Out of the fog, Illinois' north zone waterfowl seasons opened this morning.
As usual for the past few years, I shot opening morning with Jeff Norris of Fox Valley Guide Service in Kane County.
That's Norris below checking the decoy spread while Buck the Wonder Dog, Jerry Pabst's Lab ran around.
And as usual the venerable Pabst was one of those along.
We didn't slaughter them, but we put a dent in both wood ducks and Canada geese. Probably should have been more of a dent in both than we did.
Maybe the best part was the prep.
Or the talking. And we did plenty of that.
I suspect it was an OK opener in general across the north zone, considering the blue skies and relative warmth, though there was a slight frost just before sunrise in North Aurora.
More to come later.