Waterfowl Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
Fun little Saturday morning hunt
Got an invite to make a little white lake hunt this morning. This was really cool. It was basically a little pothole about 30 yards wide that runs about 200 yards long.
In chest waders (waist deep water) we walked about 100 yards and put out 2 dozen dekes.
Right after shooting time 2 teal lit in the dekes and I missed one of them at about 15 foot! Thank God I missed. I don't know what is wrong with me. How I missed I don't know????
Digressing to yesterday morning, I shot a hen wood duck on the water twice with 3 1/2 number 2's. She laid over and played dead in the water for like for a full minute. After we had lost attention she picked her head up and flew off! I just stared at my buddy in amazement. Ahh, the inexplicable misses of duck hunting.
Back to this morning. After missing the teal I corrected myself and shot well on two or three other teal. We ended up with 5 and a poor dove who was in the wrong place at the right time.
We had a few mallards work, but nothing would commit. Back at em tomorrow.