Saturday, December 18, 2010

Diver Down

Funny how adding a few diver decoys to your puddler spread in hopes of giving it a little more variety and color tends to bring in a few...divers. Common goldeneye. Not so common around here, at least in the areas I hunt. This is the first one I've shot in several years.

Because of where and how I hunt, most of the divers I shoot are incidental, just random drop-ins. But if I had a boat, oh, if I only had a boat, I could see myself really getting into those big, open water diver spreads...

She'd really appreciate it, too...

I'm not sure on the literal translation, but I think that look says "This standing in chest-deep water shit is starting to get a little old, bub. How 'bout you buy me a boat, loser?"

And Josh, if you're reading, I haven't forgotten your wood duck flank feathers. I'm just waiting until the end of the season in case I have anything else to send you...


  1. I just got my first goldeneyes ever a week ago, and boy are they fun to hunt. And they actually made fine sausage, too, though it pained us to throw away skin and fat.

    And yes, I'd say your dog is saying, Hey pal, what, do you think I'm wearing 5mm neoprene???

  2. Hmmmm,

    He does have a look of long suffering patience doesn't he...

    Happy Holidays!
    Best regards,
    Albert A Rasch
    Albert Rasch in Afghanistan: She had Beautiful Green Eyes…

  3. LOL, mine give me that same look!

    I like to throw some white into the spread this time of year. Pulls in the mergansers, buffles and goldens like crazy.

    Have a great Holiday!