Dakota Country Magazine October 2016 Edition - Page 6

Waking Up in the Dark Jon Mitzel I It’s not easy to get out of bed before daylight, but that’s what it takes if you’re looking for a nice limit of greenheads or geese. More than likely you’ve got a long drive and need to construct a decoy spread and be ready to shoot 30 minutes before sunrise. But the show is worth the work. It was last fall, when I believe we found one of the first large, huntable flocks of snow geese in our area. We wanted a chance at these early birds before they were pressured. That particular morning we arose from warm beds at 3:30 a.m., with just over an hour drive an BGvW'2b6WGFpW6R666FV62&Rv2vBFPVBv2vf6VB7B7VW"vRGFVFrFR6vV66vRvVBgFV&6Rg&FR6W"&W@brF&VBFRr( 66'W6BFR&B&FW&^( 2&VVB6f6W&V6vVF06V6B&B&&rG2fVBV&ǒvWGFrWBb2'&VWR6&VBF336RbFR&W7BVFrBf6rFW26RfW'V&ǒBbRvBFvWBffVBRVVBF&RV&ǐ&6W"N( 2FVvFRf'7BGv"F&VR&w2BV7Bf R'WBgFW"fWrV&ǒ&6W2RFW7BFW&^( 2W7B6WFr7V6&WBƖgFrg&v&Ц&VBFRfBvƶrFFRF&W72bFRWG6FP6BFR&Wv&B2&VrWBFW&RvVFƖvBVW&vW2( FF6VG'vP&FW2FRv6RW6RbW vFƖfRBVf&VF&W6W&6W2FRFW&W7B`66W'fFvW6P&V7&VFB&W7V7Bf"ƖfRࠥT$ĕ4U EdU%D4rD$T5D ֗GVTDD &֗GVdd4RtU &Vf66W FF6VG'vP&#s@&6&6BSS Bs#SR33ӃscrS s#SRS3fVâF6t&&6W@wwrFF6VG'vR6ФƗ7FVF( FF6VG'vP&F( e"SS&FWfW'FW'6FBsCWg&FBCVB6GW&FBsCVЧvFW"7B֗GVࠤfVB7Ff`&FFW2&W&FVV'B&&6&6'&&6vVvV'7FW 6V6FWFW"'&w0gVvƖR&6&6FVW&&fW 6֗F6VFWf2PFV&G0G&67F6Fv'&6ࠤDD4TE%tP6WGFr6rv6RFV62VFW"FRBbVFƖvG2ࠥvRbFF6VG'7F&W"#`54BSscU52Cs32V&Ɨ6V@FW2V&ǒ7V'67&F&FRW"V"2C# R2CS26F֗GVWFF"V&Ɩ6F22CV&w7VFR3&6&6@SSB67GW&W2Bw&72&R&W6W'fV@BB&R&W&GV6VBvFWB66VB`FRV&Ɨ6W"6VBFW&FFF6VG'&#sB&6&6BSS"W&F67FvRBB&6&6BBFFFƖrff6W25D5DU#6VBFG&W726vW2FFF6VG'&#sB&6&6BSS"ࠧwwrFF6VG'vR6Р