I agree with all on the duck hunting, though if you can find a spot on private land (where you dont have to beat the crowds to the spot) you can get in an hour before shooting time and have plenty of time to get set up. Goose hunting is the same as duck hunting if trying to shoot public land. The good thing about geese is that the best places to hunt are ag fields. Get up early, jump in the truck, get coffee and a biscuit and head out to the local farms. Geese will come feed in anything, hay meadows, wheat, corn, peanuts, doesn't matter. What matters is finding a flock of birds. Drive around and glass the local fields til you find some birds. Come back earlier the next morning and sit there until they show, make note of the time. Then you have to find out who owns the land and hope to God they will let you shoot it. If they do, you know around what time the birds will show, get out there at least an hour earlier and set up your spread. Hide your butt really well, and wait for the birds. Unless you know what you are doing with a call, less is more. Let the decoys do their job. The best thing to do, is to locate and work multiple flocks of geese. This way you will have options if one is not working out the way you want. With all that said, I have yet to shoot a single goose in this God forsaken state. I have, however, shot hundreds out West. Oh and if you are looking for a cheap layout blind to get started, check out the Goosebuster LP on Rogers Sporting Goods. Just got one myself and am pretty happy with it.