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paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
Bowboy 30-Jan-21
drycreek 30-Jan-21
INbowdude 30-Jan-21
Supernaut 30-Jan-21
Chief 419 30-Jan-21
Pole Mtn 30-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
Pole Mtn 30-Jan-21
deerhunter72 30-Jan-21
paul@thefort 30-Jan-21
Shuteye 30-Jan-21
spike78 01-Feb-21
From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21

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Tropical Heat Wave. 22 degrees warmer than yesterday. Geese will fly earlier, in the blind by 7:30
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Tropical Heat Wave. 22 degrees warmer than yesterday. Geese will fly earlier, in the blind by 7:30
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normal high flyers coming off the lake at 7;45.. Lots of open water.
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normal high flyers coming off the lake at 7;45.. Lots of open water.

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21

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8:15 I hear geese behind me, Hard to see I think they just flew past.
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8:15 I hear geese behind me, Hard to see I think they just flew past.
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Wind is blowing, hard to hear. a minute later I look to my left through the camo screen. Hell, 4 geese in range!
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Wind is blowing, hard to hear. a minute later I look to my left through the camo screen. Hell, 4 geese in range!
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I ranged the closest one, 21 yards. but then the goose walked away from me. I picked out one of the other, shot low. Grabbed an arrow, shot high. They flew to the other side of the pasture
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I ranged the closest one, 21 yards. but then the goose walked away from me. I picked out one of the other, shot low. Grabbed an arrow, shot high. They flew to the other side of the pasture
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Ten minutes later the four geese were joined by another flock. Later I sent Chase out to scare them away.
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Ten minutes later the four geese were joined by another flock. Later I sent Chase out to scare them away.

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21

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So a big egg this morning. I AMOST did every thing right and Chase had a good time as I did. There is a bright side to this hunt; I don't have to clean any geese. :) My best, Paul

From: Bowboy
30-Jan-21
Paul, better luck next time!

From: drycreek
30-Jan-21
DAMMITBOY ! Poor Chase was almost unemployed:-(

From: INbowdude
30-Jan-21
Better luck next time. On the plus side, you are hunting. Good on ya.

From: Supernaut
30-Jan-21
Glad you and Chase got out hunting. Thanks for sharing and better luck next time Paul!

From: Chief 419
30-Jan-21
That's huntin'. Chase still deserves a treat, goose or not.

From: Pole Mtn
30-Jan-21
You'll get em' tomorrow. Just curious, in the second pic you said you missed high? Was your arrow in the wall?

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21
Actually not "in the wall". The geese I missed were within 23 yards and to the south. After the miss, they flew to the other side of the pasture, to the west, which borders on the neighbors property, as you can see their house in the picture. If you are commenting on the white structure in the back ground where the 4 geese first landed, that is a white 12inch irrigation pipe which might look like a "wall". Hope this helps.

From: Pole Mtn
30-Jan-21
I was referring to the pic with the house in the background, joking though I didn’t really think you’d shot the house.

From: deerhunter72
30-Jan-21
Always great photography!

From: paul@thefort
30-Jan-21
yea, the neighbor just had all new windows put in.

From: Shuteye
30-Jan-21
There is always tomorrow. Good luck paul. Our deer season ends tomorrow normally. However they have added a three day season starting February for flintlock or other old time muzzle loaders that have no scope and must be side lock. It is predicted a heavy snow will start tomorrow night. I have a an old 45 side lock and if it snows I may go. I love to hunt in the snow. I will only go if my neighbor wants a deer, I have all I need.

From: spike78
01-Feb-21
Paul when I take my dog out for pheasants and she puts them up and I miss that is exactly what I say. At least I don’t have to mess with pheasants ha. As long as the dog is happy I don’t care.

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