Geese hunting days can end up being very frustrating when you are not very well prepared for the hunt. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hunter, you ought to think through the whole hunting experience before even going out in the field to try your luck. Only a carefully planned and executed hunt will yield the kind of results you are looking for when you go duck hunting. There are a few hunting secrets that you can use to help you enjoy a successful hunting day every time you go out there.
Tip 1 – Stand away from the crowd. Areas that have intense hunting pressure can frustrate your efforts. To be successful in such situations; you need to be as unique as you possibly can. You can try giving the decoy spread a different look and downsize to just a few decoys then use very little calling to get the geese curious.
Tip 2 – Understand wind patterns. It is always best that you set up away from the wind in low areas of the field, on hillsides or behind tree lines on windy days. When the wind is blowing geese get out of it, hence they will approach your spread when you have set it appropriately. Let the wind be at your back and call aggressively and loudly.
Tip 3 – Consider a number of decoys and spread them wisely. The decoys can be full body, silhouettes or shells; you might not need fancy decoys for naïve geese. Whatever you choose to use will work but it will only work best when you spread wisely. Spread them in such a way that you create enough landing space for the birds to get better hunting results.
Tip 4 – Flag the ducks on foggy days. Spring snow goose hunting can be tedious and so can foggy days. Instead of calling it much better to flag the geese when you hear them as long as you know they are close by and coming towards the spread. It is a technique that for some reason works amazingly well.
Tip 5 – Choose different goose call styles and learn to use them properly. Goose calls are in different styles and the more you have, the better your hunting days could turn out to be. For windy day calling, acrylic short reed goose calls may be appropriate because it produces a sharp and very loud high pitched tone. For days that are calm, a wood short read goose call may be most suitable for the softer and deeper and more realistic sound that it produces. Think about all possible hunting conditions and get the most helpful calls to suit each.
Tip 6 – Think about combining land and water spreads. Water softens up geese and the water spreads work very well. Consider combining sleeper shells, floaters and full bodies to increase your success rates. You can use an ice eliminator to open water and improve hunting success on freezing days. Your efforts will not go unrewarded when you get everything right.