Goose Pond suggestions?

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Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby cam liden » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:36 pm

Me and a couple buddies are gonna try to hunt goose pond for the first time for the middle zone opener. I have only been able to scout a small part of it, so does anybody have any suggestions or tips for hunting there? What are our chances of getting a good draw for the opener? Not really sure what to expect as far as competition since opener is on a wednesday.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby stillwatersniper » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:03 pm

No water, no ducks. Better yet, I suggest you get off of your ass and scout if you want answers.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby iualumni12 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:57 pm

I took a trip out there Saturday. There is hardly any water at all. Beehunter Marsh is mostly cracked mud pan. Only a few of the blinds will be huntable. I glassed most of the areas and saw around 3 dozen ducks total. Absolutely zero ducks in the air. Still, one of the deer hutners I spoke to said the kill sheet for the early season was only a hundred birds below last year.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby cam liden » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:32 pm

Thanks iualumni. Ya when i was there a while ago saw some shovelers and a ton of coots. Hey stillwatersniper, Ive done my fair share of scouting there Im just trying to see if its worth going to for opening day. not trying to internet scout or steal anybodys spot. Its hard to keep track of the number of birds and conditions when you live two hours away.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby badbowtie » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:34 pm

The main thing you will have to worry about it getting a draw. I bet it will be packed! They dont hunt all areas all the time.

Look at the draw schedule on...
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw ... hedule.pdf
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby stillwatersniper » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:43 pm

Two hours away? If you're going to make excuses at least make them feasible. If you live in Martinsville, it should not take you more than an hour to get there. I live two hours away and still find plenty of time to scout it. No excuses.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby cam liden » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:00 pm

An hour? Are you kidding me? Whats your excuse for being a dickhead about a couple questions?
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby badbowtie » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:28 am

Guys watch it...... Let's be nice.....
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby hankyorke » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:25 am

cam liden wrote:An hour? Are you kidding me? Whats your excuse for being a dickhead about a couple questions?


Here's a link that may help...
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=google%20 ... =en&tab=wl


IU is right there are very few ducks around compared to years prior and even less water (obiviously)...
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby stillwatersniper » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:50 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 34589&z=10


Oh, I'm sorry. One hour and eight minutes. You're welcome. As for being a ****, you need to learn to do your own work and scouting. If I can drive from Indy and scout regularly, you can drive half the distance and scout.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby badbowtie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:43 am

heck i wish i was only a hr from GP. Im in Evansville and it takes almost 2.

depends which route you take, if i take 41 to 58 its just shy of 2 hr.

if i take 57 to 58 to 59 is right at 2 hrs.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby cam liden » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:07 am

thanks for the help everybody. Wasnt my intention for the question to come off like i was lazy about my scouting or trying to use other guys work for myself. Stillwatersniper, sorry for the hostility. As for the time, maybe im taking the wrong way or something, it just usually takes me about an hour and fifty mins.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby stillwatersniper » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:20 am

Try taking 67 all the way to Switz City then cut over to Linton.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby bandchaser » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:56 am

IU and Hank are right, little water = a few birds. It's the same story at Minnehaha. It might be worth the trip if you got nothing else going. It will all depend on luck of the draw. Don't sweat the scouting remarks I'm sure we all do our fair share of scouting, we have to, we live in Indiana and love to kill ducks, there's no other than scouting your ass off. Good luck on the opener. Save me a few, I can't get out till Thursday.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby badbowtie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:27 pm

stillwatersniper wrote:Try taking 67 all the way to Switz City then cut over to Linton.



Yea. oops i meant 41 to 67.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby william costa » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:22 pm

my guess is there will be 15-20 or so reserved draws before any else are drawn.and they will have had the area already scouted to beat hell!we went early season and there were 10 reserved.saw alot of birds though for early season and there was alot of shooting goin on for sure.
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Re: Goose Pond suggestions?

Postby 1quik70 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:40 pm

Hunted Main Pool W2 this weekend, with a little luck. There were a lot of birds in the area, but they were finding holes early and sitting tight. We had real trouble getting birds to decoy, or commit. Still killed 4 for the 3 hunts, but we did alot better in early season!
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