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Postby AAR » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:38 pm

I shot a swan last year and it weighed right at 18 lbs. From looking at it I would have thought much more but the scale doesn't lie. Minus having a goose that just sits around and eats without flying too much, it would be hard to imagine killing a canada larger than a good size tundra.

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Postby NONYA » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:11 pm

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All these geese are over 18 pounds probably, but I didn't weigh any of 'em cause I didn't know about the contest, crap. :rolleyes:


W T F was my dog doing out there,I knew that lil bastard was getting out while i was at work!!!!
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Postby getdowncoverup » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:35 am

NONYA wrote:
MinnesotaDan wrote:Image

All these geese are over 18 pounds probably, but I didn't weigh any of 'em cause I didn't know about the contest, crap. :rolleyes:


W T F was my dog doing out there,I knew that lil bastard was getting out while i was at work!!!!
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Postby Tom Phillips* » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:31 am

MinnesotaDan wrote:Image

All these geese are over 18 pounds probably, but I didn't weigh any of 'em cause I didn't know about the contest, crap.


Over 8, yes.

Over 12, no.
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Postby Brydog » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:52 pm

Chris Bishop wrote:Brydog, where is your other hand!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Strugglin' to snap a pic that isn't out of focus.
I guess I'm not as strong as I used to be,,,, that was a biatch. :eek:
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Postby Chris Bishop » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:16 pm

Brydog wrote:
Chris Bishop wrote:Brydog, where is your other hand!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Strugglin' to snap a pic that isn't out of focus.
I guess I'm not as strong as I used to be,,,, that was a biatch. :eek:


I thought you were pulling on that 13#er to get that number a little higher :yes: :yes:
Never croosed my mind you were taking the pic :no: :no:
didn't say i was bright!!! :rofl: :rofl:

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Postby capt. ken » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:10 pm

Tom Phillips* wrote:
MinnesotaDan wrote:Image

All these geese are over 18 pounds probably, but I didn't weigh any of 'em cause I didn't know about the contest, crap.


Over 8, yes.

Over 12, no.


Tom* Are you talking about how much the geese wiegh, or the age of the 2 guys in the picture??? :rofl: :rofl:
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Postby Chris Bishop » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:00 pm

capt. ken wrote:
Tom Phillips* wrote:
MinnesotaDan wrote:Image

All these geese are over 18 pounds probably, but I didn't weigh any of 'em cause I didn't know about the contest, crap.


Over 8, yes.

Over 12, no.


Tom* Are you talking about how much the geese wiegh, or the age of the 2 guys in the picture??? :rofl: :rofl:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby jacob1996 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:44 pm

i weighed 2 of the 1s i shot on my first goose hunt and the first one weighed 17.9 lbs the second weighed 18.3 lbs
wish i heard about this earlier!!!i need some goose decoys,im 12 and just getting started off,tell me if you have another 1 of these!!!
or if im eligible to win sometime if you do another 1!!!!
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Postby Madwall88 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:25 pm

Wish I'd known about this before the season was over :headbang: . I shot a 16 lb.3oz. goose in jan. He and several of his buddies have made more than a few good meals :banger: !
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Postby MinnesotaDan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:10 pm

NONY - yeah dude, you're dog looks familiar. I love springers.

Tom - Please tell me you were being as sarcastic I was...

capt. ken - Well played, but I just went and bought a litre of booze and didn't even get carded. I was so pumped!
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Postby woodiekiller » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:44 pm

shoveler_shooter wrote:My uncle shot a 22 pounder 5 or 6 years ago...he has it mounted too.

sure that ain't a tamed goose?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Honker Guide » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:18 pm

You guys need to get real. I can understand the young guys not realising what is real, but you older guys ought to know better. During the big goose contest I had many guys telling me that they had the winner. When I told them to get the goose weighed on a certified scale, they either didn't get back to me or they told me that their original scale was off a bit. The fish scales are the worst. I can only think that they make them that way for bragging rights. Anyway, it took 4 years to get a goose over 15 lbs and it was only 15.02 lbs. If you guys really think there are 18lb geese out there, I have a bridge here in Burbank that I will sell you real cheap!! :no:

The reason that there is even a discussion about 20 lb geese is because there are records of geese that big in years past. What they don't tell you is that they were in a captive breeding program and fed a special diet to get them that big. When they released the breeding stock, some were shot and it is because of this that guys still to this day, report how they have shot a 20 lb goose, because they read about geese that big in a book. Like Tom said, most of those geese you guys are shooting that you think are 18 lbs are really in the 12 to 13 lb range. And believe me, those are real trophies.

I am not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but after running that contest for 4 years, I have a pretty good idea of what the size of geese are, across this continent. Save yourself some grief, and if you want to post up the weight of your geese, at least have them weighed on a certified scale. Paul
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:37 pm

jacob1996 wrote:i weighed 2 of the 1s i shot on my first goose hunt and the first one weighed 17.9 lbs the second weighed 18.3 lbs
wish i heard about this earlier!!!i need some goose decoys,im 12 and just getting started off,tell me if you have another 1 of these!!!
or if im eligible to win sometime if you do another 1!!!!


I hope you are being really sarcastic.

and paul, you dont know jack squat about geese, I have shot numerous 16 17 and 18 pound geese ( :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) and even ad 19 pounder. ( :bow: :rolleyes: )

for real tho, I shot a 13 pounder, and that's the biggest one yet. and to give you a idea, last couple years our group has shot i think 125 geese.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Honker Guide » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:20 pm

It's fun to joke about the 20 lb goose and I have done it myself. During a filming segment for a TV show, I held up a goose and said that it must weigh at lease 20 lbs. I guess I am part of the problem myself. I have been a goose guide for over 35 years and we have taken over 15,000 geese over my spread during that time. My biggest goose was just over 14 lbs and I have him mounted in my front office. There is no doubt that you can captive feed a Canada Goose so that it weighs 20 lbs, but that goose is not going to fly very far on a regular basis. His wing loading is going to be too high and the energy he will expend to fly, will limit his forays.

It is easy to make a goose look big for a picture. Here is a couple that I like to post up for that reason:

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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby huntinfool0182 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:57 pm

give me an address to send the damn goose to
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby huntinfool0182 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:46 pm

ok here is a 17 pound goose i shot it in knoxville tn 10 miles from home. the other 2 geese are 11 and 12 lbs. i weigh 260 and im 6'2" shot on jan 22 2010 smallest goose was banded
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Preacher1011 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:13 pm

huntinfool0182 wrote:ok here is a 17 pound goose i shot it in knoxville tn 10 miles from home. the other 2 geese are 11 and 12 lbs. i weigh 260 and im 6'2" shot on jan 22 2010 smallest goose was banded


Are you in TN or KY?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby pgquackstacker » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:13 pm

To me those small geese like about 9 lbs or so. Could be 11 and 12 lbers but they just don't look big enough.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby diggerduck » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:12 pm

The biggest Canada I have ever shot had a circum. of 38inches and damn near a 7 foot wingspan. It only weighed 15.08 pounds. I think I would be a little worried by a 20# goose.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby GreenHeadHarvest » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:57 pm

i could walk down to the fire station and kill a 15 pounder with a rock would that count? :huh:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby huntinfool0182 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:50 am

knoxville tn home of the vols
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:38 am

Never shot a 15 pound goose but did shoot a 13 pound green wing teal this year. Wish I would have taken a pic of him but never thought about it. :lol3:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:33 am

huntinfool0182 wrote:knoxville tn home of the vols


Good to see you on here. Lived in Knoxville my whole life and am at UT right now. :thumbsup:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby GreenHeadHarvest » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:46 am

PTROOFER FTFOWLER wrote:Never shot a 15 pound goose but did shoot a 13 pound green wing teal this year. Wish I would have taken a pic of him but never thought about it. :lol3:


No way 13 puond teal????????????????????? :bow:
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