My Grandma Frances, all 4′ 6″ of her, used to say good things come in threes. They certainly did for me on three outings over the past two days. Sunday morning's goose hunt brought a limit of three from a nice flock that decoyed perfectly. File Photo Sunday morning Hank and I headed to a friend’s pond east of Newton. I got their late but by 8 a.m. I had a dozen goose decoys floating, another dozen bobbing on stakes and a lay-out blind grassed-in a few yards away.
A little more than an hour later a flock of about a dozen nice Canadas passing overhead banked to my calls and flagging, circled once and sailed low over the water about 20 yards away. About nine flew off. Funny, the last time I hunted the pond I shot a limit of three big geese from one flock,too.
After a little football and a little nap I headed to a buddy’s lease near Quivira for the last three hours of the 2011-2012 deer seasons for that unit. With only a few minutes to spare I put an anterless tag on my third deer of the seasons. Monday's crappie fishing produced fish to 14". Monday morning I had to “work” at Marion Reservoir with a friend who’d been catching crappie for several weeks. No, I didn’t just catch three but I came home with enough fillets for Kathy and me, and two friends at work to enjoy what should be great fresh fish dinners.
You can probably read more about the fishing trip on Sunday’s outdoors page.