Friday, April 27, 2012

Dave Coates Strikes First

Who Needs Camouflage!

It was about 2:30 when I stopped at a new piece of ground we gained permission on just last week.  I wanted to see if I could hear a bird since it was the first day that the wind was not blowing super hard.  I must have hit the right note because I heard a thunder gobble through the woods.  I ran out of there as fast as I could without being seen.

When I got to Todd's house Dave was washing his truck and Todd was packing up the kids for a doctors visit.  I said, "Dave grab your gun and let's go.  I have a hot bird looking for love."  Dave was in jeans and a sweatshirt and I said, "It doesn't matter, we will pop up the Double Bull Blind."

It was a great spot for Dave to be able to walk in and sit quickly due to his ankle surgery and lack of mobility.  We set up just in the woods about 50-60 yards from the truck and before we new it the bird was back and looking for Mrs. Right.

The entire hunt lasted 10 minutes max and I caught it all on camera.  I did however use the little camera by hand because we did not have time to get everything set. 

Dave told me that he has been waking up at 5:00 am all week and was disappointed in the lack of birds he was seeing or hearing.  I was glad to see him get a bird and also glad to see our new spot pan out.  First time in and one bird down.  Keep hunting hard and shoot straight.

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