Even with lots of geese, it’s not necessarily a cinch to kill them in Delta corn fields.
While it’s often possible to find Aleutians and snows in range, even on sunny days, white-front geese tend to shy away from anything that could be a hunter’s blind and they also are decoy shy.
But last Wednesday afternoon, with few other hunters around, my friend Bob and I had some good chances at speckle-bellies and Aleutians – knocking down twelve of the dark geese between us.
On Thursday morning we killed one more of each species before the morning sun broke through. It was a productive hunt.
We’ll hang these geese for about five days and let them sit in the fridge for a couple more days before making them table fare. The specs are good no matter what but the Aleutians can use a little help from the aging process.