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    First Cut Corn - 9/24/18

    Went out yesterday morning and sat in the blind over some freshly cut corn with DU CT, our bud Alex and a friend of his who's never hunted over September cut corn. We sat from sunrise until about 8:30. At about 6:45 the first group of 20 or so geese showed up and circled twice, struggling in the wind to find a way down to the field. The wind was pretty strong out of the northeast and we had set out our decoys to block off a portion of the field where we didn't want them to land but they didn't like the presentation. One their second pass around we opened up and dropped five birds knowing they likely wouldn't have made another attempt to land. We got up to gather the birds and found one was banded, a 1008, which happens to be the first band we've ever taken from this farm permission in six years of hunting it. It's DU's permission so he was pretty excited to finally get a band from the spot we call "paradise." After gathering the birds we shifted the decoys a bit into the direction of the wind to open up the landing zone. Not but ten minutes later a group of seven birds worked the spread with one pass and a perfect approach in. At a few feet off the field the call was made and we thinned the genetics of that family group as no birds flew out. Another band came from that group. We had a single come in at one point and then the final action of the morning was another large group of unknown number. The sun was shinning so brightly in our faces that it was hard to pick a bird to start with as they were on short final approach but we managed to bring our count up to 19 at that point. It was a great morning all around. The wind brought a nice seasonal chill that made it feel like fall and when the clouds rolled in shortly after that final group of geese came it really felt like autumn. I had the day off and DU took the day off and we spent the rest of the day at the farm earning our right to hunt it. I drove tractor, packing and moving silage and Tony drove a silage truck back and forth from the fields as the corn was cut and chopped. It always feels good to give back to the landowners and farmers that let us hunt.



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    Yea dont let permission like that slip. I have yet to secure anything like that. And its not for a lack of trying.

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    Very nice...and jewelry to boot.

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    Way to get it done! Well deserved


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    Hitting them hard as usual. congrats.
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