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Slow Early Goose Season

Old 09-15-2009, 09:09 PM
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Default Slow Early Goose Season

I am up in central Wisconsin and the early goose season opened up on the 1st. Opening day my crew knocked down 21 birds, and since then we haven't shot a bird. Our crew collectively has put on over 1000 miles scouting since then and we haven't found a bird. Anyone else having a problem or seeing less geese this year. Last year we slaughtered the birds early season, but this year they just aren't around. I am hoping its because of the 80 degree days every day and that birds will start showing up soon but who knows...
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:37 PM
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You are doing alot better than we are. We dont even have an early season. I bet the temps have something to do with it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:29 PM
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Our group shot 7 geese on sept 5th (our opener) in Minnesota and 4 on sept 6th. Seemed to be less geese around this year. I have not hunted geese sense then, but there doesn't seem to be any geese around southwestern Mn right now. Just got back from a bear hunt in Bemidji area and there seemed to be more geese up there.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:57 PM
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Here in my neck of the woods
We knocked the snot out of them

Our early goose season was Sept 1 - 15
I ended with 31 geese , limmit was 4 a day
Our group of 4 killed 83 geese , with at least 20 more taken by others hunting with us

Almost every AM we had lots of small family groups flying around
And then in the evening after work
A lot of nights , I hit a privit marsh with a freind

We normaly found geese day roosting on 1 or more marsh cells

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Old 09-19-2009, 10:30 AM
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there are a bunch in MN
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by shottyhunter24
there are a bunch in MN
Hey, just curious where they are, because the reports I've read state a slow early goose season with few birds. I have not seen a goose sense I've returned from the Blackduck and Northhome area. The reports do sound a little better from the northern part of the state. Good luck this season!!!
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:45 PM
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Tons of geese here, just cant seem to hit many and there getting smarter every time I go out out though.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:54 AM
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:47 PM
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our season ran for 15 days manged 23 birds no bands was hard hunting due to no picked fields so we hunted a few pastures and water was not bad though
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:07 AM
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I've seen quite a few flocks flying around the twin city area. I didn't get out for early season. I am getting so ansy for this weekend! MN's opener.
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