It's amazing how the early morning rush starts when you know you are about to go out hunting. Dressing up in the camo jackets and coats to help camouflage yourself from any animals is the only sets of clothing a person should ever have to have (or at least for summer a camo shirt).
That feeling of waiting for the sun to come up so that you can shoot geese or ducks is so exhilarating! For me it's not necessary to always get something, but rather the atmosphere of being out there hunting is what makes me happy.
When that morning fog comes off the water, it's just breath taking view, unless it takes all morning and the ducks (or Teal in this case) had all ready landed for the day by the time the fog had lifted enough to see around us.
Unlike Canada Geese, Teal don't make sounds other than the quiet beat of their wings as they fly. Along with their amazingly fast speed and quietness, they are very hard to predict where they are going to show up, so you can shoot them. It usually takes a lot of patients and good timing to hit a Teal with shot from a shotgun.
Along with Teal hunting, Goose hunting is a blast. They are a little bit easier to predict where they are going. Especially if they have committed to land, with their size, it will take them to long (if you are paying attention as a hunter) for them to get up in the air again before you shoot them.
But with all types of hunting, you as the hunter must be ready at all times for them (the animals) to show up unexpected. It is always wise to take all kinds of precautions when hunting and making sure your blind is camouflaged.
As you can see in the image, these blinds are very well camouflaged, and that proved to be true with the geese we got!
Early Goose season was a blast!! I look forward to our future goose hunts!