Blingin' in the New Year

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by FroMan, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Well boys, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile.

    I had planned on meeting some friends this morning at 5:15 for a duck hunt to bring in the new year the right I get a call on my cell at 5:25 that says, "hey, are you coming? We are about to leave."

    Anyways...glad I got the wake-up call because I slept through 4--I repeat--4 alarms this morning. None of the other guys showed up either. Lol. So the 6 man group ended up being three of us.

    We got to the hole and set up about 20 minutes before shooting light. We were on the wrong side of it otherwise, we'd have had our limits about 15 minutes after legal light. But alas...nothing ever works out perfectly.

    Yesterday i shot my first hooded merganser so I figured that'd be hard to top. Plus I always keep my expectations low. Anyways, I'm really glad I ended up going this morning. Because this is a great way to bling in the New Year!





  2. shiftymcfive01

    shiftymcfive01 Super Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Winner<br>2013

  3. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

    NE Ark
    Way to start the new year!! :thumb:
  4. MollyWhop

    MollyWhop Well-Known Member

  5. sartorious

    sartorious Well-Known Member

    Y'all didn't all pile into that tiny truck did you?
  6. Smack

    Smack Well-Known Member

    atta boy rye!!!:clap:
  7. BDW

    BDW Premium Member<br>Merganser Slayer<br>2011 Turkey

    You're having a good year, Fro!! Congratulations on the band!!! :clap::clap::clap:
  8. GBacon

    GBacon Well-Known Member

    Congrats there F-Man. :clap::thumb:

    You have been havin some good hunts lately.
  9. seymore whitetail

    seymore whitetail Well-Known Member

    Holy Bands Froman!!!! Congrats!! :up:
  10. SuthrnThundr

    SuthrnThundr Well-Known Member

    nice. good job on the hooded mirandas too. I remember hunting the slough with ol shifty one morning and having to shoot them to defend ourselves.
  11. bloody acorns

    bloody acorns Well-Known Member


    Never know my boy shot a blue bill last year and he had a band on him- Good job way to start the new year
  12. green_head_getter

    green_head_getter Super Member<br>2010 Bowhunting Contest Winner

    Awesome, nothin like seeing that silver for the first time
  13. shootemagain

    shootemagain Well-Known Member

    Nuthin like some juwry. Sweet! :clap:
  14. cbowjones

    cbowjones Well-Known Member

    If the dang iPhone alarms hadn't have messed up, I would have been there to shoot it out from underneath ya! lol congrats bud.....sure was hopin for some banded greenheads this morning though.....well any green heads would have been nice!