First days bag of 22 geese
The crew with the opening day birds (L to R: Joel, Me (Adam), Syrus, Curtis, Steve, Chris (squatting), Greg)
Aftermath of a great morning hunt, 7 guys, 21 honkers. (L to R: Me with Syrus, Joel, Chris, Steve, Justin, Greg, Curtis)
Just the bounty of 21 honkers
Syrus and I on an evening swamp hunt
36 honkers from a fun filled day spanning 2 zones! 21 from the morning, 15 from the evening, our best ever single day total!
Daubert in a truck full of geese
Whole lotta geese!
A tired but happy dog with the birds he retrieved!
For Chris haha
Bags of FFD honkers and lessers
Another FFD Active
FFD's and Curtis
View from Chris' blind
Sunrise in a goose field
Curtis just likes to chill in the decoys!
Picking up (Check out GKal in his long johns! haha!)
Close up of GKal! He's a slave to fashion!
My beautiful (and pregnant) bride who rarely accompanies me on a hunt and our lab Syrus
Pair of decoys on the swamp
Joel watching birds work the spread
Me picking up hulls and wads after the shooting
Syrus with the first bird (the flash is making it look WAY darker than it was, though we were shooting at last legal light).
Syrus getting bird #2
Joel getting out his Game Hogg
Syrus bringing back the 2nd bird
He LOVES to retrieve!
2nd bird in hand
Time to pack it in
Syrus looking for more birds to retrieve!
Beginning the wade across the swamp
Syrus with the days take after a fun morning hunt
Syrus and I after a fun hunt that just he and I shared
Fun photo with drakes and calls
Just a fun photo with a couple mallards and a honker
Steve with a couple fist-fulls of mallards from 1 volley!
A mix of GHG FFD goose decoys, GHG Full Body, and floating mallards made up our spread.
GHG Full Body Mallards in the snow
Evening setting in on a snowy field
Close up of a FFD Honker
Our professional flagger, Curtis
Syrus watching for birds
One AWESOME dog! Syrus waiting for birds to retrieve!
David John with one of his first geese
Steve watching some of the many flocks we saw after limiting out on geese
Still working the spread with no calling or flagging...and a full limit on the ground
The real deal, front and center
Incoming flock on the horizon
Another "fly by"
Even more geese coming!
(L to R) Steve, Me, Jason, Curtis, (Syrus in his blind), David John, Chris, and Greg with 13 ducks and 21 geese.
Another successful day in the late season! 6 black ducks (on the roof), 22 mallards, and 10 geese
Dad with the days take
Steve jumped in for a photo
Curtis "the Flagger"
Me with Syrus and the days' birds
"Good Job Buddy"
6 black ducks
22 mallards, 2 drakes were banded, one for dad, one for Brett
2 bands - gave one each to dad and Brett, their first bands
First duck of the day, a hen buffie
Coolest duck of the day, a drake Goldeneye!
George, Syrus, Greg, and Curtis waiting on the next birds to work the spread
Jason and I waiting on more ducks
He knows what to look for!
Waiting for more action! (notice the ice in the water)
George, Steve, Greg, and Curtis
Jason, Chris, Syrus, Homo, George, and Steve
Homo, George, Steve, Curtis
The ice made a great hiding place. Although we were in brown, with all the other debris along the shore, we blended right in and the ducks came in close!
A full crew makes it fun!
Syrus with the days bag (and a little plastic red fish)
6 buffleheads (2 drakes) and 7 goldeneyes (1 drake)
Not a bad day on the lake
Ducks in a row
Drake and hen Goldeneye
All 3 drakes (goldeneye and 2 buffleheads)
Syrus relaxing in the sun