Drew Burton and fellow hunters at the Cole Lake Hunting Club in Isola decided not to hunt on Sunday, the final day of the best duck season in Mississippi in his lifetime.
“To tell you the truth, we slept in, a decision we made Saturday night while eating a steak dinner at Doe’s in Greenville,” Burton said. “The reason was simple. On Saturday we had the greatest hunt we’ve ever had and we felt like it was the perfect way to finish the greatest duck season we’d ever had, or at least the greatest I’ve ever had and I’ve hunted them for most of my 28 years on this earth.
“Saturday, we had 15 hunters in four different blinds and everybody limited out on greenheads. It wasn’t just that we had mallard limits but that we had ducks working all morning. Seriously, we couldn’t get the blind closed before we’d have groups of 25 or 50 or even 100 working over our heads again. If we could have carried 10 cases of shells to the blind, we could have shot them all. It makes me feel good any time I have one or two of my hunters say that was the best duck hunt they’d ever had, and we got that a lot this year.”
January 27, 2014 at 3:30pm