On Tuesday an unnamed duck hunter found himself in a precarious position. He became stuck in the mud flats in Mount Sinai Harbor when the morning tide went out. Luckily the hunter was prepared for just such an emergency and had a cell phone on him, calling police for help.
"At approximately 8:38 a.m., a duck hunter was reported to be stuck in the mud of a marsh," said a Suffolk Police representative.
Ultimately the hunter did not need to be rescued, since, according to police, "he was able to free himself and return to dry land."
Duck hunting in Mount Sinai has a long tradition but in the last ten years or so people living in the area have complained about gun shots hitting houses and cars and waking them up in the early hours of the morning.
The New York State Department of Conservation website says that duck hunting season this year in Suffolk County is from Dec. 5 until Jan. 29.