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Hunter and Caller Placement Tips

Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by Juvie Juke Box, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Elite Refuge Member

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    That's exactly how my friends describe how the lessers work- our geese tend to work high over the head of the rig, and will drop vertically down in flocks. Singles seem to work the head of the rig, then go downwind, get low and stay low until they get to the thickest part and pitch.
    Here if geese start gaining altitude, it's over. If they are looking and working and start flapping their wings faster- it's over.
     
  2. duckslayer1017

    duckslayer1017 Refuge Member

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    JJB, Not sure if it's been asked, but do you guys run the same track on all your callers?
     
  3. Juvie Juke Box

    Juvie Juke Box Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Good question, typically yes. We started running bark only tracks a few years ago which has lead us to where we are at today with the creation of our own track. It may just be personal preference for us but tracks with lots of feed murmurs get really old really fast. It's our personal belief that birds can't hear that portion of a track until they're about to be shot at anyways thus leading us to just eliminate it all together. We run certain callers louder than others as mentioned earlier in the thread. We also like to start callers then start another at different times of a track so the entire spread doesn't sound identical.
     
  4. kaiserduckhelm

    kaiserduckhelm Senior Refuge Member

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    Good info. We run strictly socks and set up on high hilltops above ponds. 2-3k decoys. We are learning that moving decoys doesn't equal better shooting. We've had better luck adjust where we are hiding and where the sound is. I don't know how many times we've set up at the top end and had them landing 75-100 yards downwind. Once they get down to 10-15 yards they usually find something wrong and they are gone. Once the socks start popping bad we move the blinds 30 yards down wind of any decoys and put the sound all the way upwind side of the spread and crank the sound. We don't care if birds flare once they are behind us because once they get over the socks they bug out anyway. The birds out front of the spread usually crawl up the hill only feet above the corn stalks, best take advantage of these situations.
     

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