Earlier this month Online Content Editor Alex Robinson tagged along with Kevin Addy and his snow goose crew.
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You'd probably never cut it as a snow goose hunter in the East. You don't have the money for decoys, you don't have the right land access connections, you don't have enough time and you don't have enough friends willing to wake up at 2 a.m.
But, if by some chance you were determined enough to overcome these improbabilities, your wingshooting life would open to one of the most remarkable opportunities in North American waterfowling.
Imagine 100-bird days, with flocks of 30 geese dropping 600 feet straight down out of the sky into your decoy spread like Blackhawk helicopters. You're ears are ringing. You're barrel's smoking hot. You can't reload fast enough.
This is Avery Outdoors pro-staffer Kevin Addy's life for four months out of the year. He's given it all up to figure out how to hunt Atlantic Flyway snow geese as they leapfrog from their wintering grounds in the Chesapeake Bay to their breeding grounds in Greenland.
"Snow goose hunting is like a drug," Addy says. "Once you get a little bit, you just want more."
Earlier this month I got to spend 24 hours chasing snows like an addict with Addy. By the end of the day, I would know exactly what he meant.
Photos By: Alex Robinson and Lori Receski