Hard-hunted waterfowl are experts at spotting danger,
and nothing will ﬂare them faster than hunters who
don't hide well. Story and Photos by Bill Buckley, Field Editor
bout the fourth time Gary Litle swung his truck's
headlights in a giant circle, cutting through the gloom
over the middle of a huge wheat ﬁeld, it became painfully obvious there wasn't much cover in which to
hide our blinds. The stubble was sparse and about
inches high, with no tumbleweeds, low spots or uncut
wheat in sight. The best cover we could locate was a small, -foot-wide
strip of stubble perhaps a foot high. Unfortunately, this was our only
option where Gary had seen the geese feeding heavily the previous night.
This was the "X," and this was where we were going to set up.
American Hunter - December 2012
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