Lynch, owner of Lynch Mob Calls, was named to the waterfowl arm of Sitka
Gear's Pro Staff, we immediately began making plans to test out the new GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh Pattern. When I test things, I like to
make it as difficult as possible, so George, Sitka Athlete
Mike Mitten, Brian Wessel and I decided to hunt geese with
our TallTines recurves and longbows, which Brian crafts by hand.
day in Iowa turned out to be one of bluebird skies and a crisp chill down into
Fortunately, between George’s
premier calling skills and the incredible comfort and concealment properties of GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh, we got plenty of
action – both on the lake shore and in the corn fields.
Each flock of honkers presented multiple
opportunities when they committed to landing among our decoys. They knew
there was some disturbance on the ground, but with no boom, boom, boom of shotguns
going off, they just kept coming in.
We took many trips out
into the lake with the kayak to retrieve our bobbing arrows, but all we had to show for our efforts was a few
floating feathers. However, we did learn quite a
bit on this mission, and we'll definitely refine our techniques. There will be a round two…