I probably won't post the picture but yesterday I had the best day afield I've had in 20 years and certainly the best I've had in Idaho.
It was the rare occasion when hundreds of miles of scouting, hours spent behind binoculars and spotting scopes resulted in the right combination of X, wind and weather.
I shuttled 4 friends through the spot and each one left with a limit of greenheads (one sprig and 2 unintended consequence hens) and just under limits of geese. We ran out of friends that could get there before the end of shooting light!
There were a lot of “firsts” that fell yesterday. My friends 10yr old (who had already gotten his first limit of greenheads earlier this year) shot his first goose. A honker that nearly outweighed him. His brother with the broken arm was seriously jealous! My wife got her first true, unquestionable, no doubt limit of greenheads (she was the only one shooting so the pressure was on and she delivered) and her very first goose (with a 20ga I might add) It was the first time that I shot a limit of ducks and geese from the exact same spot, in the same day with the same set up with only me calling (I’m not a goose caller)
I’m not a goose hunter or caller but my friend really wanted to shoot a goose so I practiced up all summer and really got the results. He got his wish and I got to learn the basics of a new skill. Man you can get winded blowing a goose call!
Hoping you all are getting similar results because this smile won’t wear off for quite a while! I only wish I could have shared with other friends near and far that have shared their secret spots and fowling tricks with me along the way, including some folks right here on this chat board and three brothers who shall remain nameless but always part of the adventure. Next time!
Internet Scouting Pro Staff