Goose with the bow update

Discussion in 'Bow Hunting Forum' started by Petterson, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Petterson

    Petterson Senior Refuge Member

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    Thank you all for the info and insight you provided, I used a lot and did what I thought was the best route.
    I finally got the chance after vacation to chase the big birds with a bow. The first flock of 20 came in and sat at 21yds, I jumped up to draw and spooked em, figures. next few flocks I came to a full draw in the blind and slowly stood up, worked perfect. went 2 -2 on my first shots, my first miss happened to be at a lovely neck collar which I think I got buck fever...figures. ranged him at 24 and used my 30yd pin...got to watch the arrow sail right over his head! ended up with my 4 and my last one coming on my last arrow.

    lesson learned - BUY CHEAPER ARROWS! as I only recovered 3 of the 8.

    Thanks again guys! I will have another update if they get back into my field this season.
     
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  2. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Or bring a metal detector with you.

    Congrats on your hunt.
     
  3. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats Mike! :tu :tu :tu

    I still haven't got it done with a bow. I got the all clear to shoot my gun again so I've been trying to hammer on the wigeon and have only brought my bow along twice and both times there was too much wind.
     
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  4. Petterson

    Petterson Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks bob, Glad to hear you are back using the gun!!
    How's your season been? If you want to head east, we have been getting into some nice bull cans and redheads, plenty around and I can let you know the desireable area we've gotten em in lately.
     
  5. wildernessninja

    wildernessninja Refuge Member

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    That's sound fun. Weres the pics
     
  6. Petterson

    Petterson Senior Refuge Member

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    Missed my chance to go on Sunday. Hopefully the birds will cooperate before the season ends this weekend.
     

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  7. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Well done. My kid hammered a goose with a Magnus Bullhead last year. A goose with an arrow is no easy task.

    Now turkeys are a different story.
     
  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice honks Mike. I may have to but a compound and give it a try. What were the ranges on those?
     
  9. Petterson

    Petterson Senior Refuge Member

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    Bob, buy one and get over here next season.
    Kill shots were: 20yds, 22yds, 22yds & 24 yds.

    Anyone using regular broad heads for turkey? I think that is my next challenge.
     
  10. Roy G.

    Roy G. New Member

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    I plan to try this next fall with a crossbow. We have a bunch of nuisance geese that hang out around our docks and poop on everything.
    How far did they go after being hit? What broadhead were you using?
     

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