funny thing ,these new snow goose guides.....

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by joecitrano, Feb 15, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,951
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Location:
    Millington, MD
    You can read into it whatever you want.

    The point of my second paragraph is who are you to say they are rallying or moving birds off of a field?
     
  2. chessydogs

    chessydogs Refuge Member

    Messages:
    92
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Location:
    Maryland
    They might look the same but the yield monitor in the combine doesn't lie. They don't yield the same in grain or straw production. We goose hunt as much as anybody but geese get run off the wheat fields as soon as the season goes out. Cover crop isn't a big deal to us but the grain fields are a whole different story.
     
  3. Keith McGowan

    Keith McGowan Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    2,854
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Location:
    DelMarVa
    exactly right
     
  4. chad

    chad Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,867
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Location:
    Mechanicsville, MD
    I understand protecting your grain, but I didn't understand the urgency to run geese off a cover crop.
     
  5. Crow Bait

    Crow Bait Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,356
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    Hollywood, MD
    Chad, the fields become MUD. The whole point of the cover crop is to keep the soil from eroding (the harvestable crop is a win/win benefit to the farmer). If the field is muck... some/a lot of soil will be in the nearest waterway during the next rain.
     
  6. buddscreek

    buddscreek Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    226
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Location:
    chaptico, md
    cover crop doesn't matter if the geese get on it hard. it will come back and fulfill its purpose. we plant wheat cover crop every year after tobacco and
    let the geese do their thing. the cover crop will be plowed under or sprayed in the spring.. as was stated already winter wheat is a different story.
     
  7. Scotty

    Scotty Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,181
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Location:
    Salisbury, MD
    You are talking about Canada's, not snows right?

    Snows destroy a field
     
  8. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    6,016
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Location:
    Virginia/Montauk NY
    Scotty is right, the difference between canadas and snows in this regard is well, like black and white.
     
  9. gooserslucer

    gooserslucer Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    857
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Location:
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    I would prefer geese of any kind be on my cover crop. That is a good purpose for it if you ask me. trouble is, the commodity wheat is fertilized and always looks better to them and probably tastes better as it is much faster growing. It is rare when any geese hit my cover crop instead of commodity crop.

    Mike
     
  10. buddscreek

    buddscreek Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    226
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Location:
    chaptico, md
    yea Canada's, don't get no snows over here. forgot what the tread was about
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice