Monday, February 23, 2015
Hunting the Shore, lent me an 870, which I'm comfortable enough with. We were set up early enough to watch a commercial guide set up a blind right on the property line of Paul's lease. Sigh.
The geese flew predictably, but did not come particularly close, hanging up on the edge of our spread, about 50 yards out and 20 yards in the air - edge of shotgun range, but almost motionless. On our first volley, we wounded three geese which then sailed directly into the range of the commercial guide and his clients (just 200 yards away) - their first three birds. On the second group of geese, we killed one goose and wounded another, which was killed by the nearby commercial guide as it tried to land while dying.