Mama said there'll be days like this

By Ryan Gardner
Monday, September 17, 2018


Mama said there’ll be days like this (Song by the Shirelles).

The good of this past weekend:

     Thank God for rifle range, pig hunting, fishing, good food, good friends / clients and college football.

The bad of this past weekend:

     Birds went missing.

Why are the birds missing?

     Good question, but I believe it has something to do with 4.0 plus inches of rain in 10 days, a cool front and a tropical waive that came out of the gulf.

     I know many of my fields still have good amount of sunflowers, some winter wheat, water and trees.

     I also know some of my fields have only been hunted 1 to 1 ½ days since September 1.

     Finally, I know when I left after opening weekend we had a good amount (several hundred) dove in my south winter wheat field and several birds in fields around Abilene.

Gentlemen, the bottom line is the hunting was flat out not good around Abilene or Winters.

I have taken care of, and will take care of, my clients who have “Mama said” dove hunting weekends.

No hunts this weekend.

I am going back out to Winters early to verify if the birds are down from the north, or back in the fields before the next group leaves to come to Winters.

Those are the facts, although I would prefer to not report the “difficult” hunting weekends.