|Merkel Model 8 12 Gauge with Kent Tungsten Matrix No.3|
|Another frozen solid lake|
After checking out the lakes I moved toward the river. I decided to fish the same section as I did yesterday but I would start further down today. Within a few yards from the truck, I flushed a single greenhead but since my firing lane was obstructed by vegetation I moved quickly to my right and shot, by this time the drake was 35 years or so out. I missed the first shot and tracked him for the second barrel. I missed again. By the second shot 10 more greenheads flushed further down.
After cursing my lousy shooting I moved down flushing even more greenheads. This time about 6. No shots were taken as I had no shooting lane. I moved down. And about 1500 yards I spotted a herd of Elk including a number of bulls. We stood there cautiously staring at each other as took pictures.