Goose Hunting Question

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  1. Gp10048453

    Gp10048453

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    I have access to a harvested cornfield right next to a lake that I don't have access too. The geese fly on and off the lake on a daily basis. They fly over the field but never land on it. I dont have much goose hunting experience so my question is, what are the odds of calling in geese into the field that they never land in on their own?
     
  2. Gamekeeper

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    Depending on the size anywhere from 0 to 100%. But, you only need to get them close enough to shoot. That’s not hard at all with a good spread and a decent call. You are already on a flight path they want to travel. The rest is a matter of altitude.
     
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  3. Blacklabsmatter

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    Hide well and buy as many silos as possible. You’re running traffic. Learn to use that goose call. Sounds like you have a pretty sweet spot. I have the same thing on my 40 in Hillsdale. Field is right next to a pond that I don’t have permission to hunt. I usually have success as long as I rest the field.
     
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  4. Gp10048453

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    Ah thank you. They fly just high enough to prevent pass shooting so I wanted to be sure it is worth the investment to buy a bunch of decoys. Ive only hunted geese with buddies who hunt fields that geese have already been feeding in so I didn't know.
     
  5. Gamekeeper

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    Where are you?
    I could loan you a whole spread.
     
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  6. Gp10048453

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    Lapeer area
     
  7. quack head

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    I'll bring deeks, a titled dog, lay out blinds and myself to help you out.
    Oh, I can call too! :)
     
  8. Far Beyond Driven

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    I called a pair of geese flying dead away 200 yards up and a quarter mile out and landed them in a diver spread with a spinny running on the late split last year.

    Called a flock landing on my neighbor's pond over from across the road and had them circle my barn in the woods twice last Saturday.

    Should have a good chance to run traffic on those birds.
     
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  9. fowlpursuit

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    As many dekes as you can obtain and a flag. If you cannot call don’t.. plenty of geese sit quiet as a flock approaches..
    If you can call by all means go for it.
    I’ve killed them over a silent spread
    I’ve killed them with aggressive calling and no decoys at all. ( I once had a flock of 8 buzzing a standing cornfield I was standing in while calling )
    Don’t give them too much credit.. they aren’t that intelligent
     
  10. wannabapro

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    Best way to handle this would be to consider inviting someone to join that has a lot of experience and decoys. This was way you’ll find out if it’s something you want to do each season before buying a lot of gear. Probably a good guy or two on the forum that is in your area. Good luck and have fun!
     
  11. Deadeyedeek

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    GREAT advice Wanna!!
     
  12. AaronJohn

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    sounds like a tough hunt, I mean bird watch session