Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Here are three observations taken from a first duck hunt

John Pollmann’s son, Miles, experienced his first “real” day of duck hunting this season. After an arduous trudge to the duck-hunting spot, Miles was able to shoot a limit of teal in just 15 minutes. Pollmann hopes his son will remember his first duck hunt as he does his own. (Photo by John Pollmann)
It’s been more than 30 years since I enjoyed my first duck hunt, but I still remember many of the details. Hamlin County. A boat ride in the dark with my older brother. Nearly a box and a half of shells fired and nary a feather disturbed on a duck. Fall colors just starting to appear on the cottonwoods at the boat launch. An obsession with waterfowl and waterfowl hunting ignited. A first-hunt experience sticks with you, and now I have another, as father rather than hunter, to file away in the memory bank.
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