What A Day

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On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, Bart from our clothing department and myself went to goose hunt a small pond in a cattle pasture that I was fortunate enough to have secured permission to in the northern piedmont. We were taking advantage of the later season for geese that runs until February 15th in the Southern James Bay population zone, where the limit is 5 birds per person this late in the year. The landowner had informed me that there were a hundred and fifty or so geese using this … Read More »


2011-2012 Waterfowl Season

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What a Disappointment!!! It had some high-lights, as does every season, and every day that you’re hunting and not working is a great day, but after last year’s great season and the “record” predictions they put forward about populations this year, I think most of Virginia’s hunters walked away from this year feeling let down. I sure know I’m not on cloud nine rejoicing about all the great hunts that I went on.  I almost want to sell my waterfowl gear and take up crow hunting, HA! Anybody want to … Read More »


2011 Early Goose

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Well this September was my worst one yet. I put more miles on my truck, and more time behind binoculars and knocking on doors than ever before, yet yielded the fewest birds. A common statement I heard throughout September from other hunters coming in the store was “Where are the birds?” That seemed to be pretty universal. I went on a couple decent hunts, and heard of a few others, but it was not what previous years have been. Some hunters I know who normally rack up some big numbers … Read More »


2011 VA Duck and Goose Calling Contests

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On Sunday, October 9th, the Mechanicsville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, on behalf of VA Ducks Unlimited, hosted the VA State Championships of duck and goose calling right here at our own Green Top Sporting Goods store. This is the second year that we have hosted the VA calling contests. There were six contests in all, a duck and goose contest for youth, a duck and goose contest for VA state residents, and a duck and goose contest for residents of all states. Each contest had three rounds. The callers for … Read More »