Mathews Inc.
YARD HOPPER DAY FOUR
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
paul@thefort 29-Jan-21
paul@thefort 29-Jan-21
paul@thefort 29-Jan-21
paul@thefort 29-Jan-21
Buckeye 29-Jan-21
BOWNUT 29-Jan-21
drycreek 29-Jan-21
Shuteye 29-Jan-21
Inshart 29-Jan-21
paul@thefort 29-Jan-21
JTreeman 29-Jan-21
midwest 29-Jan-21
sitO 29-Jan-21
bowhunter24 29-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
BULELK1 30-Jan-21
huntinelk 30-Jan-21
Bowboy 30-Jan-21
JB 30-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
BigOk 31-Jan-21
From: paul@thefort
29-Jan-21

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Chase and I was set up by 7:30 am
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Chase and I was set up by 7:30 am
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geese started to come off the lake at 8:10 but flying high as usual and heading south east.
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geese started to come off the lake at 8:10 but flying high as usual and heading south east.
Here we go again, Day Four of the Yard Hopper series. 20 Degrees, no wind, warming to 50 degrees today. Have not been in the field for two days but since then, snow on the ground.

From: paul@thefort
29-Jan-21

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8:30 had some lookers but they continued on past
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8:30 had some lookers but they continued on past
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This is what I was waiting for, low flyers and looking
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This is what I was waiting for, low flyers and looking
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four geese break off and head in, wings locked. Chase hears them and starts to whine.
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four geese break off and head in, wings locked. Chase hears them and starts to whine.
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wings back-stroking and feet down-- landing at 30 yards
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wings back-stroking and feet down-- landing at 30 yards

From: paul@thefort
29-Jan-21

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ok, we are here, what's for breakfast, the geese stated.
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ok, we are here, what's for breakfast, the geese stated.
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the geese turn and walk away out to 40 yards and settle down.
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the geese turn and walk away out to 40 yards and settle down.

From: paul@thefort
29-Jan-21

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I dial in my single pin sight to 40 yards, pick out one goose and hit the release. Arrow travel looks good, Feathers fly but also did the four geese. A hit but a miss, feathers only.
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I dial in my single pin sight to 40 yards, pick out one goose and hit the release. Arrow travel looks good, Feathers fly but also did the four geese. A hit but a miss, feathers only.
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Maybe tomorrow but at least I had an opportunity. Chase still got a few treats. My best, Paul
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Maybe tomorrow but at least I had an opportunity. Chase still got a few treats. My best, Paul

From: Buckeye
29-Jan-21
There is tomorrow Paul. There will be more geese to come I'm sure.

From: BOWNUT
29-Jan-21
It was still a good hunt. Good luck tomorrow.

From: drycreek
29-Jan-21
Some days chic......... uh, geese, some days feathers ! Chin up Paul, Chase forgives you !

From: Shuteye
29-Jan-21
Better luck tomorrow. That is why it is called hunting. At least you had some geese come in and Chase got to go out in the snow.

From: Inshart
29-Jan-21
This time of year, "yard Hopper" always my first search.

I wonder if setting out a few pieces of that cheap green carpet spread around close to the 20 yard mark would get them to come a little closer??

From: paul@thefort
29-Jan-21
Maybe Bob but thanks for the suggestion., All of the snow as melted this afternoon. I guess I could take a spray can of green paint and spread it around. I usually place the farthest decoy at 15 yards, this morn a few were at 20 yards and I also bunched them up. Need to spread them out more in two groups with a closer landing area in-between. I will bring them in closer tomorrow morn. This year the geese have not been using this pasture to feed as the grass is dried up as are the properties adjacent. So any of Yard Hopper that may have fed there in the past, might be attracted in. I am only getting one chance per morning but better than no chances.

From: JTreeman
29-Jan-21
Can’t win them all...always tomorrow though!

—Jim

From: midwest
29-Jan-21
You're a treasure, Paul...great stuff!

From: sitO
29-Jan-21
There's no bad day when you're hunting and especially with a buddy like Chase, carry on!

From: bowhunter24
29-Jan-21
Share some of your Dot's with them Paul!

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21
OK John, I will try the new corn flavored Dot's in the morning.

From: BULELK1
30-Jan-21
The snow leaving my area should make for great hunting today Paul---------->

Enjoy,

Robb

From: huntinelk
30-Jan-21
I enjoy your daily reports Paul, dead goose or not, you are an inspiration

From: Bowboy
30-Jan-21
Good luck on your next outing. Missing happens.

From: JB
30-Jan-21
Your batting average would still make you millions as a baseball player. Tomorrow is another day. If Chase is like my Annie, the bad thoughts go away on the 2nd treat.

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21
Jerry, my batting average just went down this morn as I ALMOST did every thing right. See YH day 5

From: BigOk
31-Jan-21
Always fun to follow along.

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