It is the opening week of season here in Illinois and everyone is starting to harvest birds except me, I have to wait one more week for the second season to open so I can try my luck. I'm focusing on getting my gear ready for my “opening day” and scouting as much as possible to try and get the drop on the birds.
The perfect forecast was in the cards for the solo hunt coming up, I had been hunting this hole for a few days and mallards had been hitting the woods hard those few days and I knew that time was running low
When I think about a juvenile hunt I think about young men/women learning and seeing what the outdoors has to offer. I think about the smiles and laughs they share with their mentors. I think about the joy and excitement that the mentors express when they don’t even have a gun in their hands.