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Canadian Goose Hunting



Perhaps there is no greater challenge in goose hunting than bagging that greater Canada goose.  These beasts of the sky are wary and hard to bring down.  I have personally seen a goose take a lot of steel and keep flying.  Even today's high tech goose loads have a hard time bringing a goose down if not placed where it catches vital organs.  This is a key thing to consider when Canadian goose hunting : Can you find a way to get these birds in close range!  If you are constantly taking shots at birds 40 to 50 yards away that is a recipe for being unsuccessful.  Here are short reed goose calls we try to be successful whenever possible!  To that end, here is a smattering of tips and trick to make your day in the goose blind more successful this fall.

First and foremost, goose decoys are almost a must if you want to have continued success.  Sure you can jump ponds and find ways into geese, but for week in and week out success you need to bring the birds to you.  In order for that to happen you need to bring the birds into your goose decoy spreads.  If you watch one of the many great goose hunting videos out there today you will see that they all start with a high quality spread.   Sure they are very good with their goose calls and concealment is a must, but getting the geese to go where you want is imperative.  A large spread of Canada goose decoys goes a long way to letting them know that everything is all right here on the ground.

On to concealment.  I likely should have had this the paragraph before.  Concealment is king after finding the right location.  Goose hunting is a moving man's game, and therefore you must be able to adapt to multiple spots and be able to remain hidden in all of them.  Thankfully, the advent of layout blinds has made this much easier and you would be surprised at how many different places they can keep a hunter hidden.  Simply use the local cover on top of your blind and you are set.  On top of that, they are extremely portable and allow you to go wherever you want easier than just about any type of blind out there.

Finally, for continued success you are going to need to be at least an adequate caller.  The range and realistic sound of the short reed goose call is a great thing for those that are serious about Canadian goose hunting, but if you are starting out stick with the goose flute.  Sure it doesn't go into all the clucks and different pitches, but it is easy to blow and produces an excellent single cluck.  If you are going to go the route of the short reed, take a look at our "how to blow a short reed goose call" page and see what you need to know to be successful with them.

When you are out Canada goose hunting this fall make sure to get those birds close in to increase you chances at bagging a limit.  They are a fun bird to hunt, but they are quite wary and tough to bring down.  If you do it right, you may even have some leg bands to attach to your goose call lanyards and bet the envy of your friends!


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Spring Snow Goose Hunting



When it comes to goose hunting, perhaps nothing is as big of a spectacle than the spring snow goose hunting season.  The sheer number of birds is truly something to behold.  On top of that how often does anyone get to hunt in the spring?  For this reason alone many people have taken up the sport.  This, of course, isn't even taking into consideration the fact that the limits on snow geese in the spring is big or even unlimited in some locales.  Add these three things together and you have the making of quite an impressive season in which to participate.

There are some key things to remember if you decide to chase snows across their flight north in the spring.  The first is that they travel in enormous flocks.  When you are looking for a place to hunt these birds, you need to be looking for thousands of birds, not the hundreds you would in a fall Canada goose hunting trip.  Simply check out any snow goose hunting videos and you will see what I mean.  Flocks of ten thousands birds is pretty common in the spring flight.  So if you come across a group of 50 birds I wouldn't get too excited.  Keep looking and you will find what you are going to need in terms of numbers to have a successful hunt.  One of the amazing things to me is the number of birds you need to have in your area for a quality hunt.  I'm used to being able to target a reasonably small number of birds (say one thousand) and feel confident that I will have a successful time Canada goose hunting.  That isn't the case with snows.  You really need to be near a huge population for success.

When it comes to snow goose decoys, the more the better.  These birds are known to travel in 10,000 bird flocks so a lot of white on the ground is required to get their attention.  Silosock decoys are almost a must as putting out a thousand full body goose decoys is far too time consuming and who has room for that many full bodies in a trailer!  Make sure to have the decoys very spread out and visitable.  You really want the spread to look enormous from the air.  Putting a line of decoys out 150 yards is a pretty common occurence.

The spring hunt allows for electronic callers, so it you have any chance at going that route I would do it as opposed to blowing your own snow goose calls.  This isn't to say that won't work, it will.  Just that the actual real deal Holyfield taped and played over speakers is easier to sustain for an entire day and it sounds more realistic.  You may need to work with amplifiers and so forth if you want to place the speakers in several locations in your spread.

When it comes to goose blinds, it is pretty hard to beat layout blinds for ease of transport, ease of packing up and moving to another field and comfort.  Just make sure to use whatever surrounding cover you have to hide them.  A key reason some hunters are more successful than others is concealment.  The ones that are freaks about hiding are the ones that have the most success in the goose blind.

You can try to use goose flags, but as a general rule they aren't employed as much in this spring season as it is in the fall while sitting in your Canada goose decoys.    Movement is always a good thing, just know that it isn't a major player with guides and such in the spring.


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Goose hunting 2010



So 2010 is upon us and it is time to think about what that means for goose hunting.  As with all the hunting sports there seems to be a never ending influx of new accessories and gear.  Some we will wonder how we ever did without, others we will simply be wasting our time and money on.  With that as a backdrop, let’s look into the goose hunting gear and information that will separate the wheat from the chaff so to speak.

When it comes to hunting, the most important thing to consider is location.  Similar to real estate, hunting is all about location, location, location.  So keep that in mind when it is time to find that field you are going to hunt this year.  Did anything drastically change from the past year?  Water up or down in your area?  Agricultural fields change from wheat to soybean or corn to grass?  All these are important and will lead to better success if you are able to gleen what is important to your situation.

The second most important thing in hunting is concealment.  When it comes to goose hunting, the majority of the emphasis will be on hunting in agricultural fields.  With that in mind it is important to think about mobility as it relates to concealment.  Specialized goose hunting attire is important, but perhaps the most important is your goose blind.  Layout blinds are ever evolving, and this year it is no different.  In addition to a great lightweight and mobile blind, the layout blinds of 2010 are also becoming increasingly comfortable.  The longer you are able to stay in the field comfortably, the more likely your hunting bag is to increase.  Keep that in mind when you are setting up your hunts.  If you are able to stay hidden and away from the prying eyes of geese you are in for an impressive display in your decoy spread this year.

Speaking of goose decoys, it seems that the innovations here are never ending.  The full body goose decoys of yesteryear are still important, but the amount of benefit is slowly decreasing due to the amount of people using them.  That isn’t to say that you should ditch yours.  Increasingly it is becoming almost  imperative to have such decoys in your spread.  What has changed the game a bit is the use of flocked goose decoys.  If you haven’t seen the affect these have on geese you really need to look into it.  The realism of these decoys is hard to under state.  Suffice it to say that these flocked decoys flat out work.  The way the sun reflects off them (or should I say doesn’t reflect off of them) really adds and air of authenticity to your goose decoy spreads.  When you are out in the field this will help you set yourself apart.

Of course as this site’s namesake should already have your thinking, goose calls are a key component in any successful goose hunt.  If you are not willing to go the route of the short reed goose call, that doesn’t mean you are sunk.  You can go with the tried and true goose flute and do pretty well.  Just make sure you are in the right place and hidden well.  If you are adventurous enough, taking the first strides into the shortreed world can pay huge dividends.  The range of vocalizations possible with short reed goose calls is quite impressive and if you are able to master one of these calls you can truly set yourself apart.  And we know that is what matters in the goose blind at the end of the day.

As we enter the 2010 goose season make sure to reassess your lot in life and how you are going to approach the season.  All the planning you do before hand is what will set you apart this season and separate the good goose hunters from the mediocre ones.  Let’s all plan on making goose hunting 2010 the best year ever!


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Snow Goose Hunting Videos



When it comes to goose hunting perhaps there is no bigger spectacle than the spring migration of geese, especially the light goose migration.  Literally tens of thousands of birds are seen making their way back to the wintering grounds of the arctic north.   Given the large increase in population spring goose hunting has become a standard offering from states in the central US especially from Texas through Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Hunting these birds requires a lot of snow goose decoys and usually the use of electronic snow goose calls.  When you hit it right, the results can be impressive.  Given the generous bag limits (if there are any) you can stack them up like cordwood if the conditions are right.  Here is a selected number of videos for your viewing pleasure:

Snow Goose Tornado Goose Hunting Video

When it comes to hunting snow geese the tornado of birds is the thing of legends.  Watch as these guys are able to let the birds work repeatedly to get them to swarm around like bumble bees.  The site is quite fantastic and takes a lot of patience if you have ever been in the middle of it.  The sheer noise is one thing, but letting that many geese fly right by unharmed is another.  However, the rewards for allowing it to work is quite amazing and make it all worthwhile.

North Dakota Snow Goose Hunting Videos

North Dakota is a duck hunting heaven, but in the spring it becomes a great place to chase snow geese as well.  Check out the above video to see some great in your face snow goose action.  The decoying birds is quite impressive.  Often in the spring the shots are farther away than that, but if you hit it just right you can really have some high quality shots.

South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Hunting Videos

Feel free to skip past the first 2 minutes of this video, but after that the footage is quite impressive.  Birds working great and coming in for quality shots.  Sorry for the blatant advertising at the front of the vid.  I thought the middle to end of the video was well worth putting up with it.

Missouri Snow Goose Hunting Videos


Missouri is an impressive display of waterfowl in the spring and this video shows quite an impressive number of geese heading into the spread to meet their demise.  Notice the use of layout blinds in the video to get the geese up close and personal.  From what little I can see I believe those are Final Approach layout blinds.

Arkansas Snow Goose Hunting Video - Sneak Up Style


Here is a video that is short and sweet. Notice the sheer number of birds they are able to kill in such a quick time. If you are able to sneak up on the birds in such a way as to get close the numbers can be staggering. Look at how many birds are in that flock. Every shot seems to take down more and more geese. Depending on your philosophy of hunting will tell you whether this type of hunting is your style or not.

Texas Snow Goose Hunting Video

Here is a video from a first timer that shows the ability for even non guided hunts to produce impressive numbers of birds.  These guys shoot 41 snow geese in this particular video.  Notice they are using snow goose calls that they blow themselves which proves you don't need to have an ecaller to win at this game.  If my ear serves me I believe those are  Zink goose calls they are using.


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Goose Decoy Spreads



When it comes to goose hunting there are some adages that last a lifetime.  The first and foremost concern is being in the right field when it comes time for the geese to be flying.  If you are in the wrong field I don't care if you have the top of the line calls and decoys you are going to be struggling to get birds in range.  Concealment is another key issue when hunting any animal.  If they see you before you have a good shot you are sunk.  Ensuring your camoflauge is up to snuff is imperative.  If you have both of those things covered and you are in a good spot with sufficient concealment then it is time to worry about the subject of this article, goose decoy spreads!

Let's break down what we are trying to accomplish with a goose decoy spread.  We are trying to convince the geese that the area is natural and bunch of their buddies are already there pigging out.  Therefore realism is very important when we are talking spreads.  In addition, have a pattern that is conducive to getting the birds to finish in a given area that is close to your layout blinds is very important also.  Quality shots, afterall, are the hallmark of successful goose hunters across the nation.  The final thing to consider is economics, as in yours.  If you can't afford to be out hunting because you spent too much on your spread than that is completely counterproductive.  Find ways to skimp where you can and still shoot a pile of birds is the idea here.

Goose decoys spreads and realism - putting it together

When it comes to hunting geese you need to make them feel at home.  I don't care if you are hunting snow geese, canada geese or specklebelly geese you are going to need to convey this message.  In fact, when it comes time to hunt those white fronted geese you had better play close attention to your specklebelly goose decoys!  These birds are notorious for their scrutiny of goose spreads.  You want your decoys to be high quality.  You want as many of your best decoys nearest the blind as possible to ensure when they get really close they will finish.  And on top of that, you want a bunch of decoys to calm their nerves that there is any trouble.  Stiking out for realism is important to any type of goose hunting.

Goose Decoy Spreads - Finding A Great Pattern

I think that patterns are somewhat over rated in goose hunting.  That being said, you need to have a way to funnel geese as close to your blinds as possible.  In this way perhaps it can't be stressed enough.  When it comes to spring light goose hunting the bigger the spread the better.  Just remember to keep those snow goose decoys with an "X" or a "V" which will funnel the birds as close to your blinds as possible.  Generally one very large line of decoys can be spread out even as far as a couple hundred yards.  The geese like to see a bunch of white in the fields and therefore the sign that there is a safe and ideal location for them to be.  Getting them to commit to a location that is in good shotgun range is the idea.

Goose Decoy Spreads - How Not To Break The Bank

Let's face it, goose decoys are expensive.  And there seems to be an insatiable need to keep accumulating them.  And truth be told, usually more is better in this game.  However, there has to be some cash limitations to just about every hunter, no matter how well heeled.  The idea here is to buy less expensive decoys and add them to areas where the geese look the least.  Think far away places.  Flambeau goose decoys are a great example of this.  Generally these are less expensive than their full body cousins and look ok, but not fantastic.  Simply put them at the outskirts of your spread to keep the size looking impressive, but saving some cash in the process.

So there you have it, a 3 step approach to building a great goose decoy spread and finding your game bag ever expanding.


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Goose Hunting Videos



When it comes to the offtime away from the goose blind we all must occupy our time somehow.  With hunters it is helpful if we can get pumped up with footage of the thing we like to do the most in the entire world: hunting.  In this case we are talking goose hunting, of course since you are on this site which is devoted entirely to the goose hunting game, and there is a special feeling when the geese work your spread like it is their job.  When those times come it is great to see it up close and personal on video.  With that as a backdrop here is a smattering of great goose hunting videos that are sure to get you in the mood to head out to your layout blinds and get ready!

Thankfully with the advent of Youtube and all the amateur videographers out there we have a wealth of vids to pick from these days.  Here is a smattering of high quality videos that show the great part of the hunt:

A Quick Goose Hunting Video Warmup

This first video shows a quick clip getting everyone jazzed up for the season.   The beauty of this video is that it is up close and personal with the footage.  Watch as they pop out of their layout blinds and lay the smack down on the geese and they come into the goose decoys.  Some of these birds are seemingly on a string as they enter the decoys and hammer them.  A truly great first video to start things off with.

Snow Goose Hunting Videos

I would be remiss if I didn't include a clip or two from the great snow goose hunting that is available these days.  Given the burgeoning population and the fact that everyone can extend their hunting season into the spring it is truly a must do for any goose hunter worth his salt.

This is a classic snow goose video.  Notice the sheer number of geese that are in this video and how they relate to the hunters.  Snow geese are known to travel in very large flocks and are hard to convince to decoy really close like is common with canada goose hunting.  However, their sheer numbers and the fact that the limits are liberal if any at all allow you to really stack up the birds.

This second video shows some closer action and some birds falling from the sky.  There is even a great shot that shows a goose that got a little to close to the snow goose decoys and in turn the blinds and the hunter literally hit it with his shotgun.  Not the shot mind you, the actual barrel like swinging a bat.  That isn't something you see very often.

Back to some Standard Canada Goose Hunting

Here we have a barrel cam that captures the action.  A barrel cam allows the person taking the video to be a part of the hunt.  Notice how the geese really work and are in great range when they take the shot.  High quality shots equal many geese in the bag whether you are a king of the goose calls or not.

Specklebelly Goose Hunting In Bulgaria

Here is a video on speck hunting in Bulgaria of all places.  Kind of a cool backdrop.  Notice the specialized specklebelly goose decoys and goose calls that they are using to get the geese to come in close.

When it comes to hunting sometimes it is enough to watch others do it while watch others hunting while you are away form the blind.  I hope you enjoyed this array of goose hunting videos.


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Canada Goose Hunting



When most people hear the term "goose hunting" there immediately think of the Canada goose.  Perhaps given the establishment of the spring snow goose season you would think of snow goose hunting instead, but the majority of people are still thinking Canadas.  And the beauty of Canada goose hunting is that there is a method to the madness of hunting Canadas and if you play your cards right you can get geese up in your face for some quality shooting.  With that as a backdrop let's look at all the things that go into hunting Canadas.

How many decoys should I use when Canada goose hunting?

When it comes to waterfowl hunting it almost invariably starts with decoys.  And it is no different here, goose decoys are paramount to success.  And these days there are a plethora of kinds, manufacturers and finishes to pick from.  And when it comes to quantity there never can seem to be enough.   Some general rules to keep in mind.  The closer to your layout blinds the decoys are the better quality you should be striving to have.  Full body goose decoys with flocked heads are just about the best out there and especially realistically looking.  Put these at close to your goose blind as possible.  It would be ideal to have hundreds of these throughout your entire spread, but given the economics of just about every hunter on the planet this isn't realistic.  Therefore filling in with shell goose decoys is a prudent move.  Finding some carry lite goose decoys for sale or a similar bargain brand like Flambeau is a great way to go.  Really depending on the area you are hunting has the biggest impact on how many decoys you should use.  In general at least a few dozen if you are seriously targeting geese, otherwise tailor it accordingly.  Spreads of 10 to 15 dozen high quality decoys are known to pull geese in for quality shots.

Where to hunt Canada Geese?

When it comes to hunting these geese the thing to remember is that they basically are creatures of habit.  This is mostly by design as any extra energy expended that isn't necessary takes away from their ability to get south in good shape (or for that matter back north in the spring to mate).  So things to remember when looking for geese.  They need to eat, drink and sleep.  Pretty similar to human beings as a matter of fact.  That being said, the most important thing to do when you are thinking of hunting canada geese is to scout, scout and scout.  And when you are done with that scout a bit more.  Being in the right spot is paramount to success.  This is the same in all areas of hunting, but especially with goose hunting.

If you find the geese lounging around in a pond you have a spot that you could conceivably hunt.  The problem is that this probably is where they spend their time resting and is known in goose hunting circles as the roost.  The first hunt on the roost can be a real doozy.  The problem is that then they will move to greener pastures (or perhaps more succinct a calmer place that they won't be bothered).   Knowing where the roost is can be very beneficial, however.  The key being to use this as a home base of sorts and move out from there in a radius searching for places that they will be feeding.  Corn, soybeans and wheat fields are all known producers of geese.  And the farmers likely don't want the geese in there eating all of their crops so you have a mutually beneficial proposition for both parties.

A couple of final spots to consider is a field that is between the roost and the ever moving feeding field where you can "run traffic".  The idea here is to peel a couple geese here and there into your spread as they pass to the field that the majority of birds are eating in.  This can be surprisingly effective if you are good with a goose call and are well hidden.  The other spot to consider is a large lake in close proximity to a feeding field.  The geese will often times go to the lake for a quick rest before either heading back to feed or heading back to the roost.  This is often the tactic of duck hunters that shoot the random goose, but can be effective as a method for serious goose hunters as well.

How should I hide while goose hunting?

When it comes to continued success in the hunting realm the only thing more important to success than concealment is being in the right spot.  So first and foremost be in the right spot and as close to the exact right spot as possible.  At that point it becomes time to figure out a way to remain hidden while the geese are finishing.  The advent of the layout blind has been a very important addition to goose hunting gear.  This portable blind has sufficient comfort and provides amazing concealment for the goose hunter.  Other options include a dug out pit blind or simply laying out in the field.  A pit blind is likely the most comfortable option, but finding a field that is always hot is the key here.  Pits are not movable, but layout blinds are.  If you are serious about the run and gun philosophy of the modern goose hunter I would begin looking in earnest for a great layout blind for sale.

Which Calls Should I Use For Canadas?

Canada geese are vocal birds.  Plain and simply, you cannot enjoy continued success in the field without at least becoming a little proficient with the use of a goose call.  Goose calls have come a long way over the years and continue to evolve into better instruments.  The recently new advent of the short reed goose call has really taken goose calling to a whole new level.  The range possible with a short reed call is very impressive.  In the hands of a proficient caller it really sounds like an actual goose.  The problem is that it takes a bit of work to get to that point.  Check out our great post and video on "how to blow a short reed goose call" and see for yourself.

A much simpler and popular model is the goose flute.  The range isn't as impressive as a short reed call, but the ease of use and quality sound for basic goose calls takes a back seat to no one.  Your standard "honk" and cluck are easily made with this call and you can fool many a goose while you are at it.

When it comes to Canada goose hunting there really can not be enough said for the in your face action that is possible.  Given the burgeoning population in many states for these geese the access has never been better.  Check out the tips and tricks above to get an idea for great ways to become successful at consistently putting these wary birds into your game bag.


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Field Goose Hunting Rules Of Thumb



If you are serious about goose hunting then you are invariably going to be hunting in the fields.  Geese love the water, but more for resting and relaxing than for eating, and that means that patterning them consistently on the water is a challenge.  Plus once you find out where they roost you will get one good day of hunting.  And then they will be gone for good.  Nothing ends quality goose hunting in a specific area better than busting up a roost.  Now, hunting in a field can be as simple as driving around, finding a field where the geese are, setting up the next morning and shooting your limit, but if that isn't your gig on a routine basis, some goose hunting rules of thumb are needed to continue to be successful in the field.  With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you get more consistent hunting in the future:

Setup your Goose Decoys On the Highest Point In A Field

Geese are very visible creatures.  They look from miles away to see what is going on and where a healthy food supply awaits.  You would be surprised how far they can see once they are up in the air.  That said, if you are down in a valley or not on the highest point in the field you have permission to hunt, they are far less likely to see you.  You want them to see your decoys easily and make their way towards your spread once they get up in the air, and for that to happen the highest point is also the most visible point.

Avoid Standing Corn Or Woods If At All Possible

Geese are smart birds.  They know that tall corn and trees are the source of a lot of things that can harm them.  In addition to you and I lying in wait amongst the trees and standing corn over the years, there are also many predators that can easily hide in these areas.  For that reason geese are hesitant to make their way too close to such a spot.  Unless you have a great reason I would avoid these spots altogether.

Find A Way To Remain Completely Hidden

The key to continued success in the hunting game is two key areas, scouting and concealment.  Layout blinds are possibly the greatest thing invented for field hunting geese in the past twenty years as they allow for portability coupled with top notch concealment.  If you don't have a layout blind, laying in the decoys or finding a low hedgerow are also options.  Geese have keen eyesight, so sticking out like a sore thumb will get you no shots and you will continue to be frustrated.

Put The Birds To Bed

A common technique that is bandied about is to scout around in the afternoon until you locate birds.  And not just a small flock or two, a heaping bunch of them using one field.  If you don't already, go and obtain permission to hunt the field and then get back and make sure that the geese stay in the field until dusk.  They will leave that evening/night at some point and then you can get there before they come back the next morning.  This may take a lot of miles and time, but it will pay off in spades when the geese are landing in your face.

So there you have it, a plethora of great rules of thumb to take with you the next time you are planning on goose hunting out in the fields.  If you utilize these techniques, a more successful hunting season awaits.


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How not to blow a goose call



Please practice before you go to the field

Please practice before you go to the field

A great story of how not to blow a goose call. Last year I was out hunting a wheat field for honkers and we had a nice fully flocked spread set up for early season goose hunting here in Minnesota. Early in the morning had no luck , just lots of high flyers that did not seem interested in landing in our field. So we rearranged the decoy spread and moved to an area more out in the open that had more down wheat. The geese in the afternoon were flying much lower and many of them close enough for me to blow my short reed goose call.

I by no means am a expert call, but I can make about 4 calls pretty good. I started to blow a nice feeding call and the geese started their final decent. One of the guys that was with was a friend of a friend type of thing. He started wailing on his $10 garbage call and all the geese veered off and left before we had any shooting. It was so bad it sounded like someone was stepping on a dying cat. He was breaking his reed open right away and it sounded just awful. We banned him from blowing any more during the day. Bottom line is that we filled out on geese because so many were around. I kept telling the guy - you need to go over to field across the road we are going to get a lot more shooting over here when you blow your call over there.

A great hunting story, but the bottom line is if you cant blow your goose call - PRACTICE away from the field. If you cant blow it at all, choose a better location and leave the call at home.


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Why are their so many snow geese?



Why are their so many snow geese today compared to 20 years ago?  I was doing some research today on the Journal of Wildlife Management and I learned some interesting facts about snow geese and the size of their brood.

Many people suspect that the reason snow geese have grown so much in population is that the predators in the artic are less than ever, therefore no competiton yields more geese.  When in fact this is not true - today there are as many artic fox's as ever and now there is evidence that the polar bear due to a shrinking ice cap is adding snow geese to their diet.  So what then is causing the massive increase in snow geese?

The research indicates that the evidence is that related to the amount of fat reserves a goose has once breeding season starts.   The clutch size is directly related to the nutrient reserves after migration.  So what does this mean for a snow goose hunter.  A snow goose is going to feed heavily in migration to keep the nutrients high to produce high amounts of chicks.  Therefore it is important to hunt where food is abundant.  The geese will hang around a day or two where their is food.  Since snow geese eat vegitation naturally look for open areas around rivers and water in the north migration for feeding geese.

The use of many cheap snow goose decoys in your spread will entice the geese to think food is abundant.


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