~ This weekend was Washington's designated youth hunting weekend- Kids only ! And what a great morning - Crisp fall air when we set out well before sunrise-- It's starting to feel like duck weather ! " Scoters are tough birds ! "-- he says to me a few birds into the shoot. From first light on Spence ran the ducks ragged and he tells me his shoulder and knuckle are a bit sore from all the shooting. Some greenheads got a standing salute and a few young surfs didn't make it back out of the dekes but he was especially proud of his first BIG whitewing drake-- a nice mature drake to start the season off. Scoter stew on the menu tonight Bring on the season !