Every year, Montana birders descend upon on Freezout Lake, between Fairfield and Choteau, during the last weekend of March or first weekend of April. Why do we show up in the out of the way part of the state? White geese…10,000′s of Snow Geese. It is a scene that is only experience of few times in a full life, the simultaneous lift-off of a 100,000 or more Snow Geese at once and the incoming waves of returning geese.
This year, Sam Koenen (partner in crime) and I left Bozeman at 5 in the morning headed up the highway to Freezout. The following is photo essay of our incredible day and experience we had at this unique place.