Photography by Matt McCormick
Videos of massive snow goose tornados being intercepted by an army of shotguns fill our newsfeeds making this sport appear effortless. However, there seems to be a giant gap between mainstream media and reality. How many hours, miles, decoys, phone calls, handshakes and Red Bulls does a crew go through before experiencing a hunt like this?
Last Spring, I asked my buddy Jon Olson and the Snow Addictions Team to help me put these questions to rest. These 3 hunters are fanatics and while the rest of the country is filling out Final Four brackets, these guys are going seriously hard in the paint chasing one of America’s most incredible migrations. Over the course of 10 days, the four of us logged over 3,000 miles, hunted with 23 different people, felt temps from 5 to 75 degrees, ate like convenience store kings, witnessed an extreme case of gear hoarding and experienced a few epic hunts along the way.
be our best day or our worst.' Camera settings: Canon 6D with Canon EF 11-24 f/4.0 L - 11mm, 7.8 sec @ f/16, ISO 320.