Morning in a duck blind
5:30 a.m.: After a short boat ride, George, Bob and I arrive at our blind in the Middle Hole, a small clearing in the flooded hardwoods. It's still dark outside, so we use flashlights to illuminate our way inside the big elevated blind from which we'll hunt. Everyone checks their shotguns to be sure they're unloaded before handing them in, then each of us arranges his gear so it'll be within reach when shooting time comes.
5:45: In the half-light of pre-dawn, we set the decoys.
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