Took my daughter up and over to Valdez this weekend, Drove all night hitting thompson pass about midnight friday night.. 3-4" of snow on the road, had to put it in 4x4.. Who would have thought in sept eh? anyway got to the dock at 1 am sat.. Slept in the truck till 7 so we could see to launch.. Left the harbor at 730 and headed out 30 miles or so..
While pumping some more into the raft a flock of about 40 birds came cruising by about 6" off the water, We both emptied our guns on em and when the smoke and feathers cleared.. we had 9 of them, 8 drakes and a hen.. the rest of the morning was singles and doubles with a flock of 4 we totally whiped out.. Around 1130 or so we climbed the mountain in search of goats.. spent the night up top, Seen a few goats, just not in range of going after in the time we had, nor the equipment we brought. it was slippery and slick up top in all the snow.. So around noon we headed down and changed into some dry clothes, and duck hunted again off the same point.. Came home with both of our limits for 1 day.. pretty fun stuff, cool looking ducks.