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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby duckman27 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:51 pm

I just looked and can't find a pic of it. :sad: I'd seen him a couple of times flying around with 15 or so normal canadians during the summer but never got a shot on him during the early goose season. There were a couple other guys that hunted in the same area that had been talking about some giant goose that they kept seeing but could never get into range. Finally toward the end of duck season the flock came over and me and my buddy killed two of them. The one my buddy killed was just a normal goose that weighed in at just over 12 pounds. The one I shot was the giant and he made the other goose look like a greater canada compared to a cackler. My scale only went to 20 lbs since it was a fish scale. I called up my friends dad who is a life long goose hunter and has killed too many geese to keep track of and he said it was by far the biggest goose he had ever seen. I don't know if it had some kind of genetic disorder or what. It's head was about the size of a softball. Sorry I don't have pics of him.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Adventurer79 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:44 pm

First Canada I ever shot weighed in at 17lbs from Mid-Michigan (1993). Local populations in the midwest, or at least in Michigan, with year round access to crop fields and open water are growing quite large. Same genetic batch just not subjected to the hardship of migration. They are well fed 12 months a year as long as deep snow doesn't force them further south. Cant say that I know of one but a 20+ pound bird wouldn't suprize me.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:04 am

So still no pics of said monster geese? :fingerpt:
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Professor Chaos » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:31 am

Funny when a $1000 dollars in decoys are on the line that all the 15+ pound geese disappear... now they are back. here come the excuses for no pictures or verification too... :no:
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby joshco84 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:36 am

Professor Chaos wrote:Funny when a $1000 dollars in decoys are on the line that all the 15+ pound geese disappear... now they are back. here come the excuses for no pictures or verification too... :no:


Ha you noticed that too?
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:24 pm

Joshco be careful now we are calling everyone a liar. :no:
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby duckman27 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:43 pm

Tealer wrote:Joshco be careful now we are calling everyone a liar. :no:

I can't find a pic of him on the files on my computer. I know ya'll arent believin me but go to North Mississippi during the september goose season and you will kill the biggest geese of your life. I don't know what makes them so big. I live in CO now and all the geese here are really small compared to what we had in MS
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:40 am

duckman27 wrote:
Tealer wrote:Joshco be careful now we are calling everyone a liar. :no:

I can't find a pic of him on the files on my computer. I know ya'll arent believin me but go to North Mississippi during the september goose season and you will kill the biggest geese of your life. I don't know what makes them so big. I live in CO now and all the geese here are really small compared to what we had in MS


I have hunted Ole Miss in the early season, pretty sure your geese are the same size as the rest of the country. We have year round grain fed geese too.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby joshco84 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:19 am

Tealer wrote:
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Tealer wrote:Joshco be careful now we are calling everyone a liar. :no:

I can't find a pic of him on the files on my computer. I know ya'll arent believin me but go to North Mississippi during the september goose season and you will kill the biggest geese of your life. I don't know what makes them so big. I live in CO now and all the geese here are really small compared to what we had in MS


I have hunted Ole Miss in the early season, pretty sure your geese are the same size as the rest of the country. We have year round grain fed geese too.


Pretty much all we have is grain fed geese so i am not buying it. I know guys that shoot resident geese out of wichita that never get over thirteen pounds, and they eat nice lush green grass all year long.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:37 pm

I am still waiting for a pic.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby duckman27 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Can't find any
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:26 pm

duckman27 wrote:Can't find any


Not to bust your balls to hard but if I shot a goose any where near 16 pounds there would pics every where. If I shoot a goose that was 20 plus you guys would be tired of hearing about it.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:47 am

Tealer wrote:
duckman27 wrote:Can't find any


Not to bust your balls to hard but if I shot a goose any where near 16 pounds there would pics every where. If I shoot a goose that was 20 plus you guys would be tired of hearing about it.


Exactly, it's possible that a huge goose such as 18 lbs can exist but the odds are so small. You would probably be surprised at how much less the bird weighed if you use a proper scale.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Redbeard » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:09 pm

i shot a 24 lb cackler once...but i didnt have a camera with me
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Tealer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Redbeard wrote:i shot a 24 lb cackler once...but i didnt have a camera with me


:lol:
Are you sure you didn't mean 2.4? :yes:
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Redbeard » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:07 pm

Tealer wrote:
Redbeard wrote:i shot a 24 lb cackler once...but i didnt have a camera with me


:lol:
Are you sure you didn't mean 2.4? :yes:


im sure. It was the same size as the 20 lb mallard I shot last year
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby cinnamonteal7 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:36 pm

i droped a B52 the other day hardest damn thing to clean ever lol :beer:
miss him once shame on me, miss him twice on me agian, miss him three times damit! reload and watch where that SOB lands this isnt over.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:42 am

WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:The heaviest flying bird is the tundra swan at 27 lbs. 24 lb canada geese do not exist.



Tundra Swans don't get close to that size. Trumpeters are the heaviest with an mean weight just over 26 pounds in the males, Whoopers are next at 23+. The largest Tundra I've ever killed and weighed was just a few ounces under 17 pounds. The ferral Mute Swans can reach 27 pounds also. Until you've skinned a Swan, you don't realize that they are more bone and less meat than a big Canada.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby joshco84 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:00 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:
WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:The heaviest flying bird is the tundra swan at 27 lbs. 24 lb canada geese do not exist.



Tundra Swans don't get close to that size. Trumpeters are the heaviest with an mean weight just over 26 pounds in the males, Whoopers are next at 23+. The largest Tundra I've ever killed and weighed was just a few ounces under 17 pounds. The ferral Mute Swans can reach 27 pounds also. Until you've skinned a Swan, you don't realize that they are more bone and less meat than a big Canada.


Even if you think about it, the majority of the weight on a big canada is the breast meat. Other than that its pretty much feathers and bones.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:57 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:
WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:The heaviest flying bird is the tundra swan at 27 lbs. 24 lb canada geese do not exist.



Tundra Swans don't get close to that size. Trumpeters are the heaviest with an mean weight just over 26 pounds in the males, Whoopers are next at 23+. The largest Tundra I've ever killed and weighed was just a few ounces under 17 pounds. The ferral Mute Swans can reach 27 pounds also. Until you've skinned a Swan, you don't realize that they are more bone and less meat than a big Canada.


:oops: I totally meant trumpeter thanks for catching that Pat. I just went by what DU said with the trumpeter weight. :eek: Wow I dont know how I typed that.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby mudpack » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 am

Professor Chaos wrote:if you think you shot a 20 pound goose you are retarded...

No, you are not retarded, you are GUESSING.
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby Suncutter » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:38 am

I killed one once dat was a thurdy pounder n when he honked it sounded like a fog horn goin off. Took tree chots frum my single chot H&R :sniper: :beer: :hammer: :umm: . I have seen some big geese but none over 12-14 lbs not saying they arent out there but????????
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby duck_slayer_1 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:23 pm

Dogknott I shot one like that the other day. :beer:
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby klist » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:25 pm

its funny, but this thing is thread is still around. and i still have a photo of a goose i shot, in this thread, that was over 17. weighed on a fish scale, as well as measuring the difference on a regular scale with me on it, and them me with the goose

maybe ill go find it again
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Re: 24 pound goose? what???

Postby klist » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:31 pm

klist wrote:Image





there we go. maybe someday ill get another one, but that sucker was just huge!!! feeding on corn and flying less than 2 miles to roost in CA makes for a big dam goose. the smaller one is the normal size we get, where the other one came from i dont know.

and im not a small guy- bout 5 '9, 160-170, and my hands aint small

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