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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

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

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

Successful Youth Waterfowl Hunt

His name is Hunter. He’s a certified sky-watching, marsh-loving, straight-shooting, waterfowl chasing outdoor fanatic. And he’s only 13 years old. I’ve known Hunter for pretty much his entire life. Our families have been friends for years and his dad was my first hunting idol. Mike dropped more waterfowl, whacked more bucks and flushed more upland … Continue reading

Good Morning from the Goose Blind

Good morning from Lake St. Clair. Zeus, Mike and I launched from South River Rd. this morning. We set about 12 goose decoys, sat back and enjoyed the view. The lake is packed with waterfowl. Mallards, black ducks, teal, divers and geese constantly traded from the canals to the big water all morning. We didn’t … Continue reading

Pass Shooting Geese and Casting Top-Water for Bass

Overnight temps are dipping into the 40’s. Primetime TV is filled with football. Hunting season is officially here. Zeus, my dad and I chased geese in nothern Michigan this past weekend. Crops are up keeping the birds from working the fields. So we took the opporutnity to pass shoot local birds as they left the roost and headed to morning feeding spots. The sun quickly rose as woods … Continue reading

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