The early goose season is a few weeks old, and the early Youth Waterfowl Day has come and gone. The September 24th Minnesota waterfowl opener is rapidly approaching as are many other state openers.
I don’t know about you, but it’s an exciting time to be a fan of hunting ducks and geese and I really hope you take the opportunity to share your hunt with the world by commenting on my blog. I invite kids, first-time hunters, grizzled veterans, old men, young women and everybody else to post their favorite experience from the 2011 waterfowl season.
So far this season, I’ve been out goose hunting in northern Minnesota with my father and had a great hunt with four birds down. I’m looking forward to a Minnesota waterfowl opener and then a few trips out to North Dakota. I’ll be sure to post the results of my hunts but want to urge you to do the same.
Feel free to talk about your bag but don’t forget the great stories about the one that got away. I always love telling stories about the great retrieves my dog Maddy makes, how about your dog? Then there are the missteps, the follies and the sheer madness of duck camp.
Please post your story below and then post it on your Facebook, Twitter or simply send an e-mail to your friends. Invite them to post theirs as well and let’s do all that we can to tell as many stories as possible from the 2011 waterfowling season.
If you happen to bag a spoonbill, pay a visit to the "Team Spoonbill" page on Facebook. Become a fan and post your photos as well.
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