It started raining today at about 9:30 am. One group left when it started raining shooting 3. The other group lasted until early afternoon shooting 5. One of the guides drove around looking to see what was in the area. He saw plenty in the area but most are in the Missouri River bottom roosting […]

Bird Number Dropped

There was a bird change in the number of birds today. One group hunted all day. They were rewarded for the persistence with 16 birds. They didn’t see a ton of bird but what that saw showed interest. For the last several days we saw mobs upon mobs of birds pay us no attention. I […]

Sheep Dog

We decoy a sheepdog today. Although we saw thousands of birds pushing north the dog was about the only thing that thought the decoys looked interesting. He laid there for a while hanging out. Then he when he decided he had enough he walked back home. Saw lots of birds pushing north today but it […]

Rainy Day

Today it rained most of the day. There is a lot of water in low lying areas from the rain and melting snow. Several of the towns near the Missouri River in danger of flooding. Unlike in Arkansas, we have high and dry on rolling hilltops. Tomorrow our first group hits the field. The wind […]

Drilling In The Rain

How do you get windsocks in the ground when it’s frozen? The answer: 18-volt cordless drill, a long masonry bit, & lots of batteries, &  rain gear today! All of the decoys are in the ground. Today it rained pretty hard but that didn’t slow us down. Later in the afternoon, a thick fog moved […]

Goodbye Arkansas

Here is the last decoy to come out of the ground in Arkansas. We are all packed up to move north. While doing that we noticed that one of the trailers had two tires that were bald. Upon further investigation, we found that the leaf spring was broke on one side. Jim will hang out […]

2nd To Last

One group from Iowa came to Arkansas. Today is their second. They had a decent hunt, 19 birds. The guides hunted another field until 11 am. We then pulled that rig for the eventual move to Iowa. The guides shot 11. All of the birds in the field the guides hunted were ross geese. The […]