As the day was starting to wind down, we had more singles start working in.
One single Ross’ goose in particular gave us a perfect opportunity right out in front and we dropped it stone dead. As Brian’s dog retrieved the bird back to the blind, we all noticed the glistening band in the sunlight on the Goose’s leg. We were all ecstatic as we found out that the bird had been banded 10 years ago way up in northern Canada. The day’s hunt finally came to an end, after a couple more singles worked great, right in the kill hole. We ended the day with a bag of 18 Snow geese.
After the hunt was over, we headed back to the Hunt Club where Scott and the other guides prepared a fantastic meal for us. For the rest of the evening, we then sat around and traded hunting stories with the rest of the guys in camp that were also staying with Squaw Creek Hunt Club. Before we all went to bed, Scott gave us the plan for morning and our departure times from the lodge. Scott told us that we were going to be going to the other spread he had that was up on a very large hill in a corn stubble field.
As morning approached and our alarms went off, we were excited to get out to the field and see what the day had to bring. On Day Two we were going to be hunting with another group of 4, as well as one of Scott’s other guides- Dan. The guides had already been up for some time when we awoke, and had already been to the field and set up the layout blinds for the day’s wind. Scott also had a third spread of all full body decoys set up in another location, for those hunting a 3 day package.
As the sun came up, we had a group of Snow geese work right in just about perfect. But instead of committing, as Snow geese do, at the last second they flared up right before they got into shooting range. The next group however worked in very well and we ended up dropping four out of the flock!