Great Outdoors: The Last Duck Hunt of the Season

By John Campbell, Reporter


By Sam Louwagie

Before the duck season closed, KCRG-TV9's John Campbell jumped on board with some die-hards who were hoping to get in one last hunt.

Shortly before six in the morning, with temps near zero, the hunters were breaking ice so they could get their blinds in the water. Then it was time for a two-mile trip up the Iowa River.

But the shooting was not good that day. The only retrieving for the group's dog to do was a frozen decoy in the river. And while the group are competitive duck-callers, the best calling in the world wasn't going to help. They didn't see a single mallard.

And after four hours, it was time to not only call it a day, but to call it a season in the Great Outdoors.

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