Davis: Goose bumps from cold, from conquest

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:00 am

I couldn’t sleep. I was too excited about going on my first goose hunt. But by the time I stepped out of the truck into the brutal wind and freezing temperatures near Valley, Neb., I wasn’t sure getting out of my warm bed at 4 a.m. was a wise choice.

My hands and face stung as we scrambled to put out 200 Canada goose decoys before sunrise. I couldn’t wait to get in the blind and out of the wind. We were using a mix of large, plastic decoys and Sillosocks, a decoy invented by Omahan Jim Druliner.

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