Luci is no-nonsense now.
A true waterdawg.
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Luci's vet and I snuck out mid-week for a quick 2-man hunt.
Cold weather blew in and froze the hole we were going to hunt solid that held 50-70 birds the day before.
So, not to be denied, we broke a 20' x 40' hole and slid the giant sheet under the other ice.
Put out 4 decoys and 2 motion decoys.
5 minutes after legal we were done.
Single digits. We were all ready to get out of there.
What an epic hunt though.
The ducks kept pouring into that tiny hole as we walked away. Amazing.
Luci appeared unfazed. 😱
What a great morning out with awesome clients that were willing to brave the single digits morning.
Things started off slow as we laboriously tried broking sheet ice on the winter wheat hoping to get to some water below. No bueno.
Ended up setting decoys on top of ice and ponded in a few MOJO's.
Legal came and we watched thousands of birds... land 500 yards away on the neighbors field. My heart sunk.
But then, it happened. A lone goose seemed lost and meandered over to our spread. He got lit up pretty quick AND the birds on the other field got up AND CAME OUR WAY.
Was a pretty quick morning after that and nobody was complaining about the cold any longer.
Put together a quick hunt with my buddy Keith and his friend before the Christmas festivities hit full swing.
Had a literal blast with these divers!
Who said you can't shoot ducks close to home?
This young man is now ate up with ducks. It was pretty cold out temperature wise but the near zero wind and sun coupled with the Can's and Teal made it a memorable morning.
What is the best local duck hunting guide service in Dallas Fort Worth? Hmmm.... Ask these two happy campers.
Started out kinda slow as a front had pushed out the 50+ birds I had sitting on the pond the morning before.
New arriving Divers 30 minutes after legal made for a fast hunt from that point on.
Hey, it happens and I definitely do not discriminate.
Sure, it may have been a little cold.
Yes, we had to get up early.
Wow those ducks were flying fast.
"Hey, JoJo. See that duck in the decoys?
Had too much fun with my daughter Sarita this morning.
My son and 2 friends decided to invite her for some laughs. She had dove hunted before but had never experienced the excitement of ducks dropping into the spread at close range.
The walk-in was funny enough in itself with her trudging through 5-6" of sloppy mud wearing waders that were 3-4 sizes too big.
Made several rookie mistakes by "shouting & pointing" at the first group of ducks circling in the morning.
When I yelled "take-em" everyone rose and fired cept her. "What the world!? You all shoot too fast!" LOL Welcome to duck hunting.
She quickly caught on and increased in confidence when we let a few land on the water for her.
Once everyone had limits accept Sarita, the fun and laughter ensued. We were not leaving until she filled her limit. Hey, it only took her a box and a half. I've had clients go through 2-3 boxes before. :-O
Oh my! Let's just say everyone in that group will never forget that morning.
Sometimes the plan just comes perfectly together.
Experiencing severe low water conditions. Mud banks for 20 yards between grass and water so - I bagged a ton of bar-ditch Johnson grass and sprinkled it all around our layout blinds. We looked like a huge well blended grass island.
Fooled these beautiful ducks just fine.
Great morning with great clients.
Adapt, overcome & shoot ducks in the lips!
Dan Mikals has more than 30 years of duck hunting experience both for fun and as a profession.
Four Curl Nation has a distinction - we will provide you with a wide variety of species relatively close to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. So if your time is especially limited, you have found the right guide service. If you are looking for a particular species to mount please notify us ahead of time and we will do are darndest to produce for you.
So if you are an experienced hunter or are just getting started we will have the hunt you are looking for. I look forward to sharing my passion for duck hunting with you soon.