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Pat Shingleton: 'A Quack Up...'

4 years 9 months 4 days ago Saturday, November 15 2014 Nov 15, 2014 November 15, 2014 3:00 AM November 15, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

It's opening day of Duck Season for the Coast and West Zones. Luke Guarisco holds the title as champion duck caller for Avoca and Pecan Island Duck Clubs. Along with the Duck Dynasty stars, Austin McCullough and Hayes Alexander, Luke judges callers. Geese fly in a "V" formation to provide 80% greater range than flying solo. Flying out of formation causes resistance drag. Geese return to take advantage of lift from the lead bird. When a lead goose tires, it rotates to the rear and another assumes the point position. Geese in the rear honk to encourage those ahead to maintain speed. If one is wounded or incurs a malady, two geese leave the formation to provide assistance. Leaving to aid others, they stay until death or on a return flight.

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