This is one of my favorite images I captured from the 2015-2016 duck season. In my opinion Drake Mallards are one of the most beautiful species of waterfowl.
This single didn’t even require us to call him in. He swooped into the hole after only a couple circles and right as he stuck his feet out and was about to land we let my friend Danielle shoot! We had to back her up but it was her first time duck hunting and we always let the newest hunter get first shot out of the group. That used to be me but now I’ve moved up to second shot and I’m okay with that!