This last week found us out in the fields chasing our web-footed friends. Last weeks strong northwest winds seem to have brought in a few fresh geese but we lost some of our ducks that have been hanging around Rochester. The only drawback with hunting right now is the unseasonably warm temperatures and bright sunny skies. This seems to have pushed the geese into a late afternoon feeding cycle which only lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour. The winds of change are on their horizon as Friday a cold front is going to sweep through our area and with it bring cooler air! Hold onto your hats because things are about ready to get real spicy around Rochester! This is the time of year that we all wait for... Big slob geese, and cool crisp mornings with hopefully an inch or two of snow!
This last Sunday I had the privilege to be hunting with Bryce and Skylar (Bryce's 10 yr old daughter) when Skylar shot her first goose! Words cannot begin to describe the enjoyment that we all had when she dirt rolled that single at 15 yards. And I wasn't sure who had a bigger smile, Bryce or Skylar! There were a ton of pictures taken and even more high-fives given to Skylar. It is always nice to see a young person introduced to the wonderful world of waterfowling. Congratulations Skylar on your first goose!
Skylar and Bryce with her first goose!
MANY photos were taken of this proud moment
A pair that did it perfectly!
This flock got crushed!
Yes we shoot ducks in Rochester!
The "Windmill" produces again