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Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 am

Anyone hear anything about a spring goose this year?? I am sending Bill an email to find out, i will let everyone know what he says!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:00 pm

Okay got an answer from Bill Crenshaw,and it is awesome!!!

Flag this messageRE: Spring GooseTuesday, February 2, 2010 6:09 PMFrom: "Crenshaw, Bill" <Bill.Crenshaw@state.vt.us>View contact detailsTo: "'Peter Resnik'" <pmrbyeyeconst@yahoo.com>Hi Pete,



The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board passed the 2010 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order last month. The dates will be March 11 – April 23. Conditions will be the same as last year except, beginning this year, hunters will be allowed to use unplugged shotguns, electronic calls and hunt until ½ after sunset. These provisions will only be allowed during the spring snow goose CO.



We are currently revising the web site for hunters to register for the CO and report results similar to last year. Once this is in place we can send out a news release.



If you have any additional questions let me know.



Bill
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby Champney » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:56 pm

thats awesome! thats too bad I will be spending all my spring snow goose in NY this year. maybe ill shoot a couple days over here. my cousin just bought a ecaller cause he hunts all NY and some vt but the water.
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby LBeinhaur » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:01 am

Sounds good!!!! Guess I will have to go get an Ecaller!!!! Any suggestions??
Same as last year, 2010 license and 2009 stamps?????
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:25 am

I will check into this ,the stamps and 2010 license,more than likely i would say yes same as last year!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby Vtwaterfowler » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:37 pm

pete/pmr,
I know its kind of early but ar the dates for the season set yet??? Another thing, you said that unplugged shotguns are allowed. Does this mean that extentions are allowed also? Just curious!
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby Champney » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:11 pm

i know the ny season is set so i would think it would be on the website soon. i know out west when it say your allowed unpluged shotguns it means more then three shells which can be 8 if you want. from the lastest DU mag all the spring anow goose kings never get past the 4th. you also need the snows in vt first. last year was horrible in vt spring snow numbers.
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:49 am

LBeinhaur wrote:Sounds good!!!! Guess I will have to go get an Ecaller!!!! Any suggestions??
Same as last year, 2010 license and 2009 stamps?????


As far as I know all you need is your hip number,or a new one for this year,you have to buy a currant hunting license,and have your old one if your stamps are attatched to that license,(waterfowl stamps,state,and federal),because you need them to hunt these birds!
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About extension tubes ,I have no Idea,you need to get ahold of someone in the fish and game dept to get that answer!I would not use one myself unless I knew for certain it as legal!!!Season dates are from March 11th -April 23rd

Good Luck too all and stay safe out there!!!!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby duckin-A » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:41 am

any one ever hunt with Frontier guide service in Swanton VT......check out their website......
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby Vtwaterfowler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:57 am

I guess under the topic of unplugged shotguns, if you don't know, just stay on the safe side and use a plug. I mean, whos going waste shells that are at least a buck a piece on birds that are getting further and further away! :thumbsup:
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby double-ddog » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:49 pm

Any word on bird numbers this spring in the Champlain flyway? Addison?
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Sun May 09, 2010 9:15 am

They were here and gone some quick! And I only saw about 300 all total the weeks I hunted up there,not that I am any expert or local,they may have seen more birds,but from what the biologists told me they were hanging on the New York side this year!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby duckin-A » Sun May 09, 2010 5:23 pm

maybe this was already said but I heard that VT farmers plow their fields under very early and NY farmers wait longer thus attracting the birds to any feeding possibilities. any opinions on that concept?
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:23 pm

duckin-A wrote:maybe this was already said but I heard that VT farmers plow their fields under very early and NY farmers wait longer thus attracting the birds to any feeding possibilities. any opinions on that concept?


Joe you are absolutely correct,that is why they were hanging on the Ny side!More available food on the ground! They also had alot more fuel corn grown over there,more spillage,still sitting on the ground,corn,fresh grass shoots,20 minutes of flight to corn,or search for green fields?They went for the corn!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Goose

Postby Champney » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:21 pm

its too bad everything over there is leased by outfitters and guides. we went over there and there were only 6 small feilds 20 miles from lake champlain that werent leased and the geese didnt want them cause every one from vt used the same ones.
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