Christmas Goose

Christmas Goose

Dec 16, 2013

    Bagging the perfect Christmas goose is a time honored, decade’s long family tradition.  In this instance, the word “perfect” means a bird that is large, white skinned, hog fat and, just as importantly, is totally shot free. Delivering such a bird to the Holiday table is not without challenge.  Relentlessly hunted from subarctic breeding...

Season’s End

Season’s End

Dec 15, 2013

  Today was the last hurrah for Iowa’s [north zone] 2013 duck season.  It was about as cold as a duck hunt can get.  Skies were clear and, depending on which station you li  stened to, sunrise temperatures ranged anywhere from 6 to 10 degrees with WNW winds gusting from 35 to 40 mph.  At Clear Lake, it was a genuine Blue Finger morning and wind...