My first decoyed Canadas

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  1. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Refuge Member

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    Set up for ducks and put my 4 Canada shell decoys on the bank, the only Canada decoys I had at the time. First group of Canadas came working out of the fog and flared at the last moment. I decided that since no ducks were flying I would go pull the mojo. I no more than got back to my spot and I hear another group. I had no idea how to call Canada geese so I just tried to sound like what they were doing. I tried not to do to much. I could hear them pass above the fog and I thought they were gone but then I hear them coming back and they fell out of the fog right into my lap focused on those 4 shells. About 25 of them 20 yards out cupped and I by the grace of God dropped one with all three of my shots. I couldn't believe I got a triple on my first decoyed birds. What a rush that was. I truly have no idea if my calling helped but they were headed right to the decoys. I more than likely was just where they wanted to be but I'll never forget that morning. Now my spread is much larger and I've practiced a great deal on my calling but I have a ways to go for sure. Come on fall!!! 20170102_093026.jpeg 20170102_093645.jpg
     
  2. Heronk77

    Heronk77 Senior Refuge Member

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    Interesting that, as someone who has not decoyed geese before, you pulled the duck spinner because the ducks weren't flying. I have decoyed geese regularly for over 20 years and can tell you from experience that geese will flare off a spinner every time. I discovered that watching geese flare off live birds if ducks were working the same flock.
    Congrats on a great hunt!
     
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Refuge Member

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    It was just something that I had heard other hunters say and I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to pull it. I've become a sponge when it comes to learning waterfowl. I know experience is the best teacher but good advice sure doesn't hurt!
     
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  4. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Getting good advice from a goose hunter is akin to finding an honest used car salesman.
     
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  5. Pastor

    Pastor Senior Refuge Member

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    You gotta eat the meat and sit out the bones lol
     
  6. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    That's awesome,now your life is ruined,you will want more decoys,More calls,etc.Although you did the right thing,we have killed a lot of geese with the spinner on.The important thing is you made a decision to think out of the box and it worked.
     
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  7. QuaaackerJack

    QuaaackerJack Senior Refuge Member

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    Correction,
    "Other peoples" experience is the best teacher!
    Congrats and welcome to the club,
     
  8. Specklebelly1973

    Specklebelly1973 Senior Refuge Member

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    Great job and way to pay attention and not be reluctant to change to get results. Congratulations!
     
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