Elite Refuge Member
- Oct 20, 2000
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- Bartlett, Tn., USA
The worst I have ever seen was a group of guys up here snow goose hunting. Taking 200+ birds a day for a week, and going home with none. They had asked a native friend of mine if he wanted "some" birds, and he came home after work to see 200+ ducks and geese on his deck.....uncleaned. Just not right. Game warden was called and I don't know what happened, but I never saw those guys up here again. Hell, I'm still chewing on sticks and sausage from birds in shot in 2019 (vacuum sealed so they have stayed surprisingly fresh in the freezer), and I still have to process my fall meat from this year (I bought my own sausage stuffer and mixes ).
Some friends of mine hunted (mostly snows) around the Quills for about 20 years. They had a list of folks that wanted birds, but one year they went late and most of the people had birds already. A farmer they knew mentioned a family that was in serious need, so they stopped by to ask. The father said he wanted all they would give and told them to put them in the bed of a broken down pickup if he wasn't home.
Next day they got into the geese good, and the man wasn't home. The birds were higher than the sides of the bed. At lunch they started feeling guilty and went back to get some of the birds. When they pulled up, the whole family was out in the yard picking geese with grins on their faces. Old guy said to keep bringing all they could shoot.