Freighter had a blast his first weekend at Fish Point. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal for hunting. It was warm and windy with a lot of driving rain.
In addition, many of the hunting areas are dry. The DNR normally floods the hunting areas but the drought this year has left Lake Huron 9 inches lower than last year and 2 feet below its long-term average. There is water in the reserve, but not enough water to flood the hunting areas so the ducks are mostly staying in the reserve. The DNR warned about the low water conditions back in September.
Freighter got to hunt with his sister Sunny. When you are hunting with puppies, you spend a lot of time watching the puppies and not as much time shooting. Eventually a bunch of ducks came through and the hunters downed three of them. The high corn made it difficult for the inexperienced pups to mark the falls. They hunted around and eventually found the birds. Good job pups!
A few pictures from the weekend…
Thank you to Cindy, Gary and Chris for a fun weekend!