For two Oklahoma duck hunters, a scouting expedition on a cold day in January fused camaraderie and comedy.
It’s always a good idea to hunt with a partner. Sometimes when you head out into the wilderness, things don’t go as planned. Sometimes you find yourself in a conundrum, and sometimes your friends are there to lend a hand or make a blooper reel.
That’s what happened to Charlie Kelly when he was duck hunting in Oklahoma with his friend Joe Keith. They had crossed a slough onto an island to look for ducks on the other side. Joe turned back after walking out onto thin ice, only to turn around and see his friend “dispersing his weight” by crawling across the ice. That’s when he pulled out his camera and filmed this graceful display of “Hunters on Ice.” The end product is two friends having so much fun in the great outdoors that it would make Brian Boitano want to head over to Cabelas, grab some camo, a pair of waders and show them how it’s done.
Naturally, the gun was unloaded during this little excursion and this is probably not the safest way to duck hunt, but it just goes to show the lengths that hunters will go to outsmart a bird with a brain smaller than an acorn. Either way, don’t try this at home.