Of the 259 days between duck season here on the peninsula we have managed to make it through 145 of them so far. We are now well past half way.
So what is everybody doing in the off season to get ready for the upcoming opener.
I am going to build a lightweight portable blind that I can hunt two or three people out of that will be easy to fold up and cary in and out. I need to pick up some more decoys for sea ducks and I need to get a few different species for my puddle duck spread and I also want 3 or 4 floater goose decoys for those rare canadas that come by. I have picked up a few new calls and made a few lanyards for those calls and I finally settled on a lanyard I like and I have been practicing like crazy with those new calls. The wife said I can't do it in the house anymore so I do it when I'm driving or when she's not home. I also made a new strap that I hope will be loaded with ducks and geese more often than not. I tied a few of those too before I settled on one I like. I would like to get a sled that I can drag all my stuff in with and I may try to incorporate my portable blind into the sled. Another thing I either am going to buy or build is going to be a jerk string it was tough on those windless days with the only thing moving was the mojo duck. I also added a remote to the mojo. I built enough 3' and 6' Texas rigs for 24 deeks and think I will build some 8' or 10' as well and use heavier weights for hunting where there is current and tidal movement . I only take a dozen to 18 deeks max at a time for puddle ducks but it's nice to have extra stuff ready when you need it. Still lots I would like to do and I am already looking for things to do after this season. One thing I would like to find is a cheap john boat in the 14' range give it a bad paint job and stick a small surface drive or jet on it for running skinnier waters. I also plan to do more scouting this year and plan to hunt at least three new areas I've not hunted before.
So tell me what things you have planned and post pics of finished projects. It might give us all some more ideas.
Sent while hiding from the boss