Saturday, January 29, 2011


Today I had the pleasure of hunting with Rick and Josh. As we got to the blind we could see that the thick fog that we have had for the last week had broken, and it looked as if it was the first time that the ducks were able to see in quite awhile. The birds were coming from every direction and dive bombing the decoys. It was like opening day all over again. We ended the morning with a mixed bag limit for the 3 of us.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Today  I hunted with Rick Palmer and another buddy of mine in the Sutter Area. The fog was thick and so were the birds. You could hear birds all over up in the fog and it was just a matter of waiting for the fog to lift. Every time that the fog would lift a little we would kill a few birds and then it would sock back in. We played this game all morning and finally ended up with limits around 11:00 AM. You cant help but love the fog.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today we headed down to the goose pit in Sutter. I checked it out yesterday and there were a couple of thousand geese sitting in the field, so we decided to give it a try. We got to the field early and put out the decoys for what we hoped would be a good shoot. As hours rolled around we could hear the geese flying around but could not see them through the fog. We just sat tight and kept calling when ever we would hear birds that sounded close and sooner or later we would catch them sneaking through the fog headed straight for the decoys. We had a great shoot and ended the morning with a nice strap of late season geese.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


We had a good shoot in Sutter the other day, so we decided to give it another try. There were more birds in the area today and we slowly buy surely picked away at them. It was not fast and furious but we ended the morning with a nice strap of ducks and geese. We had to resort to shooting bootlips, but they were there for the taking! 


Saturday, January 22, 2011


Today I took out a couple of my buddies. We hunted in Sutter and had a pretty good shoot. There were not a ton of birds flying but of the ones that were quite a few of them responded well to the call. We ended the morning with a mixed bag of ducks and a couple of geese.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Today I guided Mark Hass and a couple of his friends at the Davis Tule blind. The morning started a little slow but turned on pretty good around 8:00 AM. There were alot of ducks flying but they were stubborn and would not decoy to well. After a few adjustments the birds seemed to be working better and we poked away at them a pair at a time. We ended the morning with 6 snow geese and 20 ducks. Not a bad shoot for a crystal clear day.


Sunday, January 16, 2011


The client's for this morning cancelled last minute, so I grabbed Big Shot and we headed to the blind South of Colusa. The fog was thick and we could here birds up above it. We sat patiently and every time the fog would lift a little we would shoot a few birds. It took us to 11:00, but we ended up shooting limits of ducks and 4 snow geese, one of which was sporting some jewelry!! Another good hunt, not fast and furious but I will take it.


Saturday, January 15, 2011


Today I guided Scott Seidenstricker from Reno, Nevada on a pig hunt. We started the morning driving from vantage point to vantage point glassing for pigs. We spotted two lone boars that gave us the slip and as we were headed to another vantage point we rounded the corner and a 200 pound boars was just standing in the road looking at us. Scott wasted no time getting the cross hairs on the boar and as he took of his safety I anticipated a BOOM, but all I heard was a click! Some how in the middle of all the action Scott had short stroked his action and the bullet never fed into the chamber. At the click the pig took off never to be seen again. We then worked our way into the South part of the ranch and caught 2 pigs wallowing in a little pond. As soon as we saw the pigs they started working up hill towards some brush, so we took off in hopes of catching them. We snuck up the ridge and had no more than sat down when one of the pigs walked out of the brush and the rest is history. Scott made a great shot and the pig fell dead in it's tracks. It is almost time for the pig hunts to really get going and I can't wait. 


Thursday, January 13, 2011


Today I guided Ray, Tom, and Robert from San Diego, California on a duck hunt. There were a ton of birds flying around but they would not listen to the call. The only ducks that seemed to want to work were pintail and we finished up with them in quick order. We put in our time and managed to scrapr up a couple of widgeon, three teal and a snow goose to add to our limits of pinatil. It seems to happen this way near the end of every season. The birds are tired of being shot at and very wary to the call and decoys. Maybe a change in the weather will be enough to improve the shooting. Either way you look at it you can't kill them from the couch and hunting sure beats the hell out of going to work!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


My hunters for today were into quality not quantity! The shooting was very slow this morning, however, all of the birds that came out to play were good quality birds and they decoyed well. We had alot of fun watching their wonderful dog work, it was just to bad that we did not kill more birds. We ended the morning with 2 mallards and 6 pintail.That is just how it goes some days.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Today I guided Rick and Louie on a duck hunt, South of Colusa. There were alot of ducks flying but they were 90 percent pintail. We had our sprig almost immediately and then sat and watched the show waiting for other birds to mix in with them. We had quite a few widgeon and mallards working around and every once in a while we would get a group to suck in to the decoys. We ended the morning with 15 birds for the 3 of us.  


Monday, January 10, 2011


I have spent way too much time in the office lately, so I figured I would go out and hunt with Ultra and Ed Ray this morning. As soon as shooting hours came we could see ducks every where, but we were having a hell of a time getting them to decoy. There were tons of sprig flying and they would not even get to within 60 yards before they peeled off and went into the huge grind of ducks that were in the fields to the East of us. Slowly but surely ducks started to peel out of the grind and started working our field. We poked away at them one at a time and ended the morning with 18 birds. We had alot of spoons on the strap but they came in so pretty that we could not help ourselves. All in all it was a good hunt and despite the stubborn ducks we made the best of it.



Sunday, January 9, 2011


Today I guided Scott, Jermey, and Mike on a duck hunt. There were birds every where and we had a blast! We hunted South of Colusa and it was apparent that we had a influx of new birds hit our area. There were tons of sprig and widgeon today, but not many other ducks mixed in. We ended the morning with 19 birds and if it had not been for our piss poor shooting we would have killed limits. There were plenty of birds and alot of missed shots, but we had a great morning anyhow! I just hope the shooting stays this good until the season ends.


Saturday, January 8, 2011


This morning I had the pleasure of hunting with my lovely wife Regina. It is not too often that she can get away from the office and go on a duck hunt with me, so when she expressed interest in going this morning I jumped all over the chance. We have been married for 6 years and I think today was only the 6TH or 7TH time that she has been duck hunting with me. It seems that I am always to busy with clients and she is stuck in the office making sure that business keeps rolling. We had a great shoot this morning and as always we had a lot of fun. The morning flight was weak but we stuck it out and the birds showed around 8:30. It seemed like only half of the ducks would listen to the call, but the ones that did came in feet down. We ended the morning with limits of ducks and 3 snow geese. I had a great time and I hope she can get away for another hunt or two before the season ends.



Friday, January 7, 2011


Today I guided Mark, Rob, and Randy from San Jose. The morning started off a little slower than usual, but near 9:30 the birds really started to fly. The birds were very stubborn this morning and I really had to work at it to get the birds to decoy. We picked away at the birds 1 at a time and ended the morning with a nice strap of mixed ducks. In total we ended up with 21 ducks and 3 snow geese for the four of us and there is no reason other than several blown chances as to why we did not end up with 28 ducks. All in all it was a great hunt. I sure hope the fog stays around for a few more days!!!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


Today I hunted with my good friend Sergio Sanchez, in a blind South of Colusa. I knew it was going to be a good day from the time that I first looked outside of my house. It was pea soup fog and in our area it is usually a recipe for disaster, if you are a duck that is! The fog was so thick that we simply could not see the birds for the first hour or so. As soon as the fog lifted just a bit it was game on. There were a ton of birds flying and alot of them were responding to the call. We some how managed a mixed bag limit of birds for the both of us, even with a fine example of terrible shooting. We also took down 4 snows and a bonus blue goose. This was my first blue goose and it is sitting at the taxidermist as I write this. I had a great time and I cant help but love the foggy days.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Today I guided Ed Ray from Elk Grove on a duck hunt. I was expecting fog this morning but as we reached the blind a 10 mph North wind had come up and blown it all out. At legal shooting light I was a little nervous as the birds were not flying, but when the sun came up things began to change for the better. We sat patiently and poked away at our limits one pair at a time until around 9:00 when the pintail came out to play. We watched as flock after flock of pintail floated into the decoys and worked right over the blind. After killing our 4 pintail I kept calling them and with every couple of flocks that came in there would be a stray widgeon or two. We ended the morning with 12 ducks and 2 snow geese. Had we not blown a couple of chances we would have gotten our last 2 ducks, but that is how it goes some days.


Monday, January 3, 2011


This morning I had the pleasure of guiding Larry Lynn on a duck hunt. Once we arrived at the club it was apparent that there were alot of birds roosting on the ranch by the amount of waterfowl that could be heard from the parking lot. As soon as we got into the blind we could see birds drifting around, and at legal shooting time we went to work on them. The ducks were coming to the call well and we even talked a couple flocks of snow geese into the decoys. We ended the morning killing a mixed bag limit of ducks for both of us, as well as 6 snow geese. Another great hunt and another happy client.