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  1. woodsie

    woodsie Elite Refuge Member

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    IMG_0956.JPG Well these are staying all night on my impoundment.
    Then they do this around 7 am. The times are still on daylight savings time so I guess it's really seven.
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    I imaging the impoundments will be froze over by Friday morning, although they were on the ice earlier this week.
    I am thinking my best plan is wait for them to fly out around seven then rush out there to the field blind set up all my full bodies and hop in the blind
    I would imagine that is better than pushing them out quietly while we walk out and put the out decoys well before first light. we have to walk past this impoundment to get to the field blind as well. There are lots of other geese in the area but more and more are roosting in the impoundment each nights. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this
    Thanks
    W:)
     
  2. carolina girl

    carolina girl Elite Refuge Member

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    good problem to have, woodsie!

    Hope you figure it out
     
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  3. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Senior Refuge Member

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    Ah- how to hunt a roost pond. this is sure to be a polarizing as wether to shoot into large groups or not....

    your strategy sounds fine to me.
     
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    Mayor of Seneca Elite Refuge Member

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    Did you get your shotgun fixed? At least the camera reloads itself ..................
     
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  5. Ruination

    Ruination Senior Refuge Member

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    They are so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

    We should name them!

    Pretty Jealous of your setup woodsie, congrats hoping for lots of success for you!
     
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  6. Smackdown 870

    Smackdown 870 Elite Refuge Member

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    I say hunt the big water and to hell with the pond...Don't forget the pond will have chainsaw ice after two days of less than 30 degree temps all day. The Foxes and Yots "if you have them" will be all over that impoundment at night and day and the geese will be on the bubblers and big water....
     
  7. woodsie

    woodsie Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks every one. IWe'll hunt the field blind if it's froze up.
     
  8. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    1. Get an ice eater. (long term thinking here)
    B. Jump shoot em at 7:06
    iii. Patterns may change with the coming weather
     
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  9. slacktide

    slacktide Elite Refuge Member

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    Woodsie, Montauker has is right.... Get ICE EATERS now... obviously you have spent a good deal of $$ buying the farm, even more $$ creating an impoundment, now is the time to reap the benefits.... open inland water especically with a food source in the cold = banner hunts... at this point you may have to rig it ( i.e. lay the electric wire ontop of the ground until spring to trench and bury it, but it will be worth it! There will soon be plenty of frozen ice for the birds to sit on... give them somplace to swim!

    As for the roost pond, do you have any footage with the birds returning later in the morning around 10 or so? My favorite spot is a roost cove... we walk the geese out before every hunt without ever firing a shot.... they start trickling back in an hour or two, and by 9 -10 they are steady returning...
     
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    Osprey Elite Refuge Member

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    Ahh yes, well familiar with that. They come into my impoundment just at dark, spend the night and leave in the morning not to return until the next evening. Best solution I've found is to set up on their flight path out and pass shoot them as they leave. Limit that to once or twice a week and you'll keep them all season.

    Or it could just be the full moon feeding cycle, you won't know until you've dealt with it awhile. They have been out feeding at nights lately, when I take the dog out at night all you can hear is geese in every direction.
     

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