The 2016 Christmas weekend was a good one. The weather was near perfect, my whole family was home, and the hunting was outstanding.

Now do not get me wrong. I did not spend the entire holiday weekend in the field.

However, on Saturday morning I did manage to sneak down for a goose hunt with my good friend and waterfowl-hunting expert, Kevin Brunstein.

Our purpose for this hunt was two-fold. First, Kevin had just recently gotten permission to goose hunt a cornfield very near his home.

In Shaman camo and blowing Mountain Screamer calls, Mike Roux brought home the Christmas geese.

When I say “very near,” I mean it. We actually drove our ATVs, pulling trailers filled with full-bodied decoys, right from his house. We hunted within sight of his yard.

The other purpose for this hunt was to field test some new duck and goose calls from MOUNTAIN SCREAMER GAME CALLS. Needless to say, these new calls were awesome and I will tell you much more about them in subsequent articles.

Let’s just say, for now, that they performed brilliantly.

Kevin and I got there early and sat up on a rise in the middle of the field. I was shooting some new waterfowl loads from WINCHESTER called, “X-tended Range Hi Density.”

I was shooting “B” sized shot. There were lots of geese in the air, even before first light.

Kevin always has his geese patterned pretty well. He watches them closely and knows where they are likely to feed and at about what times.

He hunts different fields in the morning than he does in the evening. His prediction for this holiday hunt was for things to heat up a bit after 8 a.m.

He nailed it again.

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