Last updateTue, 27 Jan 2015 4pm

Sometimes there is a good reason to miss

    Rich Abdoler and I nearly froze the other evening while duck hunting on the river nearby. At five o’clock in the evening, as the sun slowly eased off the very tops of the sycamores, it was 21 degrees. We built a fire and warmed our feet, sacked up the decoys and headed in with only four or five ducks. It was so cold that we weren’t able to shoot well. Reflexes are slowed when there is icicles hanging from your nose and you can’t feel your fingers. My old, cheap pump gun wouldn’t pump well because the oil was so cold, and Rich, who owns an expensive automatic, had his firing pin break on him.  So we only got five or six ducks. 

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