Discussion in 'Goose Hunting Forum' started by don835, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. mpkowal

    mpkowal Senior Refuge Member

    Oct 20, 2015
    Renoduckman,sorry about your job,I hate to hear that.
    We have always been real picky about all the details but sometimes hides are tough out here. We try and brush up hard.
    As far as decoys go it's seems best to use FBs and sometimes shells.Goose hunting
  2. Jon-Barta

    Jon-Barta Senior Refuge Member

    May 9, 2002
    Omaha, NE
    Re working our wrp lake, moving pits, trying to get them a little lower without making them swim. Murph, birds have been doing that the last 3-4 years. What used to be "stop calling, they are on a string" groups now hit 40-50 yards and slide. Then swing, swing, 1-2 touch down, wait for the rest, the single or pair get back up and you loose the whole group. Even migrators are doing it now. This is happening no matter what we run anymore. From huge migrator spreads to new 20-30 doz sleeper spreads to small smith spreads. I attribute it to earlier seasons up north. A lot of the birds that used to be arctic breeders and even prairie nesters had never seen a spread or the pressure they are now. Its almost 3 months more of pressure before they hit NE. It is what it is. I guess you got two options, take the low hanging fruit or wait for a couple of bunches to do it right. I know what I will keep doing.... I hate educating big bunches for a couple of shots.
  3. renoduckman

    renoduckman Elite Refuge Member

    Aug 14, 2004
    I appreciate the thought!

    One thing I wanted to do for next season is get a few more good quality decoys. We sometimes hunt a loafing spot and I really like the look of the full body decoys with the sleeper heads. I watch live geese around and see them where they are standing and sleeping.
  4. Juvie Juke Box

    Juvie Juke Box Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2017
    We finally got rid of our August Honker Season, but still have a 15 bird limit in every county but the counties in Unit 2 the entire month of September. Better than 2 solid months of a 15 bird limit though. I would love to see that go down to at least 8, but don't foresee that happening. I think killing 15 honkers at this point is ridiculous, and a limit of 8 on migrating honkers in October/Nov I'm also not a fan of. Not sure everyone here shares my opinion.
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  5. Wing Man

    Wing Man Refuge Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    New York
    Here in N.Y. they raised the sept.limit to 15. No plugs and you can use electronic calls.
    Talk about foolish!
    They even shoot Canada's in March in central and southern N.Y. ,I would say migrators mostly,since they are already in upstate by then.
  6. don835

    don835 Elite Refuge Member

    May 1, 2002
    Hadar, Nebraska
    Thanks Jon...I have seen what you are talking about. Very frustrating...

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