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Being a relatively new goose hunter, I’ve gathered, for instance, traditional shell decoys are effective in the late season during extreme cold spells and/or snow covered fields, because it is common for geese to lay down in those conditions, as shell decoys present.
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I have a load of them Guns and Goodies got my 870 wingmaster there no tax no paper work back in the "HEY DAY" When geese were still laying Gold Eggs.!
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Fast forward to Saturday night and a fun dinner at Woolgrowers in Los Banos. After a tough nights sleep we rose and picked our blind and headed out. It took her a few three shot salutes to figure it out but when a flock of redheads came cruising through it all came together and her first duck was on the water.
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Last hunt of the season went well shot a limit of drakes with a bonus euro wigeon.
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...over the weekend.
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Pics and reports please
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Does anyone know of a guided hunt where I would have a good chance at a Red breasted merganser? I've done a lot of duck and goose hunting but I can't say that I've ever seen a red breasted mergie. I'm looking to bring one home for taxidermy. Thanks in advance for any help....
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GF got her first pintail n spoony with 3 teal. First 15 min was clear n birds were all around til the fog rolled n for just a lil over an hour. Once it cleared out it was on.
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Merry Christmas guys

Another perfect one
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Have never done it in a lot of years in the field. Pretty cool.