Well it was a tough day, we never got to the blind until almost 7 am. I had talked with my young hunter Weds. night at the meeting and he was excited to go. I told him to make sure he dressed warm because it would be cold early in the morning, and ware good boots because of the snow/mud. Him and his dad was at the shop at 4:30 and waiting to go. I figured this will be a short hunt, because he only wore a camo hoodie, t-shirt, and camo pants with tennis shoes, no socks. Oh Boy
. I gave him my heavy jacket and a blanket to wrap up in, to keep him warm. Well we got to the farm and the first thing he did was jump into a snow bank and filled his shoes full of snow, got his butt chew by dad for doing that. Then as we were headed out to the blind through the snow and ice, he figured it would be cool to slide on the ice, well as you can about figure, that ice isn't froze, which sent him nose first into the water and mud, soaked from head to foot, face, jacket, pants, and shoes, good thing dad was carrying the gun. Back to the truck we went and back home they went to change and put warmer cloths on. I wouldn't of wanted to be in that truck on the way home
. Back they came at 6am and out we went again, made it to the blind this time, but by then it was light and starting to get windy as all get out. We only lasted until 8:30, by then he couldn't sit still any longer. Back we went for lunch and back out again by noon, sat until 3, but didn't see or hear a bird in that wind.
Tomorrows another day and maybe the wind will lay down some and be a bit warmer? Be interesting to see if my hunter shows up in the morning or not, fingers crossed