Around here, Snow Geese are considered pests, and there's no limit to how many you can take.
These are pictures of some Snow Geese that were in the fields, across the road from the house.
These were some images I took, before going "shopping" for dinner.
The images were taken at about 300 - 400 yards, on an overcast day, with intermittent rain showers.
On the ground, before I stirred them up:On The Ground 1On The Ground 2On The Ground 3
Taking flight after I fired a shot, to stir them up:Taking Flight 1Taking Flight 2Taking Flight 3Taking Flight 4Taking Flight 5Taking Flight 6Taking Flight 7
Here, they are starting to settle back down:Settling Down 1Settling Down 2Settling Down 3
This is about as close as you can get to them, without them taking flight, and leaving the area.
They are hunted pretty hard, so they're very nervous when they see people around.
I would have taken some close-ups, but I had to leave the camera behind when I crawled them, because I didn't want to ruin the camera.
For those that don't know, "crawling" involves sneaking up on the geese, on your belly, as close as you can get, usually within 20 - 30 yards.
The closer you get, the slower you have to move.
When some take flight, or a group comes in to light, you have to stop all movement, and freeze.
This day, it took me almost 2 hours, to get within shooting range.