I “won” a drawing on a permit to trap Freezeout Lake for rats and mink.
Slept in a wall tent on a treeless prairie in howling winds… I just was a spectator… MT actually has a drawing for Whistling Swans, which were reputed to be excellent table fare, but I couldn’t bring myself to shoot at a swan… so I just trapped.
Guys would bring me snow geese. It was hilarious to check traps thru the day (and night… every 8 hrs like clockwork), and see guys with 10′ surf rods casting out to get their birds!
I’ll pass on commenting on the lack of female pintail loyalty…prolly a thing of percentages perhaps…who’s to question?! 🙄