Geese & moon

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  1. quailhunter

    quailhunter Refuge Member

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    Roost pond was full at 12:30 pm. Went to set up at 3:30- gone. 40 degrees, partly sunny & no wind, supposed to be 10 degrees tonight. I figured they'd leave about 4:30 to go feed. Any ideas ??? thanks
     
  2. brentbullets

    brentbullets Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    They got hungry.
     
  3. FowlShot

    FowlShot Elite Refuge Member

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    Seeing more and more birds feeding at night regardless of moon...
     
  4. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    Geese see fine at night, regardless of moon.
    No moon they see well
    Full moon, it's just like daylight to them.

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  5. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    Well based on the times he posted that would be the middle of the day so moon would matter little.:doh Full moon or not I have not seen birds feed at night but they will certainly migrate with the moon.
     
  6. BoB_25

    BoB_25 Senior Refuge Member

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    that and the no wind...it was nice out compared to what it has been...they were moving around all day long, this weekend.
     
  7. Big Ches

    Big Ches Elite Refuge Member

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    Set up before 330 next time
     
  8. brentbullets

    brentbullets Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    If I am hunting later in the day I usuall try to be set up an hour before I think they are going to fly. If hunting in the morning I am set up by LST. On Christmas Eve I set up by LST as the geese had been moving by 9:30 for 6 days in a row. No real change in the weather, of course they didn't move until 3:45 and I was ready but had to shut it down by 4:30.
     

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  9. STRAIGHT-GUT

    STRAIGHT-GUT Senior Refuge Member

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    Man that's just what I was thinkin. How'd we get on geese feeding at night? :scratch Which rarely happens.
     
  10. chessydogs

    chessydogs Refuge Member

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    If your geese don't feed under moonlight, send some our way. Any amount of moon will have them in the fields. If it's up as the sun goes down they will stay there and feed. If it comes up well after sundown, they will fly to the fields and feed then. Full moon cycles make us pray for weather and cloud cover.

    Moonlight for us means hunting water in the morning or hoping for a flight in the last half hour to hour of the day. Very cold temps help make the evening flight more reliable but it can still be a very short affair some days or they fly just as you start picking up at the end of legal.
     

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