Carbon Express Arrows
YARD HOPPERS PART 6
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Bear Track 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
spike78 29-Jan-18
drycreek 29-Jan-18
Beav 29-Jan-18
SlipShot 29-Jan-18
njbuck 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Medicinemann 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Duke 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
tobywon 29-Jan-18
wkochevar 29-Jan-18
stick n string 29-Jan-18
The last savage 29-Jan-18
Sage Buffalo 29-Jan-18
Paul 29-Jan-18
BigOk 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Brotsky 29-Jan-18
elvspec 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Ucsdryder 29-Jan-18
Drahthaar 29-Jan-18
Iowa_Archer 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Ucsdryder 29-Jan-18
INbowdude 29-Jan-18
elvspec 29-Jan-18
WV Mountaineer 29-Jan-18
JRABQ 29-Jan-18
Inshart 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 29-Jan-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 30-Jan-18
HUNT MAN 30-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 30-Jan-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
BigOk 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
gottoohunt 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
stick n string 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
INbowdude 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 04-Feb-18
BigOk 04-Feb-18
Duke 04-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 05-Feb-18
Iowa_Archer 05-Feb-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 05-Feb-18
Brotsky 05-Feb-18
Rut Nut 05-Feb-18
PAbowhunter1064 05-Feb-18
PAbowhunter1064 05-Feb-18
WRO 05-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 05-Feb-18
Sage Buffalo 05-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 05-Feb-18
Ron Niziolek 05-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 06-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 07-Feb-18
Southern draw 07-Feb-18
stick n string 07-Feb-18
Iowa_Archer 07-Feb-18
Paul@thefort 07-Feb-18
From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18
HUNT # 14 JANUARY 29, TEMP 28 DEGREES, VERY LIGHT WINDS

SOMETIMES EVERY THING GOES RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad last Friday, the 13th hunt was over (bad luck no geese) and how is the time to pick up and move forward, number 14 is just finished. I tried out my new secret weapon!!!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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new secret weapon, a goose flag on a 12 ft conduit pipe. I painted the pipe with camo paint. Had one end just in the blind and when the geese came near, I picked it up high, flagging the goose.
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new secret weapon, a goose flag on a 12 ft conduit pipe. I painted the pipe with camo paint. Had one end just in the blind and when the geese came near, I picked it up high, flagging the goose.
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From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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the first flock of the day, saw the movement and came right in
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the first flock of the day, saw the movement and came right in
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under 30 yards
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under 30 yards
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arrow on its way, good hit. first goose of the morning
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arrow on its way, good hit. first goose of the morning
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I pick out the second goose, good hit
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I pick out the second goose, good hit

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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Chase comes back with the first goose of the day
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Chase comes back with the first goose of the day
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the second goose makes it to the pond but dies in flight. Chase is on him.
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the second goose makes it to the pond but dies in flight. Chase is on him.
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heading back with a heavy load
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heading back with a heavy load
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Sweet. Second goose of the morning and we are just getting started.
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Sweet. Second goose of the morning and we are just getting started.

From: Bear Track
29-Jan-18
Again Paul, you're having too much fun there!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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Wait, more on their away and low. Flag is up and waving. Here they come
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Wait, more on their away and low. Flag is up and waving. Here they come

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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one lands only 12 yards away. Wish I have my recurve bow in hard.
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one lands only 12 yards away. Wish I have my recurve bow in hard.
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Tough goose, pass through, makes it to the pond and crashes.
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Tough goose, pass through, makes it to the pond and crashes.
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another load, 150 yard retrieve, delivers to hand. We both are having fun today. Yea, so far an easy day. Makes up for the hard ones.
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another load, 150 yard retrieve, delivers to hand. We both are having fun today. Yea, so far an easy day. Makes up for the hard ones.

From: spike78
29-Jan-18
You make it look easy!

From: drycreek
29-Jan-18
Great Paul, I was ready for another goose smashing !

From: Beav
29-Jan-18
Great hunt Paul!!

From: SlipShot
29-Jan-18
Thanks for sharing!

From: njbuck
29-Jan-18
Another great hunt!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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second arrow anchors the goose
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second arrow anchors the goose
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I got him! Easy 30 yards retrieve. Chase get a treat, actually two treats.
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I got him! Easy 30 yards retrieve. Chase get a treat, actually two treats.
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4 geese hanging by 9:30. Maybe I will get a limit of 5 geese!
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4 geese hanging by 9:30. Maybe I will get a limit of 5 geese!
a half hour later this small flock lands near the house. but then one single likes the decoys and lands 24 yards away, First arrow a miss.

From: Medicinemann
29-Jan-18
That is one happy looking dog!!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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Chase and I hang out until 10:30 and every time we decide to pick up the decoys, a goose or two would show up. We were out in the open.
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Chase and I hang out until 10:30 and every time we decide to pick up the decoys, a goose or two would show up. We were out in the open.
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The big Foots, the Wind Drifters and the Secret Weapon all worked this morning.
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The big Foots, the Wind Drifters and the Secret Weapon all worked this morning.
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Happy Boys, now for the clean up.
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Happy Boys, now for the clean up.

From: Duke
29-Jan-18
The adventures of Paul and Chase continue! The flag works unbelievably well on Canadas. -Like it for field hunting ducks and crows as well. (Not with the bow like you though, Paul, that is "next level" stuff!!!) Thanks for sharing and stay after those golf course dwellers!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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and the final Hero Shot. Chase the wonder dog doing his best.

Thank you for following along on the local adventure. This may not be as exciting as a Alaskan island deer hunt or chasing white sheep in the mountains, but it is a hunt and with bow in hand. Fun stuff. my best, Paul

From: tobywon
29-Jan-18
Very nice Paul, great day. These threads are great.

From: wkochevar
29-Jan-18
Nice job! what do you do with Chase when you don't get a pass through. I would be a bit worried about that broadhead sticking out or flopping around . any issues? thx Kip

29-Jan-18
Awesome paul!!! Thats a fantastic day, congrats. I just picked up the ingredients for my general tso's sauce so we can have general tso's goose nuggets wednesday night. We had our 4 man limit of 20 birds before the sun even crested the mountain. I wish we were using bows, but if u hunt with my buddies. Ur takin a bow to a gun fight, so Benelli it is....

29-Jan-18
Way to go Paul and Chase!!!!

From: Sage Buffalo
29-Jan-18
Wow. You de man! Nice job.

From: Paul
29-Jan-18
Thanks for posting your success and great dog work

From: BigOk
29-Jan-18
Congrats on another great hunt.

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18
William, I always make sure the arrow has cleared the goose before I send Chase to retrieve. I believe this make over 56 geese bow shot without any issues and 11 for this season.. Thanks for the question. Paul

From: Brotsky
29-Jan-18
Awesome hunt Paul! Congrats to you and to Chase!

From: elvspec
29-Jan-18
Great shooting Paul. Are those Spitfire's your launching at those birds?

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18

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Same company, ie, NAP but they are NAP Shock Wave, On sale at Walmart, 3 for $15. I also use them on turkeys. The newer M BH has a different head design.

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jan-18
Paul it seems like hit geese always head for water?

From: Drahthaar
29-Jan-18
Fun hunt for the both of you. thanks for taking us along. Forrest

From: Iowa_Archer
29-Jan-18
Awesome! As usual!

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18
John, interesting in that this year 5 geese were retrieved off of the iced-over pond. As this is the first year this has happened, maybe my shot placement is off some. Maybe the geese are eating some SUPER FOOD that allows them to fly farther after being shot.. When breasting out one of the geese, I found a few shotgun pellets so it survived, at least one other, being shot at.

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jan-18
Sorry I wasn’t talking about the number flying off. I was more interested in the fact that they all headed toward the lake. Is that just the general direction they come and go or are they flying there for safety?

From: INbowdude
29-Jan-18
Thanks for posting these posts Paul. I really enjoy your adventures with geese. Keep up the good work.

From: elvspec
29-Jan-18
Thanks Paul. Thought those blades looked familiar. Same blade as the original spitfire which is a heck of a broad head for Turkey. Enjoy your bird hunting.

29-Jan-18
Awesome stuff

From: JRABQ
29-Jan-18
Looks like fun!

From: Inshart
29-Jan-18
Outstanding, just simply outstanding. Love it.

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18
Yea, John, more or less, that is the way they come from, but also for safety as I have seen them on the ice resting sometimes.

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jan-18
guys, this hunt makes 11 goose down, same amount as last year's total. I still have until med Feb. to hunt geese. I have plenty of goose meat to make more jerky.

SO now is the time for the big challenge. The challenge is to kill one with the recurve bow. I will have to leave Chase home or in the truck. Also will be setting the decoys closer to the blind. The ideal shot will be under 15 yards. This morning one goose landed within 15 yards so here's hoping tomorrow one will drop on top of the blind.

HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
30-Jan-18
Best of luck with the recurve....but I'm gonna miss Chase!

From: HUNT MAN
30-Jan-18
That’s so cool . Thanks for letting me sit beside you and watch the action from My computer . Hunt

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jan-18
Hey Hunt, and the pack out is only 300 yards back to the truck and then 5 minutes to home!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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decoys set closer and good room between two groups for a goose to land near. Fingers crossed.
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decoys set closer and good room between two groups for a goose to land near. Fingers crossed.
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i did not know what to expect t his morning, the 6 in of snow had melted. A few geese flew around 8:30
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i did not know what to expect t his morning, the 6 in of snow had melted. A few geese flew around 8:30
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sort of slow morning but then around 9:50 these geese just dropped in without much of a sound.
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sort of slow morning but then around 9:50 these geese just dropped in without much of a sound.
FEB 4, SUPPER BOW SUNDAY. Temp 17 degrees. 8 am

Ok guys last week I killed three geese and that made 11 compound bow shot geese for the season. THE CHALLENGE WAS THEN IDENTIFIED. TIME TO GET OUT THE STICK!!-- and kill the 12th goose with the Great Plains recurve bow. The arrow would be tipped with Montec 5 BH for good penetration. I moved the decoys in to within 15 yards of the blind to help land a goose or two within my effective range. Chase was along but after a good run, I put him back into the truck. I did not need any loud whining from him if the geese landed close which I was planning on.

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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and two of the geese landed 15 yards away. I picked up the bow, ok, ok, Super bowl. TIED SCORE, 10 SECONDS LEFT, punt, pass or maybe a TOUCH DOWN.
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and two of the geese landed 15 yards away. I picked up the bow, ok, ok, Super bowl. TIED SCORE, 10 SECONDS LEFT, punt, pass or maybe a TOUCH DOWN.

From: BigOk
04-Feb-18
The suspense is killing me!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18
Last night I attended the Colorado Traditional Bowhunter Society banquet in Denver. Tom Clum gave a very good seminar on shooting the recurve bow so I came home with high exceptions of the morning goose hunt, with the stick in hand.

I made a smooth draw, anchored, picked a spot, good release, ARROW ON ITS WAY.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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TOUCH DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TOUCH DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GOOD HIT, AND PASS THROUGH. GOOSE WENT 10 YARDS AND PILED UP.
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GOOD HIT, AND PASS THROUGH. GOOSE WENT 10 YARDS AND PILED UP.

From: gottoohunt
04-Feb-18
Paul, your killing us, we hope it's the same for the goose.

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18
Attaboy!!! Love it

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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returned from the truck with Chase so he could make a goose retrieve.
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returned from the truck with Chase so he could make a goose retrieve.
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Well, how cool was that? Just when I thought the morning hunt was over, a few presents dropped in from heaven. I had thought of trying to kill a goose with the recuve bow for the past 7 years but never took it along. This year after killing enough geese for jerky, the hunt with the stick became reality. This goose may have been the 60th goose bow killed. A good ending of the season. But wait, the season does not close until mid Feb. I just might have to give it another try. I know Chase wants to go again.

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18

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Nothing left to do but pick up the decoys and head home. I don't care what I bow hunt, elk , deer, pronghorn, or geese, just a fun time. See you all the next time and thanks for following along. Time to go home for a few treats. :) my best, Paul

From: INbowdude
04-Feb-18
Atta boy!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Feb-18
Hey Dave, you got to try this hunt. NO more suspense for sure.

From: BigOk
04-Feb-18
Congrats sir!!

From: Duke
04-Feb-18
Now that is great stuff, Paul! Congrats on the accomplishment and thanks for bringing us along! Toooooouuuuchdown!!!

From: Paul@thefort
05-Feb-18
Hey Luke, I could not have "scripted" this hunt any better. In my mind and set up this morning, I knew what I had to do to attract the goose into the right place. This goose must have read the script as it landed exactly where it need to. Yea, exactly on the spot. Now if I can just get an elk to do the same thing next fall. thanks for the note.

From: Iowa_Archer
05-Feb-18
Great stuff! Good shooting!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
05-Feb-18
Congrats again Paul. Chase deserves a couple more hunts this year...which tends to work out well for us spectators too!!

From: Brotsky
05-Feb-18
Way to go Paul! Congrats!

From: Rut Nut
05-Feb-18
Congrats Paul! You are an MVP in my book! ;-)

05-Feb-18
Way to go, Paul! Congratulations to you and Chase on some well deserved birds! Any chance you're going to do a thread on making goose jerky, from beginning to end?

05-Feb-18

From: WRO
05-Feb-18
Awesome thread..

From: Paul@thefort
05-Feb-18
PA, Go to Yard Hoppers part 3 and see jerky part. I follow the directions for whole meat, slice the breast thin, add ingredient, keep in re fridge, for 25 hours, and put in dehydrator until complete.

From: Sage Buffalo
05-Feb-18
Is that it? Season over? Don't say it's so.

From: Paul@thefort
05-Feb-18
Pat. NO going tomorrow morning. You guys are forcing me to do so. :)

From: Ron Niziolek
05-Feb-18
Love it Paul.

From: Paul@thefort
06-Feb-18

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GOOSE HUNT 16, FEB, 6TH, 7 AM, TEMP 23 DEGREES, LIGHT WIND

I will tell you right now, I have nothing to be proud of! I did every thing right until the geese showed up.

From: Paul@thefort
06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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30 yards, too far for the recurve bow.
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30 yards, too far for the recurve bow.
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later they flew away. No shot opportunity but good camera action.
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later they flew away. No shot opportunity but good camera action.

From: Paul@thefort
06-Feb-18

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have hour later this pair of geese come right over. I am standing outside adjusting the decoys. MY BAD!!!
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have hour later this pair of geese come right over. I am standing outside adjusting the decoys. MY BAD!!!

From: Paul@thefort
06-Feb-18

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Later this single lands within 20 yards. I snap a few pictures with the camera, pick up the bow, shoot and MIss!
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Later this single lands within 20 yards. I snap a few pictures with the camera, pick up the bow, shoot and MIss!
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ANOTHER ARROW ON THE STRING. i SHOT AND MISS!
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ANOTHER ARROW ON THE STRING. i SHOT AND MISS!
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one more arrow left. I shoot and MISS!
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one more arrow left. I shoot and MISS!
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the goose got tired of this game and decided it better leave in a hurry.
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the goose got tired of this game and decided it better leave in a hurry.

From: Paul@thefort
06-Feb-18
Yea, yea, I know, better luck next time. If that goose had been an elephant, we would be eating elephant back straps tonight and you all would have been invited.

But then it was just a goose! :( my best, Paul

From: Paul@thefort
07-Feb-18
HUNT 17 THE LAST HUNT OF THE SEASON. 6:30 am. Sun rise is 7:03. Feb 7th. 26 degrees this morning, light winds. Maybe goose # 14 will fall to the arrow.

TAKING BOTH BOWS THIS MORNING. AN ALL OUT ATTACH ON THE YARD HOPPERS.

07-Feb-18
Congrats and good luck on your last one!

07-Feb-18
Good luck!

From: Iowa_Archer
07-Feb-18
"Last hunt of the season...". Say it an't so Joe! :) I think I will petition the Colorado Game & Fish organization to let you continue to hunt "yard hoppers" for at least another month. All of your fans here on Bowsite DEMAND more hunts!! :)

Good luck Paul, I really enjoy these hunts!

From: Paul@thefort
07-Feb-18
Continues on post, Part 7 last goose hunt

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