Many people I know, perhaps you, think hunting Canada geese over decoys from a heated pit blind is a comfortable, easy thing to do in the out-of-doors. But, I’m here to tell you that it’s not! At least, not with my goose hunting scenario. First there’s the hike in to the blind with gun and associated gear — almost a half-mile in distance.
Then, there’s the dozens and dozens of decoys to set out which takes about an hour or so to complete.
After that, you get situated in the blind, however, you’re standing up and sitting down constantly until the Canada geese begin to fly.
Once the geese fill the air, you’re calling and flagging to attract them to the spread, or, at a minimum, you’re standing for about 90 minutes or more!
At the conclusion of the hunt, another hour is required for decoy takedown (you forgot about that didn’t you?).
Oh yeah, and then there’s that half-mile walk back to the truck with all of your hunting equipment and a 7-14 lbs. bird or two, or three, or four or five!
Let’s not to forget mention the field dressing and cleaning processes on the geese as well. Now, still say goose hunting is a piece of cake? Not so, is it? It’s an aerobic activity and a calorie burner. Workout guru Richard Simmons would be proud … I think.