Based on the shooting we had had the night before, we decided to change our plans to return home and stick around for the evening hunt. After a short nap in the truck and some sightseeing on the prairie, we were back in the blind by 5:00. Since the birds had been flying better in the morning, we figured the evening should be even better than the day before. Unfortunately, when you’re hunting, things don’t always turn out like they should. About one hour before sunset, an enormous flock of snow geese lifted off of the lake to the southwest of us and started heading north. The massive size of the flock seemed to have it’s own gravitational pull, and sucked most of the birds in the area towards it. With the flight path a couple of miles to our west, we didn’t get many more chances that evening. We were able to scrap out a few more birds before dark, and the sight of all those geese migrating north in front of the beautiful North Dakota sunset is something I wont soon forget.
The final tally for the two days was about 35 geese, more spent shells than I would care to admit to, and one really great time. I’d like to thank Dave Beam for inviting us up for the last few days of the season, and Jason and Robert for an outstanding job of pulling down some really smart birds and providing plenty of entertainment between flocks. I can hardly wait for next spring to do it all again!
For a truly outstanding waterfowling experience, whether it’s ducks and geese in the fall or snow geese in the spring, be sure to check out The Beams on the Prairie website located on the HuntTheNorth.com’s “North Dakota Waterfowl Hunting Page”.