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Change of Pace
Author: Matt Elder
Groups: Tribe Stories
Categories: Hunts | Pro Staff
Dec 12, 2013

Friday morning we decided to take a break from the deer stand, put on the waders and try to whack a few ducks. It was really cold, with a windchill around 17. It was a good thing that I had my Sitka system pretty much dialed in. The Duck Oven Jacket was the key insulating layer, with the Delta Wading Jacket on top. The only areas that got cold was my right hand (ungloved for shooting purposes) and my face. There's no doubt I could've handled much lower temps with what I had on. The ducks were flying good early but the shooting tapered off after an hour or so. We were able to pick up a few singles and doubles after that but the big groups were pretty much done. We ended up just shy of our limit, still a lot of fun. This was only Kane's second duck hunt and he did pretty well. He got a pretty good work out in, having to take plenty of long swims. He did a few double retrieves and handled them well. I think he's going to end up being a really good hunting dog. I'm looking forward to getting back out there and knocking down some more ducks.

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Great photos, especially that of Kane. Nothing like Lab eyes. Love the Hudson wading jacket too!
Posted by Terry Scoville on Dec 14, 2013 7:55 PM

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