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Old 01-14-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default How does wind speed affect geese flying or not

I know they like to land against the wind, but do they fly less when the wind is 10 MPH or above, or the same? Also, on windy days do they fly higher more often?

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Old 01-14-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Default RE: How does wind speed affect geese flying or not

I dont hunt geese alot, but from what ive observed. it would take in the 50 mph winds range too keep them from flying. Generally when its windy(20-30mph) they will stay lower if flying into the wind and go higher if travelling same direction.

Ducks seem too love the wind,, they seem to be energized when it gets really blowing hard.
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Default RE: How does wind speed affect geese flying or not

I think wind helps hunters more than anything else. Everything is moving...moves the decoys more...and a steady wind makes you know exactly where they birds are going to need to come from.

With ducks...they hate flying (but espeically sitting) in wind. Find a nice little pocket on the leeward side of an island or marsh tree island and you can flat whack'em. They loved to sit in those little protected areas. Also, when they start to swing downwind, you can usually give a little comeback call and they will hook right in...no turning back!

As far as how high they fly...I think they fly higher on calm days..fly more often too. Nothing tougher than a dead calm day.
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