Spent a lot of time up in the NMW in October this year. Made lots of great memories with Matt, Dad and Abby. These included Matt’s first bird in the air with a gun his gramps gave him and limiting out on another day using his Pepe’s single shot road gun (got 1 in the air with it too!). Birds were plentiful all but one day with our best day seeing about 40 birds.
Abby started the month let’s say with youthful exuberance. After being on close to 100 birds she really started to come around, be cautious and get some great points. Still lots of work to do on steady after flush through to after shot. That’s for the Spring though. After the holidays we’ll do some more with forced fetch… she’s still having trouble there.
Matt and I hauled the camper out on October 26th. Hauling out was an uneventful experience, which we all hope for when we’re towing. I had been a little concerned about some planned bridge work up there at Pittston Farm and Leadbetter would be a major hassle. We only had to go around and across Seeboomook dam one time which adds about an hour of travel time. They finished the bridge work at Leadbetter the day before we pulled out. Kudos to NMW for making it as painless as possible.
The following video has some of the NMW campsites chronicled as well as some of the sights and wildlife we encountered. Hope you enjoy!