If you're going after geese, there are larger logistical problems to solve, but they're well worth the trouble. Tommy Akin, another Tennesseean (from Greenfield), began traveling to Saskatchewan in the early 1990s to hunt snow geese, and he has assembled a regular crew that has a field-tested strategy for their annual September hunt. Akin and his friends put out a huge spread consisting of 1,000 homemade windsocks for snows, four dozen full-body Canadas, and three dozen Canada shells. Each year one or two hunters in the group volunteer to drive up to Canada with the decoys, and the rest fly in and rent vehicles. Akin's group scouts in the afternoons, following the snows as the birds leave the lakes-where they roost-in waves. They look for big numbers of geese-10,000 or more-feeding over the dry pea and barley fields. Because the fields are huge and featureless, the hunters use their truck odometers to get a precise fix on the location where the birds are feeding. The next morning, they're in the field before dawn, deploying their huge spread on the exact spot where the birds fed the night before.