|"Salute To Geese"|
Journal entries - 2006
Oct 23 off very early to North Dakota for the week
Oct 29 limped back home at about 7:00 pm.........I'm beat
Oct 30-31 R&R for all
Nov 1 finally recovered enough to resume the journal.......Wow....what a
trip.....if I'm five years younger and thirty pounds lighter next year...I
might go back, this was a new area for the experienced ND hunters in
our group, therefore the week was more of a scouting trip, saw lots of
ducks and geese with plenty of water to hunt, but we were never in
exactly the right place at the right time, on Friday found huge numbers
of geese and mallards with no time to really target them, right at dusk
on this last day, I watched my first giant mallard tornado....amazing
note: dogs had little real action, Kooly never had one retrieve, Taffy
and Daisy had two cold blinds apiece........both were nice, the
trip was very disappointing in terms of getting the dogs
note: Taffey had a long cold blind on a crippled goose which she
brought back with no trouble, Daisy's first duck was a blind
retrieve of a big "Bull" Canvasback - I will always remember
these two retrieves
my first ever goose and "Csn" at 66 years old
|After the North Dakota trip, I was
able to obtain permission to hunt the field adjacent to the small training
pond a few miles from home. That one North Dakota goose and huge flock it
came out of lit a fire. Little did I know at the time how much fun geese
were going to be.
In addition, I did not realize this field and pond would provide Taffey, Kooly, Daisy and Gunny so many opportunities to regularly hunt geese on the X.
The following link is to sections of the early years of Daisy's goose hunting experience including the goose retrieving "prep" done with each KwickLab before the North Dakota trip - they were ready. The links and photos focus mostly on Daisy's early goose hunting experiences. I would have to say, she'll always have a special place in my memories. Her "extreme swagger when doing geese" is dynamic.
Daisy's Goose "Daze" (link)
|(two geese "banded in Ontario" the first year)|
Goose Dog Primer (link)
Be proactive and prepare for goose hunting.
The 2011-12 Goose Season was "magical"