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Early Season Canadas

Old 08-29-2008, 03:40 PM
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Going for early season Canada's on Monday in IL. What are some methods to hunt them? This is my first time going in September, though I've been in winter, it seems like I should change tactics.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:12 PM
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Find where they are feeding
I hunt Wheat stubble , hay feilds , chopped sweetcorn feilds ( the very best place )or freshly cut silage feilds

Put out a few decoys and flag them in

Put your decoys in groups of 3 - 7 , with some space between the groups
As this time of year they are still in family groups

Love those young of the year geese
Makes new hunters think they are Pro ' s in 1 hunt

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:28 PM
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We normally scout out all of the fields we can hunt them, throughout the mornings and evenings. Hunt the ones we see them in most often.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:36 PM
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ORIGINAL: johnch

Find where they are feeding
I hunt Wheat stubble , hay feilds , chopped sweetcorn feilds ( the very best place )or freshly cut silage feilds

Put out a few decoys and flag them in

Put your decoys in groups of 3 - 7 , with some space between the groups
As this time of year they are still in family groups

Love those young of the year geese
Makes new hunters think they are Pro ' s in 1 hunt

John
great advice.......also be soft on the calling shouldnt need much.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:58 PM
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thanks for the info. we have been watching a few fields, we'll see how it goes
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:43 AM
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good luck mulvany! let us know how it goes and what ended up working the best!
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:26 PM
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Should be good in northern Il. alot more bird around than past years.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:13 PM
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Well for the past week we have been watching two flocks and following where they went. We thought we had them patterned, but saturday they didn't show up and sunday they didn't show up again, and today they didn't show up! I hate when they just vanish like that! We did find a few doves, my buddy and I got thirteen today, since there were no geese to be found.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:42 PM
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Hence the expression "wild goose chase " I havebeen on a few myself.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:02 PM
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Well for the past week we have been watching two flocks and following where they went. We thought we had them patterned, but saturday they didn't show up and sunday they didn't show up again, and today they didn't show up! I hate when they just vanish like that! We did find a few doves, my buddy and I got thirteen today, since there were no geese to be found.
I know what you mean. The same thing here in Illinois, I think this hot weather messed everything up. this weekend should be better.
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