Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunt

In January I traveled to Chesapeake Bay to hunt ducks. There were three of us from Minnesota: Greg Schrantz, Tom Martineau, and myself. Our hosts/ guides were Rob Denny and Jim Goins. The weather conspired against us but we did get a few ducks anyway, and they looked great in their late winter/spring plumage. I even took a pair of beautiful canvasbacks home to have mounted. We had a great time and hope to return next year.

Jim Goins with a drake black duck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canvasbacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

A painting of one of the duck blinds.  This painting is a thank-you gift to Jim Goins, our gracious host on this trip and a passionate and skilled waterfowl hunter as well.

 

 

 

 

A recently completed painting based on one of the places we hunted on Chesapeake Bay.  Title: Brackish Blacks-Black Ducks.