By Passion for the Hunt
Waterfowl Seasons are winding down across many states and this time is considered “late season” by many waterfowl hunters. Birds have seen decoys spreads and have often been pressured but weather and cold temperatures can tilt the advantage towards the hunter. Successful late season hunting often means toughing out some extreme conditions. Try these adjustments from Dakota Decoys Pro Staffer Logan Anderson to finish Canada Geese down the final stretch of the season.
By Tayler Michels (Staff Member, Passion for the Hunt)
North Dakota Badlands bound, I drove over night from Bismarck where I live. A winter storm had begun to rock the region making the three hour drive much longer. Highway travel came to a crawl as snow piled onto the road. Visibility was poor and my trek to the Badlands seemed to be never-ending I was tired but my excitement level was still unbridled. I was heading into my favorite hunting area to pursue my favorite big-game animal in late November. The rut was still going strong and cold nasty weather that would surely have big bucks on their feet all day. As I got off the main highways and made my way on a familiar trail deep into North Dakota’s backcountry, the clock indicated that the night was getting closer to sunrise but there was no sign of the glowing sun on the horizon. In fact there was no horizon at all, the wind had picked up with gusts around 45 mph and a fresh six inches of snow created whiteout conditions. Six more inches were forecasted on the way later in the day.