Ok duck hunters-
We 'always' want the sun and wind at our back- helps the birds light better, and keeps us kind of hidden better. But I ran into a problem running a blind this past weekend:
Greenhead goes down, winged about 150 yards. We are set-up on the edge CRP (thicket) -flooded bean field in front, and hipped up field beyond that. Decoys are about 30 yards in front, about 50 yards to the edge of the water from the dekes, then the field starts. Sun is at our back. Dog doesnt run a successful blind, and has trouble on a couple others. I finally realize what's going on.... She can't see me well due to the sun in her face...
What do you guys do in a hunting situation like this, with a cripple that may get away, but less than ideal circumstances?
Also, how do you deal with it, anticipate problems, when hunting if the conditions aren't "ideal" for dog work?
Let me also note that the wind was about 20mph, crossing and at times in our face, pushing the dog back to the decoys and old marks...