Feb 17 – Back On Top

After 4 or 5 days of slower hunting today things turned around. It was our second best total harvest day of the year so far on our Arkansas snow goose hunts. A strong south wind pushed new birds up from down south. At day break the air was full of birds. The afternoon slowed down but that has been the story most of the year. High field was 78 snow geese and low field shot 12. Average was 38 birds, it was a very nice day.

Today we also shot band number 4 for the year. We almost didn’t get it. Shot pellets almost blew it off the bird. The bird was a Ross goose banded in 2005 as an adult. That makes it at least 12 years old. The bill of the bird was all warted up.