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A near fatal experience — trusting a gut feeling
I called a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in about 3 years and asked if he’d like to go duck hunting. Although this happened nearly twenty years ago it’s still fresh in my mind.
When he showed up at the town landing I noticed he had put on a lot of weight. Waders and down jackets make you look big enough, but he was probably 40 to 50 pounds overweight.
This was a fresh water lake that neither of us had ever fished or hunted it before, but it was a central location for both of us.
I had mapped out a route from scouting the area a few days before and thought we should hug the shoreline on the east side of the lake. This made sense for two reasons, waterfowl generally land into the wind and take off the same way in addition the sun would be rising behind us.