Fine art print reproduction entitled "Springtime Snows" by Michael Sieve depicting a very successful snow goose hunting scene. Limited edition of 450 signed and numbered prints. Image size, 16" x 24". Published exclusively by Wild Wings.
Photos by Tom Martineau/The Raw Spirit When arctic weather has ponds and lakes locked up with ice, goose hunters have two choices: picked-over agriculture fields (which are usually locked by leases) or rivers that run big and fast enough to keep from freezing over. That open water will attract honkers, but successfully hunting the fast-moving, bone-chilling water requires a different approach from field and lake tactics.
Snow goose hunters know the best chance they have for a successful hunt in an open field is to disappear into it. For years they’ve relied on whites—including suits made of disposable Tyvek material—for concealment. Bulky, uncomfortable and non-breathable, these suits eventually fall apart or fail before the season’s over, ending up in a landfill before their time.