With only one week until the eve of Ohio's new hunting year I have to say that I'm starting to get a little excited.
Yesterday I visited the dove fields at the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area in Trumbull County. The fields were not very impressive, due to the horrible wetness experienced during the spring. That greatly delayed planting which has resulted in under-achieving corn, no sunflowers and the wheat strips not yet burnt.
The Horvath field especially looked bad with few doves. The area management field looked only marginally better.
Bev and I will get the goose blind ready this week, trimming the brush around it and adding the camouflaged drapes along with tossing out the floating goose decoys.
Looking forward to helping reduce the farm pond's goose population, much to the delight of the pond's owner.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn