Goose Hunters!

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by thal212, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. thal212

    thal212 Member<br>'09 Spring Turkey Contest Team Winner<br

    If anyone wants to get together and try to blast some geese, Dwill and I would love to join you. We dont have alot of dekes. Its just hard to kill snows when its the two of us. Would be cool to get a ARH.net snow killin party goin!
     
  2. CrappieMaster220

    CrappieMaster220 Well-Known Member

    I know a wheat farmer who's fields are covered.... He wants me to come down and shoot the geese.... I dont have any snow dekes so I havn't gone down there yet... Wanted to start buying some, but dont think i'll be able to get a decent size spread in time...

    If a few guys on here with some dekes wanna get together... im willing.
     

  3. Crappie hunter

    Crappie hunter Well-Known Member

    I have only used decoys a few times. We just find it easier to put a sneak on em. Most of the time we do really well. Just need a good turn row to sneak, or a deep ditch.
     
  4. duece16

    duece16 Active Member

    I have 600 full bodies if u have the geese!
     
  5. birdman24

    birdman24 Well-Known Member

    sneakin and jumpshooting is fun, but there is nothing like decoying those things..its almost, i said ALMOST as great as a group of mallard azz to the water in the timber.

    ive got 338 decoys total with most of them being sillosocks (17 dz.). the rest are windsocks (50), 3 dz. silhouettes, 4 dz. shells, and another 5 goose magnets and a few flyers. Not a very big spread for snows but its been a work in progress for years and we are able to kill a decent amount with this small spread, but if combined with other groups and could get closer and closer to a grand, we could have ourselves a great hunt if we could get on the X..
     
  6. Matthew.loftis

    Matthew.loftis Well-Known Member

    I've got the geese. You can fill your limit daily come January for sure. Keep me in mind. I got the field.
     
  7. CrappieMaster220

    CrappieMaster220 Well-Known Member

    Matt, I also got permission from a guy thats south of England... He sent me a video of Thousands of snow geese on his wheat fields... He said they're pretty much always there, he's having a heck of a time keeping them off his fields.

    If they're regularly using the fields, would you need as big of a spread?
     
  8. J. Adams

    J. Adams Well-Known Member

    best way to keep them snows out of a field is to put out about 500 socks....they wont come near em:idea:
     
  9. arcountryboy

    arcountryboy Well-Known Member

    Most places around here are just as effective sneaking on them.
     
  10. hahaha....isn't this the dang truth
     
  11. thal212

    thal212 Member<br>'09 Spring Turkey Contest Team Winner<br

    You may be able to kill a few sneaking up on them. But dang its a whole lot funner to put out a spread and call em in. Being in the middle of a tornado would be awesome.
     
  12. Matthew.loftis

    Matthew.loftis Well-Known Member

    I figure if you've got a field they want to be in, you don't need much of a spread. Last year they came in waves and if you got some down, all of them came down.
     
  13. birdman24

    birdman24 Well-Known Member

    x1000
     
  14. birdman24

    birdman24 Well-Known Member

    whether you are in an active feed field or a heavily used area, you still need a big spread for pulling power, just take my word for it. small spreads don't work unless you're talking 250-300 ghg full bodies but thats gonna cost some $$$ that most of us dont have!
     
  15. DuckLn

    DuckLn Well-Known Member

    When i was in North Dakota, these folks from Texas came up to hunt and brot a cow decoy that they used to sneak up on flocks of geese - no kiddin. They said you had to creep pretty slow but you could walk right up to a flock and open fire!:biggrin:
     
  16. nturchi

    nturchi Well-Known Member

    yea we had a buddy get a hold of one of those chickflia cow signs, we changed the slogan to eat more ducks, works like a charm.
     
  17. nturchi

    nturchi Well-Known Member

    can't be angus, gotta be dairy. :up:
     
  18. CrappieMaster220

    CrappieMaster220 Well-Known Member

    I've also heard about the cow decoys... U can actually buy them from cabelas
     
  19. alkrygow

    alkrygow Well-Known Member

    so who is tryin to go kill em? bc i am... we need to get it lined up... :up:
     
  20. thal212

    thal212 Member<br>'09 Spring Turkey Contest Team Winner<br

    I'm workin on it. May setup a hunt for a couple weekends from now. This weekend is New years, and I have drill next weekend. Will try for the next one.