I hate to admit it, but I'm only willing and able to spend a limited amount of time waterfowl hunting these days. I'd love to devote more fall and winter days chasing ducks and geese, but I'm already spreading myself thin with big game, turkeys and as much ruffed grouse as I can fit in. So when I do get out in the field with eyes to the sky, I like to make it count.
Last week I received a generous invite to join a few of my buddies—Dan and John Johnson—on a late-season Canada goose hunt at a secret metro field just minutes from downtown Saint Paul. When it comes to bird hunters, the Johnson brothers are about as hardcore as they come. We plucked only two foolishly curious birds from the foggy sky that morning, but as you know, there's much more to any hunt than killing.
Beyond some goose meat (which was delicious by the way; I'll share the recipe later), I brought some veteran waterfowlin' knowledge home with me straight from the Johnsons. If you hunt cold-season waterfowl, you know frost on decoys can be a deal breaker when trying to get birds to commit. Watch the video below for a game-changing tip on how to easily remove frost from duck or goose decoys.
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