Goose on the barbie

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Goose on the barbie

Postby Smokepole » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:29 am

Last night I did a little scouting of a small farm pond. I the farmer told me he chases geese off this water most every day.

While I setup for geese (18 decoys), I noticed about 15 mallards flying over the tree-line, but did not see any geese. This made me believe that they are arriving in the morning not the evening.

So this morning I set up the decoys at 7:00 a.m. loaded my Pedersoli 10 ga with 4 drams 2F and 1¾ ozs buffered bismuth, covered up and waited. I saw the mallards again, now going the opposite direction ( I need to check that out later).

About 8:00 a.m. 10 nice fat Canada's quitely slipped over top of me and my decoys and landed in the pond. They never made a sound until they landed. They swam towards my decoys, climbed up the bank and stood there beak-to-beak with one of the decoys. It was something to watch.
It was now time to jump shoot the birds.

I shocked the flock and as they left, they forgot 2 of their buddies. I now have fresh goose for the grill this evening and stew meat for Thanksgiving dinner.

I plan to check the ducks this evening and not hunt the geese again until Friday morning. This sure makes my day at work easier.
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Postby » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:20 pm

I am in elyria also !! if you want some company scouting or hunting let me know. I would love to get out since i am new to the area!!!!

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