A New Year’s Eve Celebration

Scott Morgan and  friends celebrated New Year’s Eve flat on their backs in layout blinds in a field near Baldwin City, KS. Using only fourteen shell decoys, they had hundreds of Canadas checking them out all afternoon. Conscientious hunters that they are, Scott said they could easily have limited out but didn’t want to clean that many birds so they quit with six honkers in the bag.

Good dog work is at least half the fun of a waterfowl hunt and Scott’s Lab Kola did her part by dragging one goose on a 1/8-mile retrieve. The big gander weighed in at 15.5 lbs. and had a vise grip on Kola’s ear all the way.

Now these guys know how to celebrate!



Published by BruceCochran

Bruce Cochran graduated from Oklahoma University in 1960 with a B.A. in design. He worked as a humor writer/illustrator for Hallmark Cards from 1960 – 1962 and has freelanced as a writer, cartoonist and illustrator since then. Cochran drew daily sports cartoon for USA Today from 1983 – 1991. He has 10 humor/cartoon books published by Willow Creek Press and his work appears regularly in Wyoming Wildlife, Outdoor News, On Wisconsin Outdoors, Pheasants Forever Journal, Wildfowl, Gundog, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Delta Waterfowl and other publications. He also writes and illustrates a regular humor column for Wyoming Wildlife News. Bruce won first place in the magazine humor category of OWAA’s EIC contest in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Life Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited. Life member: NRA. Member: Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, OWAA and Outdoor Writers of Kansas.