Today was also a kind of tribute to the late Schuyler Watts who was also one of the if not the best layout shoot guides ever on the Great South Bay. We were thinking about him today and his memory will live on and our thoughts are also of his beautiful wife Mary who we all love and is doing well..
We found the birds we love to hunt and set up early. It was cold, windy and overcast and we were in a lee from the wind, perfect conditions. I was given the challenge of being first in the hunting boat reputation on the line. My stay lasted all of 5 minutes. The birds were really tending and I killed my limit of two right away. It was red hot for an hour or two and we quickly had half our limit but the sun came out and ice built up on the decoys and it slowed some. Craig Kessler got into the Scooter and killed one broadbill and then two geese flew over at 40 yards, Craig lined up the lead bird and dropped it dead. The other bird circled and came over again and Craig dropped it dead as could be. Bonus birds we call them. He then finished with his second breadbill and his limit. Time to get the next hunter in the boat.
Chris had his two broadbill and also a bonus bird a ruddy duck. Very unusual.
Ron and Eric got their limits and the Red went in the Scooter and with his new VersaMax killed the first two ducks that came to the rig. Nice gun but I still love my Benelli.
Stevie finished out the day with his limit and we picked up the rig and headed home after a mosty beautiful and satisfying day of hunting with true lovers of the sport.
It doesn't get any better!
Captain Al Lorenzetti