Colorado Hunters Enjoyed Banner Duck Season

Photo by Jerry Neal/CPW.

Photo by Jerry Neal/CPW.

“All good things must come to an end.” This saying rings true for many of life’s endeavors. But as the 2014-15 duck season came to a close on Sunday, these words were especially appropriate for Colorado waterfowl hunters—many of whom enjoyed a banner hunting season.

By most accounts, Colorado duck hunters fared exceptionally well this year. Thanks to record duck populations and some cooperation from Mother Nature, hunters who spent the last several weeks hunkered in frosty blinds were rewarded for their dedication. Although temperatures were unseasonably warm at times (typical of Colorado winters these days), there was enough “fowl” weather during the duck seasons to keep birds on the move and smiles on the faces of most hunters.

In mid-December, I joined District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh on a public-land duck hunt in northeast Colorado. As his last name suggests, Marsh is right at home in a duck blind and is a skilled waterfowl hunter. Armed with my camera and Marsh with his 12-gauge, we both enjoyed a productive morning of shooting. By early afternoon, Marsh had bagged a limit of ducks, and I had a nice collection of photos of the outing (see below).

If you enjoyed some memorable days in the duck blind this season, share your photos on Colorado Outdoors Online. Photos may be submitted to: jerry.neal@state.co.us

 

 

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