I swear that game birds and animals know when hunting seasons close. Sometimes I think they can actually read our Game and Parks hunting publications, don’t you? I’m kidding, just kidding.
Such was the case though yesterday when a lone, wayward snow goose lit near our Canada goose hunting spread in Dodge County, NE. The goose hung out with us all day, eventually ending up in our decoys.
It was wildlife watching at its finest as the Nebraska light goose hunting season had closed on Dec. 31st and not many “Cans” (Canada geese) were flying. So, the solo snow goose, whom I shall call “Whitey,” kept us entertained.
In addition to the camaraderie,
and the delicious food,
it’s the wildlife anomalies that also make hunting so special. The lifestyle of hunting is more about making memories than the harvest of game and one of those is the enjoyment of watching wildlife, like “Whitey” now, isn’t it?