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Need some help

Postby Blake1403 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:55 pm

Sunday is opener for early goose. We got a hay field that wa just cut and will be bailed before we can hunt it. Would you use layouts (and how would you hide them) or would you just set up on the edge and hide in the corn field next to it? The hay will be like grass almost. We have never hunted anything like this so a tip or 2 would be awesome. Thanks
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Re: Need some help

Postby Ducks22 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm

Going to be a little tough to hide in that short of grass but scout it and it will all depend on where the birds arecoming from, where they want to land and direction on the wind. If it was me, i would sit in a fenceline or the corn and play the wind unless it is just you then you would be fine in the decoys, no layout and just cover up. Up to you and i'm sure you'll get other advise
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Re: Need some help

Postby Blake1403 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:31 pm

There will be 4 or 5 of us hunting
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Re: Need some help

Postby Full Force Five » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Hunt the edge if possible.

If you have to hunt the middle use the topography of the field: ditch, low spot, rock pile, etc. to set up in. Otherwise just cut a bunch of grass and set you blinds next to each other, really close. It will look like a grass island to the geese.
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Re: Need some help

Postby beretta24 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:14 pm

If the field is large hunting an edge might be difficult. If you do, leave some space between the edge of the field and the dekes. They rarely feed right up to the edge and it'll take their attention away from you.

Even in a ahy field I would tend to hunt in the middle. I would stack the blinds up next to each other and grass the crap out of them. I prefer one mass than five scattered ones. Be mindful of shadows. I always keep the sun at my back when field hunting, if possible. Sometimes the wind doesn't permit it.

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Re: Need some help

Postby Blake1403 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:35 pm

Alright thanks. We're gonna go look at it again the Saturday night. If for some reason they don't bale it we will be able to easily hide the blinds in the rows of chopped hay. Otherwise we're just gonna set up on the edge. Thanks for the advice and good luck!
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Re: Need some help

Postby MinnesotaDan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:10 pm

You could probably get away with hiding on the edges opening day, after that they wise up quick.

If the farmer doesn't mind try digging in your blind 6-12 inches down to lower the profile. Make sure to tell the farmer you will fill the holes you dug back in so it doesn't really do much to the field. And alway cover the whole thing with stubble and grass. Power Hunters work really well when concealment is important even tho they are less comfortable than other blinds.
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Re: Need some help

Postby Blake1403 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:25 pm

We're gonna be digging down later in the season. We have a solid black field so we will dig down like 6 inches
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Re: Need some help

Postby Gooseband » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:19 pm

I'd hide in the corn for sure they will be dumb opening day.

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Re: Need some help

Postby Blake1403 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:45 pm

We ended up using layout blinds. We just took some Long grass from the edge of the woods by the field. We got 8 on Sunday and 0 on Monday. We shot at a flock on Monday but didn't get any.
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