Saturday, October 11, 2008

Matt Diesel, in full effect...


Sunrise Over the Reach...


In a given year, I figure that if I were to go out sea ducking, Matt Diesel would be with me over 50% of the time. Matty is the younger brother of the Rabid Outdoorsman, and the three of us are the founders of our hunting club, DuckPower...


Now I've been out a few times this year and this was Matty's first time out sea ducking, so I expected some rust from the sharp shooter. Well, to make a long story short, old Diesel wasn't having his A-game this morning. I promised him that I wouldn't roast him too bad, so from this point on, he was awesome!!!

On any account, we ended up with our limit early and to end this absolutely beautiful morning, Matt Diesel scored a banded drake eider. For those of you that don't know, this is something special to any duck hunter and I would compare this to getting a great 8 point buck. In my 22 years of sea duck hunting, I've managed to drum up only 2 and those both came two years ago. This was Matt's second band, and I want to give him a big shout out for his good fortunes.


3 comments:

tugboatdude said...

Awsesome job on snagging a band!Hopefully by middle of next month the weather will turn colder and stay there so there will actually be some ducks to shoot at down here.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Update, after logging the number online, the drake eider was nine years old and banded in Nova Scotia... not quite as old as my 13 year old hen from Sonara, Nova Scotia, but still quite an impressive story to see how long this duck existed...

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Sweet! Counting the days till I hit the Atlantic!