Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Sneak-and-peak deer hunting
So there the three of us sat, on buckets behind a simple burlap covered blind, with only about 20 decoys out in front of us but this had been a hot field-cut barley and oats that the geese had been coming to for an easy feed each afternoon.
"Right over those power lines at the end of the field-at the corner of the field."
That area where he was pointing to was about three-quarters of a mile away. And try as I might, I couldn't make them out.
"No, but if Charlie says they are there, than you can bet on it."
"Call," Jesse instructed me but I still couldn't see any birds.
"Right there where I said they were," Charlie confirmed.
Both of the McCabe boys stated that they wanted their shots to be at geese just over the decoys and right out in front. As if this old goose hunter could perform miracles.Several more times Charlie would pick up flocks of geese that were miles away, his vision being obviously superior to what most people can achieve. And finally we did the trick of getting both of them shots right in front and right over the decoys and they both had their goose. And then legal time ran out and while we were picking up our decoys, a lone goose came in and landed near where Charlie was standing. Both Jesse and I had to just about tackle his brother to keep him from shooting it."You know, Charlie can shoot those big bucks right in their beds," Jesse said on the way back to camp. And now I know why, and why my success at sneaking and peeking had "peaked."
Dick Pinney's column appears weekly in the New Hampshire Sunday News. Email him at DoDuckInn@aol.com.
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