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Postby Quackhead90 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:52 am

Coming up this weekend from Indiana to hunt Horicon. Does anyone know about amount of geese there right now?
Thanks for the help
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Re: Horicon

Postby GunDawg420 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:07 am

A CRAP TON!! I scouted the WI River in the Horicon Zone on Monday afternoon and all I saw was numerous giant flocks of Canadians flying overhead...Lots of fields are coming down this week and the geese are taking full advantage, you should have no problem getting into some honkers in the Horicon Zone! Good Luck! :beer:
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Postby Podcast » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:57 am

Call me lost but where is the Horicon zone on the WI river? I've hunted both the WI river and the Horicon marsh but I have never known them to connect anywhere.
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Re: Horicon

Postby Robert Becherer » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:28 pm

Stopped at the launch by John Deere and talked to some guys coming off the marsh on opening weekend.Not alot of water out there.Several people said they got stuck in mud.Havn't heard if thing are better yet.My youngest son lives between mayville and horicon.I was by him last saturday and did not see many flocks flying anywhere,as in years before,they were everywhere.Could have shot them just standing in his yard if I had a zone permit.
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Postby Podcast » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:25 am

I heard the same low bird report fer that area. I also heard the same report fer boats gettin stuck. Sure as hell hope nobody figured they could get out there with an outboard. I'll get out there in a couple weeks er so and post how it goes. I'm confident my PD will get through the thick stuff as it has on all the mud rides this past summer. That's half the fun a goin out there!!!
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Re: Horicon

Postby Quackhead90 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:49 am

Ending up with 8 geese and 5 ducks between two of us. Depressing to see the marsh so low.
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Re: Horicon

Postby Bill Herian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:05 am

Podcast wrote:Call me lost but where is the Horicon zone on the WI river? I've hunted both the WI river and the Horicon marsh but I have never known them to connect anywhere.


I too would like this question fielded. :huh:
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Re: Horicon

Postby Skycarp33 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:24 pm

According to the zone map, the far sw part touches the river.
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Re: Horicon

Postby Bill Herian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:53 pm

I suppose it does. Seemed like sheer buffonery from where i'm sitting in Stevens Point.

I didn't realize how big that zone is. Can you guys that hunt it get tags for both periods?
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Postby Podcast » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:05 am

I didn't think ya could get tags fer both periods. Could be wrong but I thought ya had to apply fer one er the other.
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Re: Horicon

Postby outdoorsman_07 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:46 am

You are correct, you can only hunt one zone for geese. It is in the regulations.
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Re: Horicon

Postby backwoodsboy09 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:10 pm

I would honestly buy exterior tags and just hunt the Horicon border. If you have no luck with any birds shoot me a PM and we can get you in on some geese

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Re: Horicon

Postby Robert Becherer » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:55 pm

Podcast wrote:I heard the same low bird report fer that area. I also heard the same report fer boats gettin stuck. Sure as hell hope nobody figured they could get out there with an outboard. I'll get out there in a couple weeks er so and post how it goes. I'm confident my PD will get through the thick stuff as it has on all the mud rides this past summer. That's half the fun a goin out there!!!


The people I talked to and saw coming in had surface drives and long shafts.Both were running out of water,throwing alot of mud and getting stuck.Maybe with the storms coming in this weekend it will help,but I doubt it.We need much,much,more than that.
I do wish you Good luck and I hope there's water for your hunt.I don't think my oldest son and I will get a chance to get out there as we only have an outboard..Sad to say it,but we haven't got out at all yet.Maybe Sunday as it's my turn to work on Saturday.What a way to waste a saturday. :crying:
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Re: Horicon

Postby recker » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:41 pm

Whats the deal with horicon anyway for ducks? I know it is well known for geese but is sounds like a ton of guys hunt it for ducks and I never really read any reports that are that great. Is it just because it is well known? Just curious?
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Re: Horicon

Postby Robert Becherer » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:51 pm

The times that I have been out there,there was alot more ducks than geese.
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Postby Podcast » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:31 am

Typically the Horicon holds a huge number a geese at any given time. The problem is they stage in the refuge part and are gone come hunting time. Huntin the fields around the marsh is the heat way ta snag some geese. The marsh is set up ta benefit the birds an not the hunters. The north side has most a the food supply and almost all a the open water.
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Re: Horicon

Postby berganser » Thu May 23, 2013 3:31 pm

Hopefully the Marsh will have some water this year. That drought last year put on damper on things for the most part.
There were birds early, but seemed to bug out due to water conditions IMO.
I was there early Nov. and Never Seen but 1 Duck! Granted I'm only there for 4 days, but always see some ducks flying.
Shot a few geese. Of course you always like to have the perfect weather, so considering all what was going on we did OK.
So all in all, We'll be back up there and give'r hec this season.
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