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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby diggerduck » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:07 am

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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby MOSSBERG935 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:11 am

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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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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby goodkarmarising » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:20 am

I shot a 17.344489999567 lb goose this year, but I don't have a pic to prove it, and I ate it...would let you guys see the band from it, but I'm selling it on ebay as a unreported band so I can fund my snow goose hunting this year.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:57 am

MOSSBERG935 wrote:
GreenHeadHarvest wrote:
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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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby modrobb326 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:24 pm

Check out these HOGS!!!!! Im not reallll sure...but...id have to say the one goes 450 and the other...prolly closer to 500lbs :grooving: :grooving: :grooving: .............AT LEAST :hammer:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Papachessie » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:17 pm

modrobb326 wrote:Check out these HOGS!!!!! Im not reallll sure...but...id have to say the one goes 450 and the other...prolly closer to 500lbs :grooving: :grooving: :grooving: .............AT LEAST :hammer:

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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby pgquackstacker » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:21 pm

Papachessie wrote:
modrobb326 wrote:Check out these HOGS!!!!! Im not reallll sure...but...id have to say the one goes 450 and the other...prolly closer to 500lbs :grooving: :grooving: :grooving: .............AT LEAST :hammer:

Pigmies!! :lol3:

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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby modrobb326 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:50 am

Its pertty awesome when u can fit two whole pigs in one crock pot!! Tastes goooooood :smile:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Sparks0812 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:00 pm

This goose came came up to my hip, so about 39" long. How much would that weigh?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby grizz18 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Sparks0812 wrote:This goose came came up to my hip, so about 39" long. How much would that weigh?


17.1lbs. Try again Sparkie.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Don't know, but do know Honker Guide's well publicized contest started at 18lbs and was down to 15lbs before someone could claim the dozen Dropzone decoys.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby OGblackcloud » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:23 pm

12 or 13 lbs . What do I win ?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby pork4life » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:45 pm

He posted it in '07 so you would have won if no one else has.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:29 pm

OK, I have to ask... who won the contest?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Tealer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:27 pm

I guy on the west coast I believe with a 13lb bird?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Preacher1011 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 am

I think the winner posted in this thread. Go through it and read. If it's not there, try the search button.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:59 am

I read through the whole thread and couldn't find any posts regarding the winner, or how much his bird weighed. I also tried search and nothing... I did both of these before posted the first time. maybe my search skills are weak.... :huh:
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby aunt betty » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:26 am

This subject comes up a lot.
There is more than one sub-species of Canada Goose.
There are Giants, Lessers, Greaters, and possibly one more. The scientists aren't sure.
The Giant Canada Goose subspecies was believed to be extinct in the 1950s until, in 1962, a small flock was discovered wintering in Rochester, Minnesota. In the 1960's The Illinois Dept. of Conservation located a flock, captured some, and brought them to Illinois to be released.

There are TONS of Giant Canada geese in central Illinois.
If you want a 20-pounder...go to Chicago and shoot one that hangs out at one of the many ponds by the big corporate headquarters all along the interstate highway.
They say the 20-pounder don't exist but I say it does. I've shot all three sub-species of Candian Geese and when you shoot a Giant, you know it. They sound different as well. Their calls are much deeper than the other two sub-species.

A little bit about the Giants. They fly at night and don't hardly migrate at all.
The entire migration for a Chicago Giant goes something like this. They fly to my house at around Christmas because the snow gets too deep for them to feed up north. For some reason there's a "weather hole" in Champaign county. It will snow everywhere BUT here and then the geese show up in massive numbers.
Eventually we get covered up in snow too and the geese migrate all the way to Mattoon or as far south as Effingham or a little further but that's about it. Then when the snow melts two weeks later they come back.
I call it "the bounce".
Giant geese are the kings of the sky in the goose world. They lead the others around and actually prevent them from migrating(my opinion). There is always a large bunch that show up and just won't leave no matter how cold or harsh the weather gets.

There are really heavy geese out there. Don't give up on the 18-pounder but where you live it might be a while.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:32 am

Thanks aunt betty! I won't give up on the 18 pounder, scouts honor
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby pvn6616 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:36 am

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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby Tealer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:11 am

aunt betty wrote:This subject comes up a lot.
There is more than one sub-species of Canada Goose.
There are Giants, Lessers, Greaters, and possibly one more. The scientists aren't sure.
The Giant Canada Goose subspecies was believed to be extinct in the 1950s until, in 1962, a small flock was discovered wintering in Rochester, Minnesota. In the 1960's The Illinois Dept. of Conservation located a flock, captured some, and brought them to Illinois to be released.

There are TONS of Giant Canada geese in central Illinois.
If you want a 20-pounder...go to Chicago and shoot one that hangs out at one of the many ponds by the big corporate headquarters all along the interstate highway.
They say the 20-pounder don't exist but I say it does. I've shot all three sub-species of Candian Geese and when you shoot a Giant, you know it. They sound different as well. Their calls are much deeper than the other two sub-species.

A little bit about the Giants. They fly at night and don't hardly migrate at all.
The entire migration for a Chicago Giant goes something like this. They fly to my house at around Christmas because the snow gets too deep for them to feed up north. For some reason there's a "weather hole" in Champaign county. It will snow everywhere BUT here and then the geese show up in massive numbers.
Eventually we get covered up in snow too and the geese migrate all the way to Mattoon or as far south as Effingham or a little further but that's about it. Then when the snow melts two weeks later they come back.
I call it "the bounce".
Giant geese are the kings of the sky in the goose world. They lead the others around and actually prevent them from migrating(my opinion). There is always a large bunch that show up and just won't leave no matter how cold or harsh the weather gets.

There are really heavy geese out there. Don't give up on the 18-pounder but where you live it might be a while.


There is 11 different subspecies I think. We have 7 on the pacific coast, I have to pass an ID test to hunt geese in my area. Anybody got a pic of these huge geese?
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby dsm16428 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:09 am

Here's one that we had aged by the local biologist 3 years ago at 11 years old. It came from a flock of loacal birds that never leave the county unless there is a serious freeze and even then they just bounce south about 100 miles at most. The "kid" in the pic (this was his first goose ever) stands just shy of 6' tall. Anybody care to guess the weight of this "monster"??? BTW, I'm almost 6', 3" tall and I have a 79" reach. The wing tips were just out of my reach on both sides...
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby jehler » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:15 am

looks like a 12-13 poundbird to me
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:28 am

I would think by the walk way and park geese in the back ground that your one of Foiles pro staff.
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Re: 18 lb goose

Postby goldfish » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:53 am

dsm16428 wrote:Here's one that we had aged by the local biologist 3 years ago at 11 years old. It came from a flock of loacal birds that never leave the county unless there is a serious freeze and even then they just bounce south about 100 miles at most. The "kid" in the pic (this was his first goose ever) stands just shy of 6' tall. Anybody care to guess the weight of this "monster"??? BTW, I'm almost 6', 3" tall and I have a 79" reach. The wing tips were just out of my reach on both sides...


Being that you took the picture from darn near ground level and he's holding it out, it's pretty tough to tell anything about it.
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