The last day of the season is always reserved for the boys and girls of Sledge Outfitters. If you think Christmas is the best day of the year, last day of duck season is better. Here at Sledge Outfitters, we believe the guides need at least one day to themselves. It all begins the night before with a good ole Chuckwagon cookout, a campfire at midnight with three to four hours of sleep. By 5 am, the decoys are spread in the pond and the guides are in the blind. As per tradition, Copenhagen for the pond and for the boys. Ripe for shooting at 7:04, its the one point at the season the guides can relax and enjoy hunting for themselves. Usually, the last week or two is slower. Temperatures are warmer, most of the ducks are pushed to the coast. Luckily, 2018 was the best season we've seen for the last 10 years.
We had a lot of early morning action; with a mix of Mallards, Divers and Teal. Typically, we experience early morning runners with a break around 7:30 am and another run around 9 am. This day was unique as our main run was at 7:45 that continued with singles and doubles steady throughout the morning. Overall, the crew had a great time. We shot some great late season birds. We cannot wait for the beginning of November to start again!