Old guys in the marsh

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Old guys in the marsh

Postby Willie T » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:33 pm

My brother in-law, Cricket, and me duck hunted a walk in only public marsh on the coastal prairie during the thanksgiving holiday. The wife’s brother is 60 and I am 59. Carrying decoys, marsh seats, and dog stand through the rank vegetation and deep mud, the marsh will give you some pretty accurate feedback regarding your physical conditioning. I think part of the reason we do it is to cheat Father Time another year, knowing we still can. We humped our gear in about a mile and a half in the dark and away from the crowds to a gorgeous brackish pond. Once there we set out the blocks. At daylight we were greeted with decoying birds and scratched out a mixed bag two man limit. Cricket is game for whatever we tie into and loves to duck hunt the marsh with us. He played a vital part in recovering all 12 birds we shot. My brother-in-law took the photos on his cell phone and I will post what he sent me. Regrettably he sent none of cricket. If he sends more I will add them.
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Re: Old guys in the marsh

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:09 pm

Awesome hunt, yes the long walks in the marsh will get us old men, I got you by 4 years, not what I use to be .
You brother in law is fired for taking picture's NONE OF CRICKET. Forrest
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Re: Old guys in the marsh

Postby Willie T » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am

Drahthaar1108 wrote:Awesome hunt, yes the long walks in the marsh will get us old men, I got you by 4 years, not what I use to be .
You brother in law is fired for taking picture's NONE OF CRICKET. Forrest


I got nothing Forrest. In the way of in-laws, he is alright. I left my phone in the truck for fear of losing another one. When we got back to the truck it was close to 80 degrees and the mosquitoes were pretty thick. Each year I set out to take more pictures of some of the stuff I get into but don’t seem to find the motivation....
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Re: Old guys in the marsh

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:01 am

Sounds wonderful. And very Familiar. A point and shoot digital camera fits nice in the front pocket of your waders, I regret not taking more photos of dogs and hunts long gone ...
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Re: Old guys in the marsh

Postby Willie T » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:40 am

Thanks AG. I think carrying a point and shoot digital camera would be worth looking into. Thank you for that suggestion.
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