Photo Gallery: California's Big Valley Part 2
It was the third day of California's waterfowl season and after two banner days of toppling mallards from the air; Mike Reynolds was feeling the first taste of defeat in a season that will likely consume his life for the next 100-plus days.
Modesto Reservoir is one of three manmade reservoirs, relative in size, in Stanislaus County. The lakes receive their water from a series of canals that collect runoff from the Sierra Nevadas. James Overstreet photo.