Brutal, just plain brutal. Three of us met at the field just before 10AM. The geese were still on two small roosts. Not a single goose in the city parks, school yards or golf courses. 5 inches of fresh snow and the wind was picking up. The wind chill dropping. " Do you think it's worth it" " I brought shells, Full bodies wont work. I stated we were here, may as well hunt; Minutes later trying to find the small pit blind covered with snow, the wind biting my face,. " It just may not be worth it." Parking the truck, walking back to the blind 4 snow geese started to land in the decoys. My dog saw the birds and slowly layed down, trying to hide. 35 yards from the blind, killed my first snow goose in 10 years. 30 minutes in the blind and Holly my 15 year-old dog seemed happy to head back to the truck and wait this hunt out. As I was headed back to the blind a flight of geese disappeared in the drifting ground blizzard, shots rang out, all geese easily escaped. The driving snow froze our guns, firing pins,return springs,safeties., and our face and fingers. Sometimes only one shot per flock . Geese flew so low at times they were lower elevation than us. 6, 7 flocks came in wingtip high, with plans to land on the blind. Geese just feet away hooked the wind and were gone. The screaming wind was really something. One decoy just 9 feet away would completely disappear. Ive hunted in windstorms, cold -10, -15, -20 below dozens of times,snow storms, pouring rain, lightning , but this day the wind and snow was kicking our butts.