kansaswingnut wrote:Quackerwacker, you crack me up. Problem is some of these idiots think you're serious. ... Hey Quackerwacker, lets get together and go jackalope hunting. We might run into Sasquatch.
berettaguy17 wrote:my buddy shot a 19.2 pound goose probly 8 years ago and he has the proof it on the wall it is HUGE
Honker Guide wrote:Most of the recorded weights of the giant Canada goose were taken from birds that were in a captive breeding program where they were fed a special diet to up their weight. So if you are using Hanson as a guide for your heavy geese, you need to think again. Everyone that has called me with a goose over 15 lbs. has reweighed and found the weight to be only around 14 lbs. Now if there is a 15 lb goose out there it will probably come in the late resident season as they are putting on weight for the upcoming breeding season. Paul
Honker Guide wrote:Tom, if you re-read that Hanson report, the goose that was supposed to have weighed 18 3/4 lbs had a "reported" wingspan of 75 3/4 inches. Not much bigger than the geese you have measured so I assume we can say that the weight was also "reported". This is how all of these giant geese have come to be. Look at that 13 lb goose of yours and tell me if you really think that your goose could have been flying around with another 6 lbs of body weight!!! That is beyond the realm of possibility. I have had several hunters that have taken the giants this year with the light eyebrows and they thought they were 16+ lbs. but when they reweighed them, they were less than 15 lbs.
By the way, you should get that 13 lb goose mounted as that is a real trophy!! Paul
carbenz wrote:Seriously Paul - you need to have a contest for the smallest goose. There'd be a lot more submissions.
I went back and read through alot of this thread - and all these guys who claim to have shot all these monster geese - and find it totally amazing that nobody could nail a 15 pounder this season! I like to think a goose that big exists, but the proof is in the pudding, and so far this whole thread is nothing but 9 pages of nonsense!
Honker Guide wrote: On another note. Those old pictures are fun to look at, but that one looks more like a swan than a goose.
I have never seen a goose that was tapered like that!! Also, that guy looks like he is about 5 feet tall. It is easy to make things look different than they really are. The big goose is becoming harder to come by as evidened by this contest, but there are still plenty of the original maximus geese in the midwest. Paul
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