I wasn't able to go to the opener at the Todd Farms, anyone make it? How many birds there? and whats the kill total so far?
If we could only be that lucky...right now, I wouldn't mind seeing that place close down for awhile. I have talked with other guys about this...but they need to do things different there. If that means closing it down and restructuring the whole Farm...than I am all for it!duckman#1 said:I have herd "rumors" and its just that "rumors" that some in the DNR want the Farm shut down and done away with.
I wonder if it might be better to up the bag limit to say 3 birds and reduce the quota? The idea being : get the qouta and shut down leave the birds alone.I don't believe they hit their qouta in many years, so why keep the bag limit at 1 bird? Even the Muskegon unit has a 2 bird bag.
Just seems to me that the longer you have sky busters in there, the smarter the birds get and the more P'oed the hunters get.
They have changed the dates around, but the results seem to be the same.
I realize the goose numbers are down, but to set a qouta that hasn't been met in years? I can't imagine its a money maker for the DNR?
I wonder if a new refuge/ hunt unit could be created in S.W. Mich?
Well yes they can...the Mississippi Flyway Council can be very hard on us the next season if Michigan exceeds their quota of migrant geese. I think it was a couple of seasons ago but there was one year were the hunters in MI really "spanked" the migrant flock as they went through...and our punishment the next few years was a severely reduced regular goose season (I think it was reduced to only those 2-2 1/2 weeks in Sept for awhile).Bullrush said:They can't be worried about overharvest because they have the quota.
Amen brother...I have been saying that for awhile now. Even better get rid of the standing corn all together and we will see which hunters are going to be killing geese. It sure isn't going to be the "pass shooters" (aka-skybusters).Duckman Racing said:I have not hunted at the farm in the last two years, but one thing that always made me wonder was this: Why dont they plant corn in front of the shooting zones? The refuge area is made up of almost all corn, and the geese are always hanging out in the cut corn fields inside the refuge. Why not plant corn in the hunting zones, then cut it so it will look the same as the refuge? Seems like the only place on the farm where there is hay/alfalfa is in the hunting zones. How smart does a goose have to be to figure out that if he stays in the corn he is safe