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HOPPER SEASON 8 HUNT 1
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
stick n string 16-Dec-18
Bowboy 16-Dec-18
drycreek 16-Dec-18
spike78 16-Dec-18
midwest 16-Dec-18
BigOk 16-Dec-18
fastflight 16-Dec-18
Ambush 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Fuzz 16-Dec-18
Ucsdryder 16-Dec-18
T Mac 16-Dec-18
Kodiak 16-Dec-18
craig@work 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
INbowdude 16-Dec-18
Bow Bullet 16-Dec-18
drycreek 16-Dec-18
spike78 16-Dec-18
Heat 16-Dec-18
Overland 16-Dec-18
huntinelk 16-Dec-18
Ambush 16-Dec-18
BigOk 16-Dec-18
craig@work 16-Dec-18
The rookie 16-Dec-18
HUNT MAN 16-Dec-18
tobinsghost 16-Dec-18
tobywon 16-Dec-18
Chief 419 16-Dec-18
Dirty D 16-Dec-18
Medicinemann 16-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-18
Quinn @work 16-Dec-18
gottoohunt 17-Dec-18
Brotsky 17-Dec-18
jingalls 17-Dec-18
Iowa_Archer 17-Dec-18
mountainman 17-Dec-18
GotBowAz 17-Dec-18
Fauntleroy 17-Dec-18
spike buck 18-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 20-Dec-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 20-Dec-18
GhostBird 20-Dec-18
From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18
6:30 am. I don't know about you guys but I am just as excited about this first goose hunt of the year with the bow, as I was last year and even 65 years ago when I first started hunting. I was born a hunter and I guess I will die as a hunter.

26 degrees this morning with very light winds. Sun up at 7:17. Time to get moving.

Chase is ready and I have lots of treats for him.

SO LETS GO GOOSE HUNTING WITH BOW AND ARROW IN HAND.

I will update this when I return before noon. my best, Paul

16-Dec-18
Good luck Paul

From: Bowboy
16-Dec-18
Good luck!

From: drycreek
16-Dec-18
Go get 'em Paul !

From: spike78
16-Dec-18
Awesome good luck !

From: midwest
16-Dec-18
"Dead goose waddling!"

From: BigOk
16-Dec-18
Good luck!!!

From: fastflight
16-Dec-18
Can't wait to see Chase in action. One of the best looking black labs I have seen. He poses for the camera so good. Let him know he has a fan in Illinois. Paul, I would guess you at about 20 years younger than you are.....I really hope to be hunting and have the passion you do when I get that age. Have fun and good luck.

From: Ambush
16-Dec-18
Some honker's goose is cooked!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18

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OK guys, a GREAT morning in the goose field. The geese starting flying off the big lake around 7:45 am but a lot of them were the lesser geese and I have never had any of them decoy. Needed the big geese to come by. And they did at 8:10 am and landed 25 yards to my right, about 30 of them. I had to shift in the blind while trying to keep Chase from whining and pack up the bow for a shot.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18

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no match for a 75 lb Lab.
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no match for a 75 lb Lab.
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notice the first goose killed on the ground behind Chase
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notice the first goose killed on the ground behind Chase
The closest one was bedded down at 22 yards. A well placed arrow killed it without the other geese knowing what had just happened. Two geese came closer and presented a shot at 18 yards. I picked out the big one pictured above. The shot was true and the goose tried to get away with a broken wind. Chase was in hot pursuit.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18

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I pick out the closed goose and range find it at 34 yards. I adjust the single pin sight. Arrow on its way.
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I pick out the closed goose and range find it at 34 yards. I adjust the single pin sight. Arrow on its way.
9:10 . more geese high over head but then all of a sudden, a small flock comes flying in and lands 34 yards away.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18

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Got it!
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Got it!
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and back to the blind
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and back to the blind
Wack! and Chase is out of the blind and after it as the other geese take wing

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18

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and Chase got his share of dog treats, well deserved. We are both looking forward to tomorrow morning. my best, Paul
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and Chase got his share of dog treats, well deserved. We are both looking forward to tomorrow morning. my best, Paul
ONe of the best first days in the goose field. Three shot arrows, three dead geese.

From: Fuzz
16-Dec-18
Way to go Paul!! You definelty didn't acquire any rust since last season!

From: Ucsdryder
16-Dec-18
Happiest person on bowsite this morning? Pretty sure it’s your dog! He looks like he’s having the time of his life!

From: T Mac
16-Dec-18
Excellent and great pic of Chase hot on the trail of the goose! Congrats!

From: Kodiak
16-Dec-18
Wow great job. That looks like some serious fun!

From: craig@work
16-Dec-18
this is one of my favorite threads each year! great start!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18
Hey Craig, how many years have you been following this goose hunt? Thanks for doing that. Paul

From: INbowdude
16-Dec-18
Atta boy Paul. Way to put the hammer down on those geese. Keep it up!

From: Bow Bullet
16-Dec-18
Great first day! Congrats Paul and Chase!!!

From: drycreek
16-Dec-18
Good job Paul and Chase ! This has got to be more fun than turkey hunting !

From: spike78
16-Dec-18
Hell of a pic of Chase running them down!

From: Heat
16-Dec-18
What a great hunt! Congrats to you and Chase!

From: Overland
16-Dec-18
Nicely done and what a great start to your season!

From: huntinelk
16-Dec-18
Great start to the season, congrats

From: Ambush
16-Dec-18
Congrats Paul on another great Goose-on'a-Stick morning! So much fun for the shoot then Chase team!

From: BigOk
16-Dec-18
Congrats, great pics of Chase in action.

From: craig@work
16-Dec-18
Paul, I have been on bowsite since 1998 I believe, so I don't think I have missed any of your hunts. I live vicariously through all of you....keep up the good work!!

Craig

From: The rookie
16-Dec-18
That there is cool, way to get it started.

From: HUNT MAN
16-Dec-18
Never a doubt in my mind!! Love this thread! Give Chase a extra treat!!

From: tobinsghost
16-Dec-18
Great job Chase! Extra treat for sure!

From: tobywon
16-Dec-18
Awesome Paul!!!! Great shooting

From: Chief 419
16-Dec-18
I had no doubt the hoppers would start falling. Looks like another day at the office for Chase. Good luck Paul!

From: Dirty D
16-Dec-18
Nice work Paul! (And Chase :))

From: Medicinemann
16-Dec-18
Great pictures!! Have you ever hit a bone that prevented the arrow from passing through? ….was just wondering if Chase ever got cut by an exposed broadhead? Awesome photos of him running down those geese!!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-18
Jake, if the arrow stays in the goose, I leave Chase in the blind, take out the arrow and reset the goose for a blind retrieve. A pass through, no issue. I use mechanical BHs and the blades do not seem to be exposed as a fix BH when on the ground. Paul

From: Quinn @work
16-Dec-18
Nice job Paul and Chase! Love the pictures of him chasin them down!

From: gottoohunt
17-Dec-18
Hey Paul nice job with the goose hunting and what a dog Chase is. If you would like to try something a little different with the geese that you take, try putting the breast through a meat grinder along with some nice bacon. Makes a mean goose burger for summer meals over the grill.

gottoohunt

From: Brotsky
17-Dec-18
Way to go fellas! A boy's best friend is his dog, am I right Paul? I'm quite sure the best treat Chase had all day was running down those winged geese! Congrats on a great start to the season!

From: jingalls
17-Dec-18
Saweeeeeet!!! Love the goose hunts Paul, great job to both of you!!!

From: Iowa_Archer
17-Dec-18
Freaking awesome! WTG Paul!!

From: mountainman
17-Dec-18
I love these threads! Thanks for sharing.

From: GotBowAz
17-Dec-18
Fantastic day Paul, Congrats! I look forward to your goose stories every year. Ok i look forward to all your stories every year but the goose stories are at the top of the list.

Seeing Chase in action makes it that much better. Your a really good photographer to catch those images as quick as you do. Another of your impressive talents here on bowsite.

From: Fauntleroy
17-Dec-18
Woohoo!!! Keep Chase in business Paul.

From: spike buck
18-Dec-18
Awesome thread.....great shooting!!! You and your best friend & hunting partner Chase, work great together.

From: Paul@thefort
20-Dec-18
the strong winds have died down so I will try it again in the morning. my best, Paul

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
20-Dec-18
Good luck today Paul. I've been away from my computer for a few days so I missed your first hunt until today. Congrats! Awesome hunt and great to see Chase doing what he loves! Keep up the good work!! Jeff

From: GhostBird
20-Dec-18
... better stock up on dog treats. Go get 'em boys!

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