By Darlene McCormick Sanchez
Lone Star Outdoor News
Hunting was the first thing on LSON’s David Sams’ mind when he returned from the Las Vegas SHOT Show this weekend. He headed straight for the duck blind, hunting a flooded millet and Johnson grass pond on Saturday morning. Two hunters shot five ducks and a snow goose. Heavy fog rolled in about 7:45 a.m., and it shut down the birds’ flight. That afternoon Sams scouted another place about 25 mile south with a lot of birds: mallards, gadwall and divers. All the hunters were excited about what the high winds might bring the next morning, but at 6:30 a.m. it was dead calm. When shooting time came, the early flight was very light. A mid-morning scout of the same property told them the ducks were gone. The total take for four hunters was seven ducks. Dakota, the newsroom dog, got a good work out for a young dog, and Sams spent time photographing some retrieves. The dog also loved playing with his duck club buddies that he had meet when he was a puppy.
As for fishing, LSON’s Mike Hughs fished a bass tournament, but the weather hindered his results. He’s hoping for better luck next time.