Goose Exam for Field and Stream

This was SO MUCH FUN!

Field and Stream contacted us about a feature titled “The Goose Exam” that was meant to test a hunters knowledge of geese. They wanted a Canada Goose photographed in a collegent setting to really emphasize the test aspect of the feature. Problem is, due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, it’s a little hard to get your hands on one unless you shot it yourself.

Thankfully Steve Bradbury of Waterfowl Studios in La Vernia, Tx not only lives close by, but is a master waterfowl taxidermist, an avid goose hunter and happened to have a few Canadas on had. We sketched up what we wanted, sent him the pose, and in just a few days he showed up at our studio with the perfect bird.