You’ve got to be kidding
“Matt and I have strange luck. We decided to go duck hunting on Christmas eve in 2009. We drove 2 hours and sleet started coming down hard with 40+ winds. We couldn’t even setup decoys due to the wind, sleet, and waves. We drove 2 hours just to turn around? You’ve got to be kidding.
We happened to stop by a pond that’s known to be packed during duck season. No one is there. We left everything but our guns and shells at the truck. We walked a 1/2 mile in. There were 10 mallards on the edge. We crawled to within 10 yards and jumped up to shoot them. I got my first double! You’ve got to be kidding.
We ran to the truck and grabbed decoys, then back to the pond and setup. The snow had started a white-out scenario. We couldn’t see 40 yards, but ducks started piling in.
Our calls froze up immediately. The birds kept coming. Our gloves froze to our guns. You’ve got to be kidding.
We limited out in 30 minutes despite all of this. We jumped in the truck and threw it in 4-wheel drive as the snow has accumulated to 5+ inches. Now we couldn’t see past the hood of the truck. You’ve got to be kidding.
A minivan was stuck in the middle of the road and we couldn’t dig it out. We tried to go around it and the boat high-centers on a snow bank. You’ve got to be kidding.
We tried to dig out to no avail. 7 hours later a farmer pulled us out with his enormous John Deer tractor. We got home 24 hours after we left to hunt at 3am Christmas morning. You’ve got to be kidding.
That’s just one of many stories where we’re left saying, You’ve got to be kidding.
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