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Futz Attacks NShore Marsh Solo 1 11 18

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Decided I needed some dat NShore Marsh duck chasin' and was doing solo so I left launch tad later and did have to navigate some fog but not too bad.Too bad I did not have Beretta loaded up as soon as I got to same island where I whacked em yesterday and had dummy drake grey about to land but well before I could hurry and load de Beretta up!!!Hurried and set up Chapman pirogue on island and quickly put blind all around her and waited and waited but did see nice flocks,trouble was they were working a fine series of tree-line ponds(Intel for Sat/Sun hunts)and I was somewhat handicapped by not having Mike Wagner or Nuck hunting to keep ducks from rafting.Goofed big-time on big flock of greys that were dead-to-rights but I waited as I wanted em closer and shoulda blasted em,feeling reasonably confident that at least two woulda been stone-dead but dummy me did not blast and they escaped but at least I did not educate em!!Not too long after,hunter NW of me decided he had had enough(never heard him fire a shell)and almost immediately was greeted by solo grey quickly dispatched and I retrieved him pronto as there are hawks and bald eagles where I hunt and did see enough ducks where with just a tad better luck and even just firing de doggone gun,coulda and shoulda had minimum of 4 greys,not bad!!!The ducks I did see seemed very skittish,possibly new-arrivers and I pay close attention to where they wanted to work and will strategize for Sat/Sun/Wed/Th!!!Only emerged with one nice drake but left way too many shooting opportunities out there.Did not see any mallards but dey still around,no doubt.

Mandevillian
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Wanted to attach neat marsh shot of today's solo drake grey-wished I woulda capitalized upon what I was blessed to be presented with and dat's why de calls in hunting,not shopping!!

Mandevillian
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Nice! i just finished plucking some greys. Thats all we killed sunday and monday greys and greenwings.
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De Nuck and Futz team gonna attack NShore Marsh Sat and Sun and think we gonna take aim at Honey Island S portion this Monday,probably gonna be doing de later launch gig as dat seems to be de ticket.At tonight's Abita KC Meeting,hunting buddy,Mike Wagner,got some good-natured ribbing from being featured on cover of Marsh and Bayou and dey joked about de Futz being a 'centerfold'!!!Felt sorry for Mike yesterday as he is ole-school all de way,including push-poling with a 12 ft push pole andwe had whitecaps on the ponds and it was definitely quite a chore getting back to de Mothership!!Good luck balance of de season and looking for some more tree-line ambush spots!!!

Mandevillian
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