Waterfowl Hunting Winner
When Doug Frey volunteered to help out with a California youth duck hunt in February, he took a camera along just in case. His foresight paid off. Frey captured this moment early one morning on Humboldt Bay. In case you are wondering, the fold-up plywood blind is standard equipment while hunting Pacific brant in this tidal area.
California youth hunts are held each year after the regular waterfowl season ends. "Hunts like these give youngsters who might not have the opportunity a chance to get out and see what it's all about," Frey says. "There were four youths in the blind and two adults, who kept an eye on them and for safety purposes. It was a beautiful morning, and those youngsters got their birds."