Hi friends! If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen that I recently had the opportunity and privilege to turkey hunt with the amazing folks at Patriot Hunts this year, and write about our weekend over at Women’s Outdoor News. Ken Barnard, the founder of Patriot Hunts, decided that this year’s hunt would be an all-women’s weekend, with our 2 hunters being Lizzie, a Gold Star Survivor, and Rory, a Purple Heart Recipient. I would guide 1 group, with Rory as my hunter, and Chris Wilson with NWTF would guide the other, with Lizzie behind the barrel. Lizzie is a successful bowhunter, and was familiar with what turkey hunting entails. Rory, on the other hand, had never been turkey hunting before. She would be my hunter, and I was super excited to be a part of her first experience.
For turkey hunters, springtime means hearing that unmistakable gobble through the cold morning mist. It startles us, jolting our brains and flooding our bodies with adrenaline. It’s an exciting feeling, to say the least. But, getting there—to where that gobbler is—takes some prep work.
Just over 115 GB of footage. Nearly 300 photos. And A.LOT. of ducks.
Y’all. It’s finally here.
Alright. I’ve made an executive decision on how to get everyone caught up on the end of duck season (now that it’s basically April – what?!). Rather than do our last 4 hunts in individual posts, I am going to do a quick recap of 3 right here, and the 4th immediately after. Thaaaaat way…
Looking for a delectable Valentine’s Day recipe? Or, maybe its just a regular Tuesday and you’ve got a hankering for something other than chicken. Never fear – here’s the most deliciously easy recipe for dutch oven duck.
Our first crack at ducks after the new year happened on a Wednesday, and John and I were hunting that new pond I mentioned in my last post. It seemed like the duck hunting had slowed state wide – the birds just seemed to disappear for everyone.
Gotta love teamwork on a good trophy duck.
It’s hard to believe we are in the home stretch of duck season – I feel like we just started the second split. I’m not entirely sure where January has gone. Did Christmas really happen?
Oh yes, and we’ve seen lots of ducks in the meantime.