The brothers plan to eventually donate their collection to the Portage La Prairie, Man., Delta Waterfowl chapter, to be used by an artist in residence program.

The trio also had success bagging black ducks.

Wednesday, they travelled back to Grand Forks.

Their car trip to the Island took 40 hours, but it was worth every minute, said Hadlich.

"It was just a marvelous experience, the scenery was great and the people were great," said Hadlich.

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"We knew we would get a pure strain of Atlantic Canada goose out here," he said.

The Grand Forks hunters were accompanied by Mark's youngest son, Andy Hadlich.

They've also shot approximately 35 species of ducks along the way.

FRENCH RIVER Since their high school days in the late 1960s, brothers Mark and Robin Hadlich have been engaged in a quest of near epic proportions: to shoot all 11 subspecies of the Canada goose.

What do friends say when they describe their consuming passion, one that has taken them to nearly every corner of the continent?

"They think we're crazy," chuckled Mark Hadlich, a tax auditor when he isn't crouched in a Buy Women Canada Goose Trillium Parka Pink Online blind. His brother owns a cleaning business.

"We don't have black ducks in North Dakota," said Hadlich.

They had booked their hunting vacation through Jim Duggan's Wild Goose Lodge, based in French River.

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All told four individuals of that final subspecies were shot on the Island.