16 Sportsman came out for a guided tour of the marshes of Nolensville this morning guided by yours truly….
Conditions: It ain’t Teal season boys….. So forget the September temps. The mallards are flying for this late season hunt! 30 degrees with about 1-2 mph NW wind
Pax: 3rd Degree, Sterno, Barney Fievel, FNG – Snow Ball, Kermit, Inspector Gadget, Stats, Creeper, TV Guide, Ragdoll, Tebow, Netflix, Altidore, Micdrop, Nimbus, Show Me (Q) aka lead guide.
Pre-Party : Something ridiculous, hard, and grueling…(Which is why Q skipped so he could get his shotgun ready)
18 was a special number today
18 – Side Straddle Hops
18 – Squats
18 – Merkins
18 – Forward Arm Circles (Q’s cadence struggled but it was because he wanted his Quack cadence to be stellar for the rest of the hunt)
18 – Backward Arm Circles
Mosey to the Blind where we will put in!
Thing 1 – The DUCK Blind Mill Creek (River) Bridge
#1 – Decoy Set up
Mill Creek Bridge was our hunting blind this morning. The mallards love the river bottoms and we were there to make sure we smoked em when they committed to our blind. But first we had to get our decoys across the river…. You can’t expect to get on em if your mojo ain’t in proper flying position… Q made the sportsman duck walk the bridge to get their decoys out. But since sun was coming up and we needed to be timely about a 5 burpee penalty/reward was issued for any hunter who gave in early.
#2 – Harvest Retrieval (don’t tell the Mrs.’s)
Any duck hunter worth his salt doesn’t leave his kill in the river and since we didn’t have a dog with us we were our own dogs. Pax were issued partners and partnered bear crawl back across the bridge as far as they could make it with their partner pax strapped to their waist. Once pax were exhausted and ducks started to sink pax’s switched up and completed the bear crawl back to the boating ramp.
Mosey to Mill Creek Brewery Parking lot
Thing 2: The Clean Up
Time to clean our kill…
18 – Calf Rises
Duck walk the parking lot to the other side
6 – Iron Mikes in honor of Michael Waddell the great Realtree host
Rinse and repeat 2 additional times…. Why you wonder? The daily bag limit is 6 but the possession limit is 3 times the bag limit BABY so lets go!
Mosey to the pain ground
Thing 3: 6 pack
We ate a lot of Duck so we want to work off the flab even though this routine has nothing to do with our core.
1 Pull up and 5 Merkins repeat with 2 pull ups and 4 merkins and so on each time to equal 6. Once the sportsman hit 5 pull ups and 1 merkin the lead guide ShowMe showed no mercy and told them to rinse and repeat to wash off all that filthy duck meat from their teeth…..
18 – Freddy Mercury
18 – WWI
Q had struggled on his calling cadence giving too many quacks in the blind so graciously 3rd degree and Tebow stepped up to the shooting platform and unloaded one final good load of steel shot on em…
18 – American Hammers (courtesy of 3rd degree)
18 – Crunchy Frogs (Thanks to Tebow because he knew we needed sushi after all that wild game)
Circle of Trust
Q encouraged the sportsman with the importance of spending quality time with their 2.0;s and how this is so vital. Outdoors is simply one way to do that. Be intentional with our time, put the phone away and invest in those who need us the most.
9th Man – Stats allowed us to peak in a little bit more to his world and shared about hometown, love for running, F3, and his bride.
The guillotine I mean gauntlet (sorry Sterno) is coming soon….
Welcome Dave Ramsey’s Snowball to the group.
2nd F this Thursday lunch meet up not sure where yet?? Tebow has mentioned potentially Brothers Burgers on Slack…
That’s all for now men. Thanks for getting on the waders and diving in the water with me this morning and making some memories. Keep your guns loaded and your calling reeds cleaned out for our next hunt…. Sometimes them coots come in hot!