Rob and Wes tried to downplay the significance of killing ducks by holding a jam session.
If you’re serious about duck hunting, you may be interested in some of the items that I believe are valuable in the marsh. 1.) Note that my Bennelli pump is camoflauged. I like a pump because I can stick it in the water and not worry. I like the camo for the obvious reason. 2.) The walking stick is an addition this year as my balance isn’t as good as it used to be and I was sticking the shotgun into the mud too often. 3.) The tule stool is better than a bucket. 4.) Wool shirt is the way to go. 5.) You can’t see it but there’s a ghile suit in my pack. 6.) The pack is water tight and it’s nice because I can set it in the water and my stuff stays dry. 7.) The mallard call is a Paul Kingyon double-reed call. It’s a great call, but old and it sticks too much. 8.) The cap has built in head lamp. Very nice. 9.) I carry only one or two decoys (mallard) any more. 9.) The dog is two year old Lola and she was nearly perfect during the last two weeks of the season – retrieving almost everything that went down. 10.) If you look close you can see my dog stand. It keeps Lola out of the cold water while we hunt. It is a turkey stool that you can purchase from Cabela’s for about $10 and I’ve lengthened the legs with electrical conduit to the length I need. It is very light and Lola has no problem standing on it. (Credit goes to Joe DiDonato who created this concept.) 11.)Note the red plants at the waterline behind me. That’s smartweed, probably the duck’s favorite food during the last weeks of the season, especially if it is cold.
Fred says, “See you next season.”