Monday, March 24, 2014

What we mean when we say CWA does habitat work

For the most part, I can't share the work I do for California Waterfowl because the magazine I produce is print-only, not online. (And for the record, I support that - a couple decades of giving away free content hasn't worked well for newspapers.)

But I've started producing more videos for CWA, and this was a fun one. Fire!

© Holly A. Heyser 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hunting zeppelins - a column for Shotgun Life

Photo by R.J. Waldron, Northwind Outfitters
I think it's safe to say that most geese I've killed in my eight seasons of hunting have been crips - birds injured by someone else that then either flew or swam near me in their debilitated state.

Mercy killings. I put them out of their misery, and the hunting gods showed mercy on my pathetic self by putting those birds in my path.

On the rare occasions I've paid for a goose hunt, it's usually been a spectacular failure.

Between that and the fact that I think duck hunting is just more exciting, I tend to run around saying things like "I hate goose hunting."

But I might not be saying that anymore, and you can find out why in my latest column for Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2014