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Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 15-Dec-19
Beav 15-Dec-19
JTV 15-Dec-19
t-roy 15-Dec-19
Duke 15-Dec-19
drycreek 15-Dec-19
JRABQ 15-Dec-19
Ambush 16-Dec-19
atfrith 16-Dec-19
Jaquomo 16-Dec-19
Brotsky 16-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 16-Dec-19
Teeton 18-Dec-19
Boris 18-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 18-Dec-19
BigStriper 18-Dec-19
goelk 18-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 18-Dec-19
Chief 419 18-Dec-19
PoudreCanyon 18-Dec-19
JTV 18-Dec-19
elkstabber 18-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 18-Dec-19
JTV 18-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 18-Dec-19
Inshart 18-Dec-19
bowhunter24 19-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 19-Dec-19
drycreek 19-Dec-19
mountainman 20-Dec-19
Wayniac 20-Dec-19
From: Paul@thefort
15-Dec-19

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and then this morning in the snow
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and then this morning in the snow
Man o Man I am excited. A few days ago I went to the goose ground and found a few geese in the pasture, A FEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pictured

Two days ago we received 4 more inches of snow so I went out this late morning and look what i found in the same pasture and in the snow. Pictured

I checked with the next door neighbor and she told me that they would be leaving Friday until xmas eve. SO, i plan on having the first goose hunt on Saturday, Dec 21.

On Thursday I will head out that way and set up the blind and bundle up the decoys for the Saturday morning set. Looking good so far, so stay tuned for the action to come. my best, Paul

From: Beav
15-Dec-19
I can’t wait Paul!

From: JTV
15-Dec-19
Lawn Pigeon hunts are always cool ...

From: t-roy
15-Dec-19
Don’t forget treats for Chase!!

From: Duke
15-Dec-19
Good luck, Paul! It’s always fun reading and seeing your December honker hunts.

From: drycreek
15-Dec-19
Been waiting for this !

From: JRABQ
15-Dec-19
Good luck!

From: Ambush
16-Dec-19
Take a gander at all those gooses!! Hopefully Chase will have "fowl" breath before Saturday ends. Good luck Paul!

From: atfrith
16-Dec-19
yes! Good luck Paul!

From: Jaquomo
16-Dec-19
I saw a bunch of them over there, figured you would be on it shortly. Good luck!

From: Brotsky
16-Dec-19
Looks like Chase is going to get his Christmas goose, target rich environment Paul! Best of luck!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Dec-19
Ambush, that is funny. I will brush Chase's teeth and give him some mouth wash.

From: Teeton
18-Dec-19
Looking forward to this thread.. 20 years ago we only saw geese flying north in spring and south in winter here in Northeast Pa. Now (present date) come spring just about every pond has a pair of geese on it. But come November their all gone south from my part of the state.. The southern part of Pa will hold geese, I guess right thru the winter. Ed

From: Boris
18-Dec-19
N.W Pa. and N.E Ohio, the walking poop machines just stick around.

From: Paul@thefort
18-Dec-19

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set up blind on Tuesday
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set up blind on Tuesday
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and grassed it in. Placed 16 Big Foot decoys behind the blind and covered with tarp. THe geese had been right there eating eating nuts from the Russian Olive tree.
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and grassed it in. Placed 16 Big Foot decoys behind the blind and covered with tarp. THe geese had been right there eating eating nuts from the Russian Olive tree.
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I had just finished, when two geese just dropped in as i left the field. I usually only do a morning hunt has the geese stop flying around 10 am. Hard to tell this year what might happen Saturday
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I had just finished, when two geese just dropped in as i left the field. I usually only do a morning hunt has the geese stop flying around 10 am. Hard to tell this year what might happen Saturday

From: BigStriper
18-Dec-19
Good luck Paul, always enjoy reading about your adventures. Looks like you have a nice set up for the Geese, and I think Chase will be busy.

Kurt

From: goelk
18-Dec-19
Need any help or company Paul. Lol

From: Paul@thefort
18-Dec-19

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Kurt, I also like this set up but later will move 100 yards to the top of the hill as I can see back to the big lake and hear better there and usually geese like to land on the highest spot. I will stay in this spot for the long week end and then after the neighbors leave, move. Pictured the hill blind. That 14 in of snow we got surely moved a lot of geese south and not a lot of the lakes are frozen. But, can't kill a goose from in the house. Paul

From: Chief 419
18-Dec-19
I'll be checking in on Saturday to see pictures of Chase and dead geese. Best thread on Bowsite every year. Good luck Paul!

From: PoudreCanyon
18-Dec-19
Go get ‘em Paul. Colder weather definitely seems to have brought in an influx of new birds to our area.

From: JTV
18-Dec-19
I just drove by a local golf course, there must have been a hundred next to the lake on the place ..... Good Luck ....

From: elkstabber
18-Dec-19
Are you going to do it with a recurve this year Paul? That raises the difficulty level, no doubt.

From: Paul@thefort
18-Dec-19
Curt, once i see how the goose flight are and kill a few with the compound bow, I will bring out the stick. There is still a lot of snow on the ground preventing the Yard Hoppers to stay in the area. There are a 1000 geese a mile way on Long Lake so I hope a few locals will head my way. Will not know until Saturday. So far a different year and that early 14 in of snow screwed it up some.

From: JTV
18-Dec-19
go to the area and clear away a patch so the grass is showing... or under federal regulations, is that baiting ?? ...

From: Paul@thefort
18-Dec-19
I have cleared way some snow, but only so when the geese land, they will not hurt themselves :)

From: Inshart
18-Dec-19
Snow is great for tracking, ya know. LOL Bring it Paul.

From: bowhunter24
19-Dec-19
Paul I guess you could take those Dot's you didn't like and sprinkle some of them around, probably draw in a few hundred geese!

19-Dec-19
I like this annual hunt. I can just imagine the excitement for both you and Chase.

GL, I will be reading along. Will probably get in trouble as we have two parties to attend Saturday, I will be pulling my phone out often.

I wonder how many BS guys are doing this now because of you? I never heard of it or even thought about it before reading it here!

From: Paul@thefort
19-Dec-19
Frank, if you Youtube search, ie, Bow Hunting Geese, you will find others do it. THis will be my 9th season. Paul

From: drycreek
19-Dec-19
Only two days Paul. Good luck and go get’em Chase !

From: mountainman
20-Dec-19
Good luck Paul! I'm looking forward to following along.

From: Wayniac
20-Dec-19
Good luck!

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