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Goose S.W.A.T.

Erika saw them from the truck. Three geese in a wide open clover field. Not at all concerned that the season opened the day before. Mosquitoes swarmed veraciously biting man and dog. Jim and I belly crawled down the trail. A doe and two fawns noticed us but kept eating. Safe for now. The geese … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Zeus

When I can’t find the words, my brother finds them for me. This Facebook post captures the essence of the past ten years spent with one of the best hunting buddies I could ever ask for. Zeus might appear as nothing more than an average black lab with a reckless tail which destroys wine glasses … Continue reading

Geese on Ice

I slapped the doors open and sat up. The vivid January sunset set the sky on fire with a warm pinky-purple glow. We had geese to retrieve. 40+ decoys to pack away. I didn’t want to move. I just sat there. Soaking up the moment. It shouldn’t have worked. Dusty called me the night before. … Continue reading

Duck Hunting Video: 2011 Season Highlights

The 2011 duck season was one of the best. The crew and I put down more birds in Michigan than ever before. Dusty and I had a great week in North Dakota. Zeus, at 9 years old, is still kicking ass. And we added Tugboat who has what it takes to be the next great … Continue reading

The Hot Streak

I stepped out of the truck into the teeth of a 40 mph southwest wind. Camo was everywhere. Hundreds of hunters stood in line to try their luck at Harsen’s Island “duck bingo”. Out of 91 parties we were #89 on the list. We scrambled out of the parking lot to beat the crowds to … Continue reading

Wood Ducks, Geese and Flooded Corn

Saturday. Oct. 8th, 2011 Nick was running late. Not surprising. I called him just hours before to make final plans for the south zone waterfowl opener. It was 8 pm and he was on his way to the bar with some buddies. That leaves me, dad, my brother and Zeus waiting in a dark parking … Continue reading

The Triple

They rose from the lake. A flying mass of ruckus and feathers. A big flock of geese. At least 50 maybe 60 birds. They skirted our field.  Cruising low over the distant treeline. I was disappointed. Dusty and I left Detroit at 8:30 the night before. Two hours of sleep and an hour of setting … Continue reading

North Dakota: My Financial Advisor

Debt Crisis panic is everywhere. I can’t turn on the TV, listen to the radio or even check email without being inundated with fly-by-night “economists”. Talking heads who act like they know what’s going on but don’t have a single good idea between them. That doesn’t stop them from throwing numbers around. Numbers so large … Continue reading

The $7 Goose

Frost on the windshield of my truck makes me giddy. It means those first few rushes of cold Canadian air are making their way south. In my mind, I see gloomy storm fronts pushing hundreds of ducks right into my decoys. It’s the stuff duck hunters’ dreams are made of. Excited at the idea of breaking out of my … Continue reading

Michigan Mulligan

Opening morning of Duck Season is the single most anticipated event of my year. I’ve hunted with the same core group of guys, at the same spot, since I was 13 years-old. Every year the walk through the aspen tickets, in total darkness, brings back a flurry of memories. Dropping teal and wood ducks with … Continue reading

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