A crisp Fall morning out on the saltwater with our first hunter today. Joe tagged out on a primo drake harlequin just after first light so we decided to pull the rig and move to hunt the openwater for scoters. He took a nice surf scoter right off the bat and the first bufflehead drake of the season. A couple flocks of oldsquaw were buzzing the rig and just before the tide change he takes a second drake surf was sporting a bonus! Per the USFW report this surf scoter drake was banded in WA as a wintering bird in 2005.