HuntStand Hunting App
YARD HOPPER hunt 6
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
hoytshooter1 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
greg simon 08-Jan-20
Chief 419 08-Jan-20
JTreeman 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
BOWNBIRDHNTR 08-Jan-20
Brian M. 08-Jan-20
Bowboy 08-Jan-20
BigOk 08-Jan-20
drycreek 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 11-Jan-20
spike78 11-Jan-20
From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Hunt 6, Wed, January 8. 6:22 am. Cooler this morning but nice for this time of year. Will move SE to the hill, opposite of where I have been hunting near the house and wear the Gilly Suit and make a natural blind. I like this area with the sun at my back and I can see a a lot better. Just need a few geese to land. Chase the wonder dog is ready. He is always ready. my best, Paul

From: hoytshooter1
08-Jan-20
shots will be fired...…………. good luck Paul

From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Chase and I was ready when the sun came up
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Chase and I was ready when the sun came up
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
ready as usual
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
ready as usual
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I had this feeling that someone/thing was watching me.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I had this feeling that someone/thing was watching me.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
the mule deer buck left after he figure we were no threat
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
the mule deer buck left after he figure we were no threat

From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
mr squirrel was having fun
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
mr squirrel was having fun
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Spring is coming. Newly arrived red winged blackbirds.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Spring is coming. Newly arrived red winged blackbirds.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
more geese flying this am than yesterday, BUT.......
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
more geese flying this am than yesterday, BUT.......

From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I remember where I was a year ago on this date. January 8th. AZ coues buck hunting. Next year for sure. Paul
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
I remember where I was a year ago on this date. January 8th. AZ coues buck hunting. Next year for sure. Paul
So here is the rest of the story: 8:30 am a flock of 10 geese is behind me. I call. They turn and head in with most wings out and feet down, (shot gun range). But they veer off and leave. DAm, close.

I waited until 10 am and pick up half the decoys and took them over to the pond blind. I am picking up the rest and here come 4 geese and they really wanted to land in the pasture but with a big dumb guy and a black dog stand there in the wide open, well you know that happened. =========they are gone. O-well, another day. I will wait until Saturday for the next hunt. my best, Paul

From: greg simon
08-Jan-20
Standing out in your decoys brings them in every time!!! Good luck Saturday!

From: Chief 419
08-Jan-20
Stick with it Paul & Chase. Try putting out some green outdoor carpet. They'll dive right in thinking it's green grass. It'll work. Promise!

From: JTreeman
08-Jan-20
You are having some bad luck this year Paul. New rule, when you think it’s time to pack up wait another 30 min ;)

Good luck Saturday, will be looking forward to the report.

—Jim

From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Jim, no doubt it is different this year compared with the last 8 years, especially the last 4-5 years, where I killed at least 10-12 geese per season. The early 14 inches of snow we had over a month ago remained on the ground, and the early freeze up of the lakes forced the geese to seek different surrounding than where I have been hunting. Another facts was the pond 1/4 mile up the road what was allowed to remain open in places with air jets (shut them off), froze over solid. That one pond held a lot of local yard hoppers when all others were frozen. THe pasture use to have taller grass this time of year, but the new owners are doing two cutting in stead of one. I can goose hunt until mid Feb, so I know I will get out a few more times and most likely have a few opportunities. Paul

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
08-Jan-20
The "process" can be just as much if not more fun than the kill. I'm sure Chase enjoys all time spent with you in the blind as well.

It is nice to give the dog his due reward with the retrieve though. I've had plenty of good dogs give me the stink eye after a miss lol. Keep after em guys.

From: Brian M.
08-Jan-20
Paul, if you have access to a black pool cover, you can spread it out to look like the pics above. Place dekes on and around it just like open water. I don't know how long they would stick around if they land right on top of the tarp though. Keep at it.

From: Bowboy
08-Jan-20
Chase is loving the outings even if no birds are taken. Good luck next go around.

From: BigOk
08-Jan-20
Good luck!!!

From: drycreek
08-Jan-20
Dang it Paul !

From: Paul@thefort
11-Jan-20
On Saturday morning, tomorrow, will be yard hopper hunt 7. Stay tuned and hope for some action. As stated before, this is a very different season to hunt the local yard hoppers. Paul

From: spike78
11-Jan-20
Good luck Paul! I will be predator hunting.

  • Sitka Gear