Man, goose hunting has gotten expensive.
I just received a news release from the Washita National Wildlife Refuge about their upcoming goose hunts this year. The following was included:
“A $20,000 blind fee for the two-day weekend hunt is required to be paid by successful applicants by October 26, 2009.”
Wow. Don’t think I will be goose hunting there.
“Our blind fees really have went up, haven’t they?” said refuge manager Daniel Moss, when I called to point out what I assumed and really hoped was a misprint.
It was. The weekend fee is really $20.
And the blind fee for the Wednesday hunts is $10, not $10,000.
I shouldn’t poke fun, because I’ve made my share of mistakes, too.
Years ago, I reported the wrong final score at a football game. I woke up from a sound sleep at 3 a.m. realizing that I had made the mistake.
Funny how the brain works. At least mine.
Anyway, if you want to know more about the goose and sandhill crane hunting opportunities on the refuge, call (580) 664-2205, visit www.washita.fws.gov or email firstname.lastname@example.org.