Way to arm yourself and ideas to pass the time it takes for them to quite down is what I want to explore with you. I will also share my safely strategy with you in this article.
After surviving them there are elements that my life has gained and shaped who I am today. For example out the loss of my grandmother I gained my scents of self trust and endurance. When my grandfather passed I regained my love for the outdoors.
At this stage of life, I often ask myself, “is hunting my identity?” As I walk through the journey, I have been thrown into this year I have had to question every aspect of myself including my relationship with hunting.
A few years back I kicked off opening week with a private land hunt. Now hunting private land is a rare treat for me. So to set the lay of the land, this was a small chunk of land with a nice wood line that butted up against a golf course. Opening morning was hot and wet. Yes it was like a dam in the sky had burst and the repair guy was on vacation. Leading up to the start of the season deer were everywhere. In fact pulling into camp the night before I watched 3 or 4 does feeding and hanging out. However for the better part of the day nothing came my way and I just sat hunkered down in some dead fall in the pouring rain.
Welcome to fall, my friends. With the first opener of the season now on the books and since I am a hunter I wanna share some ideas, thoughts, strategies, and tactics that I employ during early season waterfowl. Allow me to offer a disclaimer first. “ I grew up in the world of deer hunting and adopted the world of waterfowl as means to get into the field to hunt a few weeks earlier. So by no means do I consider myself a real waterfowl hunter. To me it’s another avenue to do what I enjoy and I’ve grown to enjoy my time chasing geese.” With that out of the way let’s talk about what I consider my hybrid take on waterfowl hunting.