Following the annual waterfowl migration from beginning to end? If you’re a waterfowler, this is your dream fall. This was also Cole Fabro’s mission when he decided to collaborate with HuntStand on a unique new series. Watch the first episode right here, featuring Candada geese in Wisconsin. Then check out Episode 2, as Cole and crew make a pitstop in Kansas for a mixed bag. The third and final stop for the SOUTHBOUND waterfowl series is Oklahoma, and it’s a good one.
Fabro couldn’t wait to get started on his SOUTHBOUND quest. He’s a dedicated waterfowler, and was excited to do some traveling and find some birds. It’s no surprise that Fabro grew up in a hunting family. His early hunting was mainly for deer and pheasant. Then a high-school buddy got him into waterfowling, and he’s been chasing the birds ever since.
Oklahoma Day 1 Geese
To kick off the last leg of SOUTHBOUND, Fabro gets a call from his Oklahoma contact saying the local geese are thick. It’s time to rock. Southern Oklahoma is experiencing a cold snap but the tip is a good one. Geese are flying hot and heavy and the action is fast and furious. It’s a great way to start the Oklahoma adventure.
Ducks on Days 2 & 3
Day 2 of the Oklahoma hunt finds Fabro’s team focusing on ducks. Just before the hunt Fabro checks HuntStand to confirm the forecasted wind and weather direction, and things look good. No changes. Day 2 finds the team scoring big on ducks that have migrated to the area and will over-winter there. Using compact, easy-storing layout blinds from ALPS OutdoorZ the team scores on ducks working small sloughs. Day 3 action includes both ducks and geese, and then, just like that, the team’s season is suddenly over.
Despite many challenges on this extended adventure, the group ended its waterfowl series in Oklahoma on a very good note. During this SOUTHBOUND waterfowl series adventure Fabro and team got into plenty of ducks and geese. At times it wasn’t easy, and the birds didn’t always follow the script. But through it all, what you see is what real waterfowling is all about.