In fact we couldn’t keep them out of the decoys. As fast as we could we got Eric and Brandon into the layout boat and got out of the spread. Again Eric had the lucky hand that night, taking an entire limit of three Brant geese with his first and only shot to end the hunt!
This was definitely a trip to remember. With so much beauty and diversity found in the Cold Bay area I thought to myself, I could stay here for two more weeks if time permitted.
The last morning before we had to jump on our flight back to civilization, I asked Charlie for the keys to the vehicle one last time. While most guys just get up, have a relaxing morning with a hot breakfast and coffee and get packed up for the long trek back to civilization, I wanted one more morning overlooking the amazing tundra marsh. I went out by myself to another freshwater pond. Not with the intention of harvesting another limit of ducks, I had already shot my fair share of birds on the trip, but more so to just sit back and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Cold Bay, Alaska.
All morning long I had small flocks of Red-breasted Mergansers and Goldeneyes swing in and out of the spread. What a treat. I didn’t even shoot one duck that morning, I just reflected on both my week in Cold Bay and my trip to St. Paul Island the previous year with Charlie. I felt very Thankful that a man named Charlie Summerville had the vision and passion for the sport to match his adventurous spirit, to put together these incredible Alaskan Waterfowl Hunting Destinations. And thus offering the ability for this duck hunter and so many others a way to make their dreams come true! And for that I am proud and honored to not only call Charlie Summerville my good friend but also naming him The 2018 HuntTheNorth.com Outfitter Of The Year!