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Geese.

#1 Post by Nath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Use to shoot alot of them but have left them for a couple of years.
This year I thought I would just take one or two if I can get under them.
Tonight it happened. A strong wind in the right direction helped. Several groups of Canada's and greylags were making for their roosting water.
Four shots. First shot bird down, second barrel missed second bird. Third shot was a longish one. It stopped the bird on the wing and a quick second barrel brought it down.
Two geese in a game bag and a mile plus walk to the car got the ticker pumping!

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That's goose shooting for me this year.

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#2 Post by iceman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Good eating there. Do you have to uses steel shot?
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Re: Geese.

#3 Post by Nath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:24 pm

iceman wrote:
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Good eating there. Do you have to uses steel shot?
Steel, bismuth and I think tin can be used.
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#4 Post by JerryB » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:30 pm

That is a bunch of good eating for a while. Not had any goose in a long time.
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#5 Post by JRD » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:49 pm

That sounds like an enjoyable hunt.
Nice choice of shotgun too.
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#6 Post by Pitchy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:59 pm

Good going Nath. 8)
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#7 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:39 pm

Cool 8) I plunked my first goose ever about four years ago in the early resident goose season . Used my maternal grandfathers old circa 1881 W&C Scott hammerless 10 gauge shooting 1 1/4 ounce’s of #1 Bismuth pushed with 30 grains of SR7625 .
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#8 Post by Sixgun » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm

Where's your "look"? You have more respect for the geese than you do foxes. :D

Anyway, nice shooting Nath.....I never cared for the taste of geese .....or ducks. The population of geese grows every year around here and are considered pests...but......you better not shoot em out of season! The "man" will come knocking.

There's 40 or 50 that hang around here all year...near everyday.......resident geese that don't know the way south. I took this pic about a month ago -----6

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#9 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 pm

I call them flying groundhogs.

We used to shoot a lot of geese off a secluded farm pond. Had loads of fun doing it. Only problem with geese is they are so darned tough. Even tried making baloney with them.

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#10 Post by Nath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 pm

JRD wrote:
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That sounds like an enjoyable hunt.
Nice choice of shotgun too.
What make is your sidelock double?

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#11 Post by Nath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
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I call them flying groundhogs.

We used to shoot a lot of geese off a secluded farm pond. Had loads of fun doing it. Only problem with geese is they are so darned tough. Even tried making baloney with them.
Yes they can be tough. Burger and meatloaves are the answer or roast with two cleaned house bricks for nine hours, discard the meat and eat the house bricks!
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#12 Post by Nath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:58 pm

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Where's your "look"? You have more respect for the geese than you do foxes. :D

Anyway, nice shooting Nath.....I never cared for the taste of geese .....or ducks. The population of geese grows every year around here and are considered pests...but......you better not shoot em out of season! The "man" will come knocking.

There's 40 or 50 that hang around here all year...near everyday.......resident geese that don't know the way south. I took this pic about a month ago -----6

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Canada geese are a pest species here now and have no closed season!
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#13 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:51 am

I'm envious, I haven't shot any wildfowl in ages. Nice shooting Nath.... :D
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#14 Post by Nath » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:07 am

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I'm envious, I haven't shot any wildfowl in ages. Nice shooting Nath.... :D
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#15 Post by Larkbill » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 am

Six those look like Giants. Pretty common on the central flyway and we have an early season that opens before the Tallgrass Prairie flock begins to migrate to try to control their numbers. They do some serious golf course damage and rarely move any further south than the Mo-Ar border lakes. Funny thing is there was a restoration effort for them when I was a youngster as they were endangered at the time. Now they're like rats.

Shot one once at Duck Creek WMA in the January season. It locked it's wings and glided for a couple hundred yards into a nearby patch of woods. We were able to see it crumple just before touching down so I went after it and found it under a log. Ended up being closer to the parking lot so I carried it there. 22-25 pounds doesn't sound Giant until you have to carry it 1/4 mile in waders and heavy clothes. They're beasts!
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#16 Post by Sixgun » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:09 am

Larkbill...I hear ya....these geese are big as the only thing they do is eat grass and shyt all day. They mostly walk wherever they go...from my little pond to the neighbors pond. Every now and then some yuppie in a foreign car will run one over and I go out and take it for a walk into the woods...yea, heavy they are.-----6
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#17 Post by Nath » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:35 am

You can twist an ankle on their poop too!
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#18 Post by JRD » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:18 pm

I’ve only had goose done one way. The way my dad had always made it and we enjoy goose breasts.
Breast out the birds. Slice the breast fillets thinly like you are slicing up a round to make steak sandwiches.
Heat up a frying pan with butter or oil. Throw in sliced peppers and onions. Once vegetables are sautéed, pull them out and lay the slices of goose breast in to sear on each side.

Serve on a bulkie roll with some steak sauce. May not win any culinary awards but it’s how we’ve always enjoyed goose.

There is a resident flock of geese that flies over the football field where I coach every night at dark. As they fly over I will often swing a pointed finger past a bird and imagine crumpling it and then enjoying a steak sandwich.

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#19 Post by Nath » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:38 pm

JRD wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:18 pm
I’ve only had goose done one way. The way my dad had always made it and we enjoy goose breasts.
Breast out the birds. Slice the breast fillets thinly like you are slicing up a round to make steak sandwiches.
Heat up a frying pan with butter or oil. Throw in sliced peppers and onions. Once vegetables are sautéed, pull them out and lay the slices of goose breast in to sear on each side.

Serve on a bulkie roll with some steak sauce. May not win any culinary awards but it’s how we’ve always enjoyed goose.

There is a resident flock of geese that flies over the football field where I coach every night at dark. As they fly over I will often swing a pointed finger past a bird and imagine crumpling it and then enjoying a steak sandwich.
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#20 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:23 pm

When I was 12 my folks bought me an Ithica side x side, 410. Dad took me duck hunting and the first thing I killed with it was a Canada goose. Boy was I proud. Ducks and geese need to be cooked more like steak since they are red meat. I really like teal. Like most things though, being hungry helps.
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#21 Post by Ray » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm

I used to be quite the waterfowl hunter with my h & r 10 ga.

but then I went into the wastewater treatment business and saw every flight of geese and ducks migrating through stop-over in the raw influent settling lagoon for a two week spa treatment and feast.
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#22 Post by Paladin » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:26 pm

Well done, brings back some memories, Thanks
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#23 Post by Old No7 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 am

Nath wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Yes they can be tough. Burger and meatloaves are the answer or roast with two cleaned house bricks for nine hours, discard the meat and eat the house bricks!
And THAT'S how we cook the sea ducks he'ah in Maine, ayuh!

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#24 Post by Nath » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:04 am

:lol:
Old No7 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 am
Nath wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Yes they can be tough. Burger and meatloaves are the answer or roast with two cleaned house bricks for nine hours, discard the meat and eat the house bricks!
And THAT'S how we cook the sea ducks he'ah in Maine, ayuh!

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#25 Post by piller » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am

We used to take a teal and put a quarter of an apple and a quarter of an onion in rhe body cavity, wrap it with 3 or 4 strips of bacon, drizzle some soy or worcestershire sauce on it, wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour. It was good.
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