Thursday, September 17, 2009

Forgotten Routines

When it comes to waterfowl hunting most people forget the routines that you would go through for deer hunting or turkey hunting. Shotgun pattern's!!!! This is one of the most over looked thing when it comes to goose or duck hunting. Just like turkey hunting, you didn't come this far to cripple a bird or flat out miss. With all of the new steel shot loads on the market there are so many choices for shot, lengths and velocities.

When patterning don't shy away from changing out choke's or loads, for instance the combination of a Modified choke with #2 shot is a very popular combo. Personally I like to shoot a Modified choke with BB shot in 3", the possibilities are ENDLESS!!! Just take the time before season and make sure that your ready to go! Shoot Straight!

Youth Waterfowl Weekend

Its just around the corner, as a matter of fact this weekend! Hope to get out with my good friend Dave Hagen and maybe Chico if we can pry him out of the treestand. The total party will be Dave, Mike Sr., my brother Jake and myself. Hope to get some ducks and have a good time on the water, the best part is that we get first crack at the ducks before the adults do! Video and pictures will follow after the hunt

- Mikey

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back To The Old Grind..... Scouting???

Hey guys,

I have finally gotten back into the grove of using the blog again, starting things off a good note I went goose scouting today! Fellow prostaffer Chuck Parr and I ventured off early this morning and watched over a few fields we have scouted prior to today. We watched one of them for almost an hour, Geese came into it just as planned and started feeding through the wheat field. Later on in the morning we came back to the field, only to find more geese in the bean field next to the one we were scouting. It was a smaller bean field with a watering hole in the middle of it, there was 100+ geese in this small resting spot and got the blood flowing fast! We were also watching over 2 more fields that morning with another wheat field with about 70 geese in it, and also another wheat field with around 85 in it.

With any good hunting trip, comes good scouting! This is one thing most hunters forget to do, so next time before hunting dont forget to do your homework and find that X that marks the spot.