War Wagon wrote:GET out while you can ! It's worse than DRUGS !!!.. .. One you get hooked in this sport it NEVER ENDS ..
dakotashooter2 wrote:Scout the area and when you find where the geese are plan on setting up there the next day (hunting the X). Try to get as close to the exact spot in the field where you saw them as you can. Your decoy spread will depend on how many birds you are seeing there and if they are coming in in smaller bunches or all at one time. Up to 50 birds you can probably get by with a dozen decoys. Some guys think if there are a lot of birds in a field you have to go with a big spread but Keep in mind there always has to be a first flock that lands in any field. A small number of decoys just emulates that first flock.
23yearsago wrote:I live and hunt in Ohio, west of where you're traveling and talking about. It can be a decent fly-line for birds if the weather helps and if you have a roost lake nearby that doesn't freeze solid, it can be a really good area once the weather turns and stays cold as long as there's feed available.
You'll want to target the corn fields in cold/snowy weather. Find the birds feeding and hunt them the next day, set up with wind at your back or quartering for the best shooting. I've killed limits with a dozen full body dekes where the birds want to be, more is always better, but not always a nessecity.
You need a good hide, layout blinds are best if you have one, along with a snow cover for those days camoed with cornstalk remains. If you don't have a blind and can position into nearby brush closer to the approaching flyline, it may pay off for you, movement is your worst enemy. If you have geese committed to finish/land in the dekes, don't jump up to soon.
It can be a very expensive undertaking to be a goose hunter to be successful. Good luck.
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