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YARD HOPPERS, HUNT 1
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Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
SaltyB 21-Dec-19
JTreeman 21-Dec-19
BigStriper 21-Dec-19
Bowbender 21-Dec-19
JohnMC 21-Dec-19
Ambush 21-Dec-19
Inshart 21-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
JTreeman 21-Dec-19
Shuteye 21-Dec-19
sitO 21-Dec-19
Shuteye 21-Dec-19
t-roy 21-Dec-19
BigSkyHntr 21-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 21-Dec-19
t-roy 21-Dec-19
badbull 21-Dec-19
Rut Nut 23-Dec-19
TD 24-Dec-19
From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19

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HUNT 1, Saturday. Seems like a good day to go goose hunting. A few geese in the area but I will have to wait to see how the morning hunt goes. A few years back I hunted 6 straight days without a shot opportunity, SO!. The geese started to fly yesterday morning at 8:15 am and that flight only lasted until 9.

I do know from past experiences that one has to hunt where the geese what to be so with the decoys and calling, maybe I can entice one in. Chase is ready and yes, I have lot of treats for him.

From: SaltyB
21-Dec-19
Good luck this morning! I'm definitely following along on this one.

From: JTreeman
21-Dec-19
And so it begins...

Good luck!

—Jim

From: BigStriper
21-Dec-19
Good Luck Paul, can't wait to hear about the Hunt.

Kurt

From: Bowbender
21-Dec-19
Good luck Paul!!

From: JohnMC
21-Dec-19
Title should have read “YARD HOPPERS HUNT 1 Thread number FOUR” ;)

From: Ambush
21-Dec-19
Paul, you should cut some feathers from the first goose you kill today and fletch a special arrow for the trad hunt. Good Luck!

From: Inshart
21-Dec-19
Christmas goose - and not the rubber glove kind.

From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19

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Set up this morning at 7:30 am
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Set up this morning at 7:30 am
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From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19

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first geese at 7:12. did not react to calling or decoys
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first geese at 7:12. did not react to calling or decoys
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8:17. larger flock right over head.. Looking hard
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8:17. larger flock right over head.. Looking hard
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turning into the decoys but not committed
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turning into the decoys but not committed
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had other thoughts and places to go
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had other thoughts and places to go

From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19

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heading south and away---almost had them
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heading south and away---almost had them
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8:34. pair of geese. Surely they would land. NOPE!
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8:34. pair of geese. Surely they would land. NOPE!
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9:05, these guys just showed up, but did not stop
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9:05, these guys just showed up, but did not stop
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Last flock of the morning. Chase and I Packed up and headed for home. Tomorrow morning is another day.
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Last flock of the morning. Chase and I Packed up and headed for home. Tomorrow morning is another day.

21-Dec-19
Following along. Good luck tomorrow.

From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19
Jeff, I do not have a goose motion decoy so I thought if Chase was in the decoys and wagged his tail----------well you get the point :)

From: JTreeman
21-Dec-19
Chase needs a goose suit!

—Jim

From: Shuteye
21-Dec-19
Some people around here are having some luck. At least they do a lot of shooting. I have a friend that lives close to me that has a business, "Ducks in Flight." He has a big farm with lots of ducks and geese. I haven't talked to him lately but they normally do very well. I know he has decoys that flap their wings and look like they are landing.

From: sitO
21-Dec-19
Not too good this morning at our spot in KS either, you'll get'm eventually...this we know! Have fun bud!

From: Shuteye
21-Dec-19

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If you ever get in Maryland, book a hunt with these guys. You will have a blast. This picture was taken on 12/19/2019.

From: t-roy
21-Dec-19
I heard Chase couldn’t fit into his goose suit this year. Maybe too many treats???!!! ;-)

Good luck, Paul &Chase!

From: BigSkyHntr
21-Dec-19

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Had a great morning in MT, 4 man limit! Although we used shotguns :) Good luck tomorrow Paul!

From: Paul@thefort
21-Dec-19

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"Mr. Troy, it is all lean muscle-- I have been working out, and seeing your picture recently, you need to start. Lay off the treats". stated Chase

21-Dec-19
Lol, great looking dog sir!

From: t-roy
21-Dec-19
Unfortunately, I’d have to state that Chase has very good eyes, as well as a great nose. Touché, Chase! ;-)

From: badbull
21-Dec-19
Chase looks like he is thinking " Why are they not coming in ? We might have better luck with a different setup. What if we move the decoys? Or maybe try a different call."

From: Rut Nut
23-Dec-19
I like Chase's sense of humor! ;-)

From: TD
24-Dec-19
"Chase has a very good eye.." there, fixed it. =D

Paul, I thought you had some kind of motion deke last year? Maybe it needs some breeze for motion?

Pretty cool. One of my favorite threads every year. Thanks.

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