perfect for hanging with my friends millard and maggie by the pond of nasty green slime.
3 laps then a hop across the stones! great night at a chilly 91 degrees. #greenslime#kcrunning#mallards