Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Urge For Going

Darkness prevails, despite the passage of sunrise, the clouds so thick the rose rays of dawn find no breaks in the cover. Rain pelts steadily on the hatch cover echoing loudly down the vent plenum, thudding softer across the trailer roof. The autumn monsoon has begun.

Waterfowl seasons began at dawn, yesterday. SWMBO was vocally unhappy about the twenty-one shotgun salute around us as eager Nimrods blasted the ducks to smithereens in the cove. Not the case today. The weather and bombardments have driven the local quackers to seek safer, more sheltered quarters. So far, knock wood, the hunters have chosen to stay in bed this morning. Time will tell if it's warm blankets or the wet darkness that holds them in abeyance.

4 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Duck hunters have to eat, too. I have never hunted ducks, although rabbit, squirrel, and deer have been dinner for me quite a few times. I quit hunting a few years ago, so don't blame me for the noise (grin).

Jon said...

Welcome to October! I hear the blast of hunter's rifles very often here in the TN wilderness - - sometimes much too close for comfort.

Wil said...

None appeared all day as almost 6 inches of rain fell upon the area. Today there's a strong North wind, 20 MPH average with many higher gusts, which I suspect will keep most of the ducks and their hunters back in the marshes and sheltered fields of local farms. This afternoon will probably bring a return of the hunt as the birds venture forth .... ah, no. I hear shots in the next cove over already...

assholeswatchingmovies.com said...

It's the same in my backyard - it drives my dogs crazy!!! And man those hunters are early risers :(