I did a quick scout on the way to church the night before and there were quite a few geese going into a field owned by a cousin of mine. A co-worker of mine kinda wanted it held until some guys he had coming in from MN got there in the middle of the week. As we had shot plenty the week before, I was cool with that, we decided to set up on the next field and catch the curious ones.
We set up on a beautifully clear morning with myself, and my good friends David and his 2 boys, Joel and Zachary. There was just a slight breeze from the south and the flock would be on the field to our west.
The geese came in well before light and checked us out first before settling into the field west of us. Just about could have knocked a few over the head. As we waited for light, I utilized the time by videoing a bit. As you can see, a lot of willpower needed to wait until legal light.
And a picture I accidentally took instead of videoing
I decided I would shoot on the earlier flights when there was less light and more birds and then video later in the morning. We had some awesome shooting on some flights coming in nice and close. David’s youngest boy Zachary had just bought himself a brand new Stoeger over/under and was enjoying himself immensly. He definitely had a few birds to his credit that were his alone. He made a good shot on a distant Canada that faltered and then spun down about 100 yards later.
As it got lighter and our bird tally was getting higher, I started videoing.
Yeah, I need to work on my videographer skills, but hey its just my cell phone… On this next clip, you can see me put the phone back as a loner came back while they were loading up, so I quickly shot it.
A couple more down here
Some good shooting here as Joel knocks down 2 with his first shot.
And this is probably my best footage of the day.
All told we ended up with a beautiful morning, 37 snows and 5 Canadas. I took 2 blue geese home for the freezer for possibly getting mounted. They definitely weren’t the best ones I’ve seen, but pretty nice.