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YARD HOPPERS, HUNT 2
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-19
fastflight 22-Dec-19
Buckeye 22-Dec-19
BigOk 22-Dec-19
Inshart 22-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-19
JTreeman 22-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-19
Wayniac 23-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 23-Dec-19
Bowboy 23-Dec-19
Wayniac 24-Dec-19
From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-19

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I am sure those goose hunters who have to drive lots of miles to the field, place 50-100 decoys out have been up and at them for awhile. I will be leaving by 7 am but only have to drive a mile and only put out 16 decoys.

This morning I will move to the top of the hill and hunt in a natural blind where I can see better, incoming geese. I have not heard much shot gun shooting so that tell me that there are not a ton of geese around. I do know this, if you drive the streets in Ft. Collins, the goose population has grown as they love the grass and yards, ball barks, etc.

Here we go again. Paul

From: fastflight
22-Dec-19
Good luck today. Hope some are willing to land for you and Chase.

From: Buckeye
22-Dec-19
Good luck Paul! I enjoy your pictures and adventures. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

From: BigOk
22-Dec-19
Good luck!!

From: Inshart
22-Dec-19
Hoping Chase gets some exercise this morning >-------->

22-Dec-19
Yes, thanks for sharing. And good luck!

From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-19

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more geese flying and then flying some more, right over.
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more geese flying and then flying some more, right over.
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closer but heading for greener pastures.
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closer but heading for greener pastures.
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and then, just fading away to the south
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and then, just fading away to the south
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Chase gets a treat in spite of no retrieves. No landers or shot opportunities
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Chase gets a treat in spite of no retrieves. No landers or shot opportunities
Do you remember the Carly Simon song, Anticipation? Goes like this--

We can never know about the days to come, But we think about them anyway, And I wounder if I'm really with you now, Or just chasin' after a finer day..................................

Hunting and Anticipation, sort of goes together for sure. Lots of anticipation.

This morning was no different.

From: JTreeman
22-Dec-19
Win some, loose some.

You will get them next time!

—Jim

From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-19
Correct Jim, the local yard hoppers just are not relating to the areas as in the past. That might change so will just have to wait and see. Will hunt the morning and then not until after January 5. Paul

From: Wayniac
23-Dec-19
Good luck - love following these hunts. What pattern /brand camo is that top?

From: Paul@thefort
23-Dec-19

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Wayne, I picked up that snow camo suit years ago at Cabela's in the bargain barn Very light weight and fits over bulk clothing. The pattern has some weed pattern but has no brand name. I have not seen this else wheres. I have used it for predator, duck and goose hunting. Here is a picture of the pants. Paul

From: Bowboy
23-Dec-19
Good luck next time Paul.

From: Wayniac
24-Dec-19
Thanks Paul.

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