Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sea Duck Opener 2013

4 eiders, 3 shots

5 shots, 4 drake eiders


With the new job, it's nice to be able to self prescribe some trigger therapy and let the steel fly. 

The 2013 duck season opened several days ago, but my opener had to wait.  As the boat received fast minimal preparation in a haste driven effort for overall readiness, I figured things were as well as they were going to get.  Time is at a premium and I let the dice roll in hopes that my half assed dedication would at least suffice for a quality sea duck venture.

After a few minor snags and a little extra transport time, my father and I were able to get the decoys into the Atlantic and start gunning for our annual sea duck opener.  This weekend proved quite successful and although we saw very few scoters, the eiders proved somewhat more satisfactory. 

I limited out on four eiders as a pair were dropped from two separate smaller groups whilst my father managed to outdo my great efforts with four eiders out of one group.  8 shots total with 4 taken on cripples equals twelve total shots and the limit was satisfied in less than an hour.

We opted to stick around and enjoy the scenery, sun, and a few more eiders buzzing our spread.  But the patch heads and butterbills simply weren't there, go figure.  But it was a great day nonetheless!

Have a great day,

The Downeast Duck Hunter


  1. Great to read another post Tony!

  2. Wonderful. Very Blessed to hunt with your Dad.

  3. Your weekend started out well. Too bad it didn't end that way. Looks like I might actually get that first FF win!


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