New real geese

Discussion in 'Goose Hunting Forum' started by Big Chris, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    Idk how it is around you, but here if you go as little as 2-3 miles you are most likely hunting different geese.
     
  2. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    We’ve got another X field set up for tomorrow after work. Damn sun and high temps (upper 40’s) so it’ll be an at the buzzer flight but going to run an all silo spread again to see what happens. Totally different birds also.
     
  3. Big AL1

    Big AL1 Refuge Member Sponsor

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    One little thing can cause those results. We forgot a bag before in the spread/ had a silo laying down that was not put in the ground, etc. All caused geese to flare. It looks like you have hunted and had success over the B/A's and other silo's in the past. Try to continue your silo spread thru and beyond the kill area. This will increase the view of full sides, and so they don't go entirely skinny over top.
     
  4. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    First off, thanks for making your decoys in the USA!

    Secondly, good advice, however since they are hunting a fenceline and the birds are sliding at 70 I don’t think that’s the problem. My guess it’s the way the have the decoys set. When hunting late season from a fence row, I’ve found running very different spreads to be very effective. Whether it’s stretching them out over 100-200 yards or hunting a group of 8-12 decoys 40 yards from the main spread.
     
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  5. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    We ran an all silo spread since we couldn’t drive the field with it being all mud. As far as the set, we had the decs in 4 groups. Biggest was in front, about 40 decs, and started 5 yards off the fence line and went out about 15 yards. 2 groups on each side of that a little farther out about 25-35 yards to great a funnel, about 20 decs each. Lastly b&w’s on hilltop about 40 yds upwind for strictly being seen since we were on the opposite downhill side from the direction they were coming
     
  6. Big AL1

    Big AL1 Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Hard to figure them out at times. What worked one day does not work another. Experiment...
     
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  7. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Even zooming in you can’t see all the decoys. Just because you’re hunting the edge, it doesn’t mean that’s where you put all the decoys. Approximately 300 decoys covering an area over 300x300 yds
     
  8. pud123

    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    Some day I hope to help set and hunt a spread that looks this good.
     
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