Where do geese go

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Where do geese go

Postby quackattacknoob » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:49 pm

When ponds freeze over? Do they go to the nearest open water? Hang out in fields?
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Re: Where do geese go

Postby dakotashooter2 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:09 pm

Sometimes they will hang out on the frozen water for a few days to see if it reopens.
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Re: Where do geese go

Postby 23yearsago » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:12 am

My experience has been,,, they go to a larger body of water that is still open or a river. I've never witnessed them roosting overnight in a field.
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Re: Where do geese go

Postby quackattacknoob » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:31 am

Thanks guys. It is what I was kind of thinking but I wanted to get more opinions. Do you guys try and get to the big water to hunt them in these cases, or is it better to turn to the fields when smaller ponds are frozen?
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Re: Where do geese go

Postby 23yearsago » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:36 am

Once it's cold,, again in my experience, they're going to corn and possibly twice a day, and it doesn't seem to matter the distance needed to travel between roost and food as long as it's a good source and you (or others) don't try shooting them every day.

I've witnessed flocks of geese that will keep an open spot of water in fridgid temps on a good roost lake by going out to feed in shifts so that there's always birds in the waterhole.
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Re: Where do geese go

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:02 pm

Had some birds roost on the ice for 3 days this year untill it opened back up........ But the next time it froze they were gone the next day.......................
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