We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Au contraire, mon ami! Sat just above the head of the little exit river, and birds were swapping over in 3s & 4s intoi the mid-afternoon. We had a mallard, two teal, a shoveller, 10 redheads and 2 canvasback before going in for a hot lunch. Shot several boxes of shells in the effort, and Ms. Muskrat, well, she paid us no mind at all. We hunt with no dog out of a boat in the reeds, and push out to retreive every duck. Neither the boat movement not the shooting bothered her a whit, but when she startled us by climbing up the outboard's camo cover and joining us in the boat, my son nearly jumped overboard!
As a long time lurker to this outstanding website I have to finally say you have complicated my hunting season here in Missouri. I have this desire to train my camera on some of the great things I see on my farm while hunting or just wandering about as a result of the great pictures here.
So, today as I trek to my bow stand the camera will be with me.