Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Next set of post!!!!!
A season of first in the Mud Puddle!! I had the pleasure of taking my girlfriend Dannis on her first duck hunt and she got her 4 mallards! She shot like an old pro. Lord it’s great to be a duck guide’s girlfriend! It is a great memory that I will always look back on and smile.

We shot five ducks this season that are uncommon to Mud Lake. We shot a pintail, two black ducks, a white breasted hen mallard, and one amazing black duck/ mallard hybrid. I could see him and the black duck working side by side mixed in with a group of mallards. The white stood out from a hundred yards away. The group committed and we quickly downed the pair, truly unique. Also attached are some pictures of some great hunts we have had. Hope you enjoy!!!!!

Ping pong has become really serious in the pole barn this year. Here is a shot of David’s pong gear.

Check next two post for more pics!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 13!!

Day 13…Teal, Teal, Teal!!! Great hunt today! We had a couple nice groups of blue and green wing teal come in today and managed to kill 11 out of one group. The guys did some great shooting and we ended the day with 33 ducks. Conditions where foggy with an overcast and a warm front pushed some ducks out of the south.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 12 goes down in the top 10 of the best days I have ever had in the Mud Puddle! It was incredibly cloudy but the wind was perfect. Wave after wave of groups of fragmented mallards were doing it over the trees and back stroking in our face. My throat and lips hurt like a poor man on pay day. We called ducks to the water all morning long. My dog Hammer is dead tired and can hardly walk from all the retrieving. I think I will give him the day off tomorrow. Probably the most callable mallards I have ever seen come down the river in one morning. Unbelievable!!!! It was truly one of those days I will never forget. We killed a full 7 limits of mallards and 8 gadwall totaling 36 for the day. I love to get that limit!

Day 11......

On Day 11 we had a great group of guys from Alabama hunting with us. We had a solid south wind but, the ducks where a little shy of the lake. We worked lots of ducks that would drop air, circle and leave. We still managed to take several limits home that were a mix of gadwalls and mallards. This morning was overcast early on but the sun popped out later. Ton of ducks in the sky coming high out of the north should make tomorrow a good day. Two days back and I am already stiff and tired but I am having the time of my life. Total ducks for the day 22.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 10!

Day 10! As predicted an unbelievable duck hunt! We had a strong north wind at 8 to 10 mph, blue sky and cold air. The first group of the day was a group of 40 and from that point on ducks galore. We worked groups all morning long and quickly had 4 limits of mallards. Half way through the hunt we set a group of twenty in the pocket and cut 6 green heads out of the bunch. We saw thousands upon thousands of mallards coming out of the south, huge groups ranging from 100 to 200. Today I was fortunate enough to have one of my father’s close college buddies in the blind with me, Mr. Steve “Cannonball” Morley he’s a great guy and always fun to hunt with. One of our other guides just took a group out to Mud for an afternoon hunt and he jumped close to 400 mallards out of the north end of the lake. An hour later they are one away from a full limit. Our total for the day was 19 mallards, 2 wood ducks. Our season total after 9 days of hunting is a cool 138. Tomorrow southeast wind 10mph, just the way we like it.
Pictured: The boys with their limits; Steve and I; Hammer and his ducks; happy Wildlife Farms hunters;

Tuesday, December 8, 2009