It’s now official. There are only three Wisconsin months – June, July and August – that I have not seen measurable snow on the ground. In many areas of the state, hunters were greeted last Saturday with up to an inch of snow – as was the case for No. 2 son, friends Mike, Marty, Glen and me.
Saturday past was the beginning of the 2012 woodcock season and we were hunting in southern Portage County. After more than 40 opening days, hunting woodcock in the snow during mid-September was a groundbreaking experience for this guy.
Mike put on a second pot of coffee as we waited for the snow to melt. Later, the dogs searched the aspen, dogwood and willow woods – in a place we dubbed “woodcock heaven” years ago.