It was a much welcomed break to pull up to a field and with in minutes climb into a clean layout blind overlooking a spread of just over 2,000 decoys.
Not only was I impressed with Jerry’s professionalism from the stand point that he made sure the geese were fully committed and in range before calling the shot, I was also comforted by the fact that safety in the field was Jerry’s number one concern. Before we even started the hunt Jerry had all 6 hunters gather round and informed us of the Do’s and Dont’s in the field for the day. He stated that under no circumstance were there to be anyone walking in front of the blinds with out prior consent from him. If that were to happen all guns were to be facing up with the actions broke. Jerry had total control during the entire hunt which gave me a sense of reassurance.
As more geese started to pour out of the refuge and make their way over our spread, more and more geese were put into gun range and on the ground. It was also nice that there were only a handful of hunters in our spread and when Jerry called the shot from the middle blind, he usually called it on one side or the other so all six guns did not take aim at a single goose. This really added to the overall quality of the hunt.