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O Canada! O Caaanada!
May 28th, 2018 at 12:56pm
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Hey everyone, I had some great replies to my other post so I thought I'd throw out a question (or actually several questions hopefully) about Canada Goose shooting.  I've got a layout blind and I've even made some silhouettes for knocking over some geese and I managed to put them to use earlier this year successfully.  However I still haven't been on a proper goose shooting mission, and I don't really know anyone who is into it so I'm hoping I can meet some like minded hunters who would be keen for an extra gun.  Even if I can just ask some questions about things that would be helpful as well.  I'm based in Dunedin and I do travel around a bit.  Thanks, Ross.
  
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Reply #1 - May 28th, 2018 at 1:47pm
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Iím no goose hunting but from the wee bit I have done the best thing is scout scout scout,find where they are feeding and from what I have listen too the moon has a lot to do with it also winter geese are harder to hunt than say feb- march geese,Thatís all I know,but am up to learning more, Wink Wink
  
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Reply #2 - May 28th, 2018 at 6:26pm
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Haha cheers man, yep for sure the geese I managed to con into landing were earlier this year and now the big mobs I've seen have buggered off somewhere.  Super fun doing it when I did it though.
  
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Reply #3 - May 29th, 2018 at 1:16pm
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Gooses change behavior through the season and it's taken me a good 5 years to understand the cycle.  The early season gooses you shoot in feb and march will be the easiest gooses you ever shoot.  I don't know your area so I can't really comment but the Lake Ellesmere gooses are now paranoid because duck season has started and if I wanted to shoot one I would do it on the full moon because they are bloody paranoid in the daylight now.

Two things you could do is come up to Ellesmere and fail to shoot some real paranoid gooses and sign up for the molesworth goose hunt.  I have mates who have a team if you are looking for someone to join.

To find local gooses I would contact F&G and Paul Stenning to see if they know of anything in your area.

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Reply #4 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 9:06pm
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just to add to that molesworth winter shoot is this coming weekend if you got a tent
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 10:23pm
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Cheers for the ideas guys, yep I 100% have seen them get more weary as I've watched them this year.  Thanks for the tips and I'll look into Molesworth I've heard good things about it.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 4:14pm
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clarinetdemon wrote on Jun 4th, 2018 at 10:23pm:
Cheers for the ideas guys, yep I 100% have seen them get more weary as I've watched them this year.† Thanks for the tips and I'll look into Molesworth I've heard good things about it.


trippin ova is in the molesworth team that I was going to hook you up with so PM him.  If you were keen you could also come up to Ellesmere in july to shoot a few hard won ducks if you were keen.
  

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Reply #7 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 7:10pm
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MassiveAttack wrote on Jun 6th, 2018 at 4:14pm:
clarinetdemon wrote on Jun 4th, 2018 at 10:23pm:
Cheers for the ideas guys, yep I 100% have seen them get more weary as I've watched them this year.† Thanks for the tips and I'll look into Molesworth I've heard good things about it.


trippin ova is in the molesworth team that I was going to hook you up with so PM him.† If you were keen you could also come up to Ellesmere in july to shoot a few hard won ducks if you were keen.


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Reply #8 - Jul 1st, 2018 at 3:49pm
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Sweet as I'll see what is in the calendar, cheers for the responses guys you've been very helpful.
  
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