Last season

Discussion in 'Goose Hunting Forum' started by Dr Duk, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:44 PM.

  1. Dr Duk

    Dr Duk Senior Refuge Member

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    Just watched a late season goose hunt in Co with an outfitter. Heartland Waterfowl.
    I hunted the same days they did.
    Geese behaved exactly as they did for us. At about 100 yards, the geese went around us.
    Did not flare, just went around out of range.
    Difficult year and numbers were 2nd lowest in the history of our lease.
     
  2. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Seems like lots of pressure there in Colorado.Could be old birds also.
    We had the same 1000 birds from October to end of January only way to get them was motion in the goose decoys .
     
  3. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like you guys are making the same mistakes.
     
  4. DrakeStar

    DrakeStar Elite Refuge Member

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    Stale birds that time of the year.
    Seen everything from DSD's to Flambeau's in every configuration, to pits in the middle to a frames along a ditch line. Heard everything from Big River Flute to the latest Powers call up and down the front range,they get real sketchy like that every year, thats hunting, take the bad with the good.
    Hell the big boys dont kill them every time out.
     
  5. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    There’s always something different to throw at them. That’s what separates the “big boys” from the men.
     
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  6. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    I can only imagine how many times the same basic flocks of geese see the same decoy spreads during a season if those birds aren’t migrating. Try picking your days better, try a completely different spread, calling, etc.
     
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  7. Dr Duk

    Dr Duk Senior Refuge Member

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    Weather conditions were perfect. 6-8” snow, 20-30 MPH winds
     
  8. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Yup. It’s happened to me. There’s always new tricks to try.
     
  9. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Late season is not a problem.

    This Kills them at 100 yards.


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  10. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve hunted the front range quiet a few times over the years. Didn’t seem very hard to me. No pits, no blinds, just three dozen decoys and tumble weeds for cover.

    Had a great traffic field. Just a hand shake and a thanks was all I needed to hunt there. But somebody saw my friends and me hunting there, then leased it out from under us for some crazy amount.

    The other farm I hunted was great too. No problem hunting there until the farmer Died.

    Seen a bunch of huge spreads out there. I’d shoot my limit then go and watch them. 300 bigfoot decoys and the geese would not come close. The geese would fly over, circle a few times then leave.
     

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