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Scott Kent of Alexandria shared this photo of his three kids enjoying some time in nature together on a Saturday morning “duck watch” this fall. (Contributed)

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Scott Kent of Alexandria has been trying to duck hunt with his son in the slough behind their house for a couple of years without much success. Kent said his animal-loving daughters have been pleased about that.


He convinced them to go along on a Saturday morning hunt this fall. Convinced they could “save the life of a duck,” they went. Following is Kent’s account of that morning:

“We set up decoys and got set up in the cattails and waited and waited and waited and then the duck call came out and got passed around the boat. Then they started playing Christmas carols on the duck call. It was a great duck watch. We never did get a duck to come in. The girls got cold and made several comments about never doing this again. My son was thrilled to hear that. I was thrilled to have them all in the boat having fun. This might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to get my three kids in a duck boat with smiles on their faces, but I will take it.”

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Nine-year-old McKenna Tabery of Alexandria went on her first duck/goose hunt this fall with her dad, Chris Tabery. After helping set out decoys and get the blinds ready, she settled into her blind to wait for the birds to come in.

Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is the sports editor at the Pierce County Herald. Before working at the Herald, Blaze was a sports reporter at the Alexandria Echo Press for one year and 10 months. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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