There’s something about fooling a thousand birds into kill range. You don’t forget it. When we start seeing waves of snows show up in Virginia we start thinking about Delaware and hunting the geese wintering on the Prime Hook National Refuge. Here’s a few GoPro clips from our hunt last Saturday.
“Dog on point!” Paul yelled out as he hit the breaks on the 4WD Mule. To the left was an English Pointer frozen in a mott of shin oaks. 3 of us jumped over a barb wire fence, loaded our guns, fanned out and walked quickly towards the dog. Safety off. I got parallel with the dog and the grass in front of me lifted off the ground. It exploded just under the tree tops into 30 bobwhite quail. In one instance I drew and shot twice through the shinnery, splintering tree limbs and kicking quail into high gear.
The fluctuating water levels in our lowgrounds and timber holes are always changing. The creeks and rivers can rise 4-8 feet from heavy precipitation. Every 10-12 inches of rise or fall will bring a duck hole out of play or into play. The last couple weeks we found one of our farm’s lowgrounds in play. Continue reading →