WHich is better?

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WHich is better?

Postby Bucky193 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:49 am

Is field hunting better is water hunting better for geese
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:39 am

I like hunting in the fields :thumbsup:
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:48 am

Fields are much better. ALso, alot of water hunting may be done on a roost. If you shoot them off of a roost they may not come back that season. Sometimes you can shoot a field for 2-3 days straight.
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:17 pm

love field hunting them, but i havent really gone and set up over water for them so cant quite tell you too much bout that
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Postby hawkdog » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:34 pm

I'll do both. We hunt daytime loafing spots (sandbars, gravel bars, etc.) on the water and try to bring in those lonely singles and doubles. Its almost a guarantee if its a loner.
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Postby Bucky193 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:33 pm

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Postby donell67 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:21 pm

here the fields are by far better.
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Postby cletus » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:27 am

Agree with ks. We prefer to hunt the fields. Gives the geese a chance to keep coming back to "safety". If not they may not come back. Just try to pick some fields about half a concession away or so.
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Postby honker88 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:04 pm

I find hunting fields is usually in my case better hunting than on water
.................the only exception is is your hunting a frozen pond and if u get out there on that ice with enough full bodies the geeses can't resist
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Postby shrpshtr » Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:49 pm

my limited experience field goose hunting is much better. but i have only been goose hunting a couple of times. hunting in a field was something else...
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Postby speckslayer » Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:39 pm

we normally field hunt but this year everything was flooded and we had our best year to date. have been hunting the blind for ten years so for and it kinda makes me wonder if the geese are starting to want the water more.
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Postby gooseslay369 » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:30 pm

I Love hunting the feilds. You dont have to get wet :thumbsup:
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Postby GOOSEenemy#1 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:05 pm

Feilds are the way to go leave the roost bee. Unless its nnot the roost your hunting on the water. :salude:
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Postby vikingsfan » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:14 pm

Fields are the best. When the northern mallards get down its amazing to see them circle. Experienced in NE sodak this year!!
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Postby ShortReed » Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:32 pm

I enjoy field hunting much more than hunting on water. I think for good, consistent shooting you have a much larger window opportunity for birds over the field throughout the day versus water which I feel has a much smaller window of opportunity. I do like to break things up once in awhile and do something different, but day in and day out I'll take the field hunt!
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Postby tengoose1 » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:33 am

They are both good but I think they are easier to decoy over water than in fields. The geese just about have to be using the fields you hunt in order to kill em consistently from what I have seen. I rarely hunt fields unless they have been using them or if its next to some water they have been using.
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Postby Greg Wile » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:41 am

We hunt both but find that we have the best shooting over water when the geese come back to roost or to loaf and take on some water as all living things require water. With fields if they are using a particular field you can have great shooting but in most cases around here unless you have the time to scout and also hunt fields your best bet is water hunts. Our fields are fairly small compared to fields out west that the geese don't spend a lot of time in any one spot.
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