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Yard Hopper goose hunt 6. :( :( :(
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08-Jan-23
OK, OK, I have to confess to making a rooky mistake. Not just one but two this morning! And to add to that, I also lost an arrow!!!!!!!!!!

Well, lets start from the beginning.........................................................

08-Jan-23

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Great morning to go goose hunting with the bow. 22 degrees with a light wind from the west.. I decided to hunt the large blind at the far end of the pasture, facing back towards the big lake.

08-Jan-23

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I set out 24 decoys in two bunches at 15-20 yards.
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I set out 24 decoys in two bunches at 15-20 yards.
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Mr. Crow was interested in what was happening
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Mr. Crow was interested in what was happening
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as were this herd of mule deer does on the adjacent property
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as were this herd of mule deer does on the adjacent property
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Full moon two days ago
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Full moon two days ago

08-Jan-23

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Geese were flying around 7:45, heading SE toward town and beyond
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Geese were flying around 7:45, heading SE toward town and beyond
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Wait, five geese coming in from behind the blind. Wings set and down
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Wait, five geese coming in from behind the blind. Wings set and down
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A slam dunk for sure, Picked out the big one. Only 15 yards away. Bow in hand, Drew back. Release! WHAT! shot over?
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A slam dunk for sure, Picked out the big one. Only 15 yards away. Bow in hand, Drew back. Release! WHAT! shot over?

08-Jan-23

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Off they went. I thought I might have shot through one but not, as I watched them all fly out of sight.
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Off they went. I thought I might have shot through one but not, as I watched them all fly out of sight.
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THe geese continued to fly over in good numbers, and later this lone goose gives me a good glance but flies on.
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THe geese continued to fly over in good numbers, and later this lone goose gives me a good glance but flies on.
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I never heard or saw the goose land less than 20 yards way and to my far left. OK, OK, another Slam Dunk and a goose for Teal. Bow up, Draw back, single adjustable pin on target. Smooth release.
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I never heard or saw the goose land less than 20 yards way and to my far left. OK, OK, another Slam Dunk and a goose for Teal. Bow up, Draw back, single adjustable pin on target. Smooth release.
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A miss again. Shot over the goose like the first one. Back in the blind, I check the pin setting and sure enough, set on 30 yards. Rooky Mistake x 2.
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A miss again. Shot over the goose like the first one. Back in the blind, I check the pin setting and sure enough, set on 30 yards. Rooky Mistake x 2.

08-Jan-23

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I find one arrow but lost the other. I gather Teal and head home. Across the street from my house, I see this. Tomorrow might be a better day. :)
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I find one arrow but lost the other. I gather Teal and head home. Across the street from my house, I see this. Tomorrow might be a better day. :)

From: Hackbow
08-Jan-23
LOL... if we won 'em all it wouldn't be as fun. Break out the stickbow, Paul, and use your Jedi skills to direct the arrow.

08-Jan-23
How did Teal take it?:). My pup just gives me a blank stare on a miss. Lol

08-Jan-23
Teal did not have a clue as he was in the truck box. He still thinks I am the greatest! Little does he know! Just a rooky! At least for today.

From: Bow Bullet
08-Jan-23
Wow, he's human! LOL I'm sure you'll make up for it Paul.

From: Stoneman
08-Jan-23
Some days are diamonds and some days are “stones”. Still hard to beat a day in the field with your buddy Teal.

Always enjoy your adventures Paul!

From: Supernaut
08-Jan-23
Great pics and recaps as usual Paul and thanks for sharing them!

You'll get em next time.

08-Jan-23
LOL Paul

From: JTreeman
08-Jan-23
I’ve never done that Paul. Except of course the times I have ;)

Get ‘em tomorrow, nice of you to give them a fighting chance anyway.

—Jim

08-Jan-23
Thanks for the honest update Paul. You could have easily edited it out LOL ! Looking forward to hunt 7!

08-Jan-23
Hey Jim, it is called a '"warning shot across their bow"'. :)

From: Jim McNamara
08-Jan-23
Ahh the agony of defeat! No goose burgers tonight. Hope the arrow turns up Paul. Yard Hopper hunt 6 is in the offing. Teal will always wag his ( I stand corrected :):) ) tail for you, no matter what. Jim

From: bowhunter24
09-Jan-23
Teal still got his treat?

From: deerhunter72
09-Jan-23
Even the best of the best can have an "off" day! I appreciate the honesty. Keep after 'em!

09-Jan-23
The deer are looking tasty to me.....

From: Inshart
09-Jan-23
Well in your defense, it was most likely a bit dark in the blind ---- hard to see where the pin is set ......... LOL

Never get tired of the pics tho.

09-Jan-23
Hey Bob, just forgot to change the pin setting from last week's goose kill at 30 yards. I will try to redeem myself shortly. Paul

09-Jan-23

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Bob, " never get tired of the pics tho!" Here is a recent picture you might like.

From: Vonfoust
10-Jan-23
Still a great day. Thanks for taking us along again Paul. Hope for more outings this year yet?

From: INbowdude
11-Jan-23
Paul, care to share your favorite recipes for the goose? Maybe a different thread?

From: Inshart
11-Jan-23
Two thumbs up, thanks.

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