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Geese advice
Jun 24th, 2017 at 9:00pm
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I'm not a goose hunter but just wondering if some of the goose hunters are willing to share some advice?Got a friend who has been watching a mob of geese,they are turning up onto paddock about 5.30pm,in mobs of about 10-15,he got up to 120 last count before it got to dark,So will the geese keep turning up at that time,will they turn up earlier on a rougher night,there's no moon at the moment,will they change there feed pattern cos of no moon?Any help would be great, Wink
  
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Re: Geese advice
Reply #1 - Jun 24th, 2017 at 9:51pm
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Usually they will do the same thing at approx the same time each night. If its darker, maybe earlier, if its moonlight, maybe later. Keep watching as much as you can and plan for the next night. Dont leave it a week without watching. The other problem we have in my area is the geese will often roost up during the day in full view of the feed paddock, if they see what you are up to they might not come in. We sometimes set up behind a big green tractor with a grain bin, and then have someone drive it away. I swear I'm gonna make a JD sit up blind!
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 26th, 2017 at 10:41am
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Sounds like the perfect place to use a cow blind:

  

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Looks good Massive Attack,they are sheep farmers so is there one in sheep design,😂 Wink
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 9:17am
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mallardbuster wrote on Jun 26th, 2017 at 9:21pm:
Looks good Massive Attack,they are sheep farmers so is there one in sheep design,😂 Wink


They have those, order one off ali express



Don't do the blackface thing though.  It's not funny any more and nobody wants to be the black sheep of the family.
  

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Re: Geese advice
Reply #5 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 9:27am
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they will learn very quickly if you use decoys /laydown blind they have to look right and blend in, have the decoys set up were the geese usually are, allowing a space for them to land in the spread in front of the hunters, if paddocks are grass /green feed be that colour if harvested be brown use the stubble to cover your self watch the geese, if calling call hard if geese  out from you but ease up when they get closer you have to read them, if you have a goose flag great, those things are deadly, never underestimate geese from my experience youll get 2/3 shoots before they bugger off so preperation is the key, get set up then walk away and look back if something doesnt look right or stands out to you it will to geese as well, see local fish n game they might have geese decoys for hire /lend,
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Reply #6 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 9:20am
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You could also try a plond:

  

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Reply #7 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 11:14am
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They may well change with the moon. More moon and a lighter night may have them flying during the dark. so they might change their pattern.

A well known gooser told me he prefers the  half moon period, to hunt them. 

Let me know how they go or if you need a bit more help Smiley
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Re: Geese advice
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i made a folding cow silhouette out of panel tin works a treat on sneaky evening ambushes. we call it the trojan cow . take that penguin.. BOOM
  

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carnivore wrote on Jun 29th, 2017 at 8:07am:
i made a folding cow silhouette out of panel tin works a treat on sneaky evening ambushes. we call it the trojan cow . take that penguin.. BOOM


Life imitates art.  Is it a two man cowblind?  How do you decide who gets to be the back half of the cow?
  

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Reply #10 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 1:32pm
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Thanks for the advice guys,we are going to have go at them tomorrow night,will let you know how we get on, Wink
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 9:39pm
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So we went down tonight to scout geese and not one goose flew or came in,have we left it to late?theres a change in the weather,will that affect them?. Huh
  
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Reply #12 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 8:42pm
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Here's the report,Farmer seen geese leave about 8am this morning,so we got down to paddock about 3.30pm today,set up the x spot we thought,decoys out blinds really well grassed,stood back and had a look at speared,looks good for average hunters,so we waited and waited,it rained and blow,stayed until 6.30pm pitch black.Not a single goose turned up,My question is do the geese feed when it's calm weather?do they sit tight and don't move when blowing cold and wet??Or do they have night vision sight and fly in the dark  Grin Grin,they are going about 4kms away during the day??
  
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Reply #13 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 9:48pm
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sounds like you need to get outta bed real early
  

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Reply #14 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 8:07am
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Get them where they are going for the day if you can by the sounds of it.
  
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Re: Geese advice
Reply #15 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 8:52am
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Just watch them again and see what the new pattern is.  It depends where they roost but they are more likely to head for a paddock in rough weather.  Are they coming in twice a day?  Morning and afternoon?  The most predictable movement is the morning one so if that's the case set up so you are ready 30 min before dawn and get into them.  You can always set your gear up the night before the minimize the early start.
  

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Reply #16 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 9:57am
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Went out this morning for a scout,they seem to have disappeared?The place where they are roosting is a no shooting place.thanks for the help,I think we have missed our chance,but will keep an I out, Smiley Smiley
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 3:14pm
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They'll be back. Eventually.  Smiley  As Massive said,  watch them. 

It usually take a day to scout, a day to watch and a day to shoot.


  
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Reply #18 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 3:20pm
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The chances are some one else will push them off from where ever they are going to next.  There will most likely be other people chasing the same mob.    Its the old dilema, there one day gone the next.   

re the earlier question, they will fly at night most likely around the full moon,  but no guarentees,  cos they're Geese and they will always keep you guessing   Grin
  
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Reply #19 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 11:07am
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Only gooses know why gooses do what gooses do and when they do it.  That's why they be gooses.
  

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Reply #20 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 7:11pm
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If they stayed all night they wont be hungry, need to time them for when they are hungry, after a duration of rough weather or when the farmer inadvertently has been putting them of in the morning, or morning and night, or just night or just mornings ect
  

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