A buddy and I went to our tank outside of College Station yesterday morning to see if we could get any ducks that came in with this front. Well we set up and were sitting under some trees at around 6:15 when we heard the familiar sound of wings whistling in on us. I look up to see a group of around 8 gadwall dropping the landing gear and coming in for landing. Well it was barely light outside and was about 5-10 minutes before shooting time, so we let them come in and land. They dabbled around to the far side of the pond where there was a bunch of duck weed. So for I can't tell you how long my buddy and I just sat and enjoyed the company of these ducks just chatting back and forth with em. I honestliy probably could of just sat there all morning watching and listening to those ducks. But this was interrupted when two more ducks came barreling in and landed in our spread. By now it was well past shooting time so we decided we'd sneak out onto the dam and take our shots. So we snuck out and yelled and watched the ducks come up off the pond. They all had moved to the other side of the pond which was a solid 50-60 yards away but I was able to put a bead on one and dropped him with my first shot. Later inspection would confirm it was a headshot. By the time I could pick another out they were out of range so we let em fly. After sitting for awhile we had another group of 3 gadwall come in so I let my friend do the shooting and he got one. After he shot i started calling once again and was able to get one of the drakes to turn back and make another low pass on the pond and I got him. He was one of the most mature drakes I'd ever seen. I was using that goofy looking gadwall call made by duck commander and it seemed to really work. Anyways after that we didn't see much so we decided to pack in around 8:45 so we could get back for class. All in all it was a beautiful morning and it was fun getting to shoot some ducks. Wish we woulda seen more but I think thats just how it goes on little farm tanks like that one. Good luck to everyone. Hope I can get out one more time before the split.
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