Don't Explain Away Poor Hunts; Adapt to Find Success
Every outdoorsman falls into the trap of using excuses to explain subpar days afield. Waterfowl hunters are no different.
A psychologist might classify this behavior as a defense mechanism; our way of rationalizing a poor performance. Sometimes, those excuses are legitimate, as many factors can make waterfowling difficult or even ruin a hunt. But other days, they’re just an easy way to make yourself and other folks believe that a bad day of hunting wasn’t your fault. And soon, you fall into that trap too easily.
Don’t do it. Instead of making excuses this year, find ways to overcome challenging situations and succeed. No, you won’t take home a full strap of birds every day. No one does. But beating the odds and shooting at least a few ducks or geese is far better than sitting at home and rattling off lame clichés.
Let’s examine some common duck hunting excuses and identify ways to avoid using them this fall.
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