Nothing is better than a calm sunny day on the bay sculling. Knowing that it's sunny and calm on the water is a great feeling. These white collars and mallards tuck their head under their wings and sleep on the calm water. Sculling in on these birds and getting 25 yards on a thousand sleeping birds is a thrill. But pulling up and watching these birds fall is even more of a thrill. My favorite bird to scull is the Black Brant. When sculling these birds they are a challenge to scull. There are many techniques to scull on these birds. First it starts out with the sun to your back, tide in your favor, and find small groups of bids so they are not as many eyes. With these tips, this can help you kill Black Brant out of a scull boat. The most challenging thing about sculling Brant is when they know you are close to them so they swim on you and trust me, they are a chore to catch.
I learned how to scull when I was about fourteen with my Dad out on South Bay. Sculling was a chore to me back then. Over the years I have made many mistakes while sculling birds. But over the years I have learned from those mistakes, and worked my way out of those mistakes to be a better sculler. A lot of people hear about other scullers killing birds, so it drove them to get a scull boat. But what they don't see is how much work it is to scull, not only sculling but rowing around the bay back and forth to get the birds. At the end of the day a handful of people end up selling their boats because of the hard work that is put into it.