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Posted: 9/1/2011 7:34:58 AM EDT
I absolutely hate Canadian Geese, so this year I figure I could do my small part in taking revenge against said animals via hunting.

So, having said that, I have never hunted geese before, nor really know anyone that does it. I've hunted deer before and understand all the rules and regulations, I know dealing with migratory birds is quite different and have read as much as I can on the ODNR website. Is there any other good resource to check into to learn about how to go about hunting?

Link Posted: 9/1/2011 7:42:38 AM EDT
I hunt them with my front bumper..... :)
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 12:07:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2011 12:18:04 PM EDT by Digital_Chaos]
Harvested Cornfields.... decoys and more decoys all kinds of decoys a good coffin blind or straw blind and 3" shells #4 shot full choke... Geese are very visual driven birds they will gather with others in large numbers The more your setup looks like a field of active geese the better you will do.

They are not like ducks in the respect of gathering geese prefer land and duck prefer water...

Nothing is a better teacher than trial and error..

You do eat what you kill right?

One other way is ambush hunting.. Find a tree line near water in the early morning they will go to water first thing... They fly relatively low, when they fly over step out and blast away. I have done it many times at Deleware state park...
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 12:45:32 PM EDT
Steel shot, BB or BBB loads. Shotgun must not be able of holding more than 3 shots. Check some of the waterfowl message boards, you might find some help there.
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 5:07:56 PM EDT
Thanks for the info , i knew steel shot was a requirement (Got plenty of it , so no issues there). I figured either water or a corn field was the best place to hunt at, is there a way to get relatively cheap decoys?

Yes, I eat what I hunt, and love every bite ;)
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 7:55:07 AM EDT
Goose hunting is an expensive hobby. Decoys aren't cheap, and it isn't easy to do without a goose call. Calling is a bit of an art.
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 8:56:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Digital_Chaos:
Harvested Cornfields.... decoys and more decoys all kinds of decoys a good coffin blind or straw blind and 3" shells #4 shot full choke... Geese are very visual driven birds they will gather with others in large numbers The more your setup looks like a field of active geese the better you will do.

They are not like ducks in the respect of gathering geese prefer land and duck prefer water...

Nothing is a better teacher than trial and error..

You do eat what you kill right?

One other way is ambush hunting.. Find a tree line near water in the early morning they will go to water first thing... They fly relatively low, when they fly over step out and blast away. I have done it many times at Deleware state park...


Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Goose hunting is an expensive hobby. Decoys aren't cheap, and it isn't easy to do without a goose call. Calling is a bit of an art.

I watched Jerry Miculek and his family hunt geese in KS (I think) on Shooting USA and this stood out to me.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 7:50:43 PM EDT
Let me know how it turns out. I've been slowly learning over the past couple years with limited success. I'd definitely be down to learn with someone else. I'll probably be out of the state through the holidays but there's always next season.
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 5:36:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2011 5:38:39 PM EDT by joker1]
I've found geese way less astute than ducks. A spread of white and black rags have even been used as decoys. They seem to like motion as well. Once in Iowa I was hunting pheasant with a black and white springer. I was walking in the wide open corn stubble wearing an orange vest. The dam things locked wings and tried to land on my dog while he was quartering! (Google tolling dogs)

ETA: I remember someone selling black wing decals you would stick on white bleach bottles for cheap decoys. Large numbers seemed to matter more than any semblance of realism.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 1:21:53 PM EDT
Shucks, around here all you'd need is a loaf of bread and a putter!

Actually, ya also would need to be stealthy cuz I'm sure it wouldn't be legal but I bet alot of business owners would be awfully greatful!

Link Posted: 10/4/2011 4:58:27 AM EDT
i love to goose hunt, i did alot of it back in Illinois when i lived there, havent found any place here in Ohio, but start off with shells (deeks) and then a layout blind. contact me and i can tell you more and how to get started. but when they lock up its a blast!
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