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Saturday my buddy and I set up a spread of 69 goose decoys on the river, we had shot 4 geese and had 2 come right over our spread. They were a bit wary and landed up river about 100 yds. We got a little bored and decided to go jump them we did not get very close and my buddy took a charity shot that happened to hit the bird, the bird made a big loop and we both took some more charity shots, I ended up leading him by about 7 feet and killed him dead. We retreived him and he was banded, the band was so old it was nearly worn off. I punched in the numbers and the goose was banded in 1996 in logan ! A sixteen year old goose! It made sense why he didn't land in the decoys after that, I can't imagine how many times that bird had been shot at. I can't wait to eat himSly

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I would not call a shot like that a charity shot. That is how birds get crippled. I would call that a "handicapped shot." You are lucky he game down. I wouldn't be bragging about that shot at all. It was people like you that made that goose that smart and why he lived so long.
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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
yeah I have to agree...long shots aren't a great idea on a goose but if I had known a goose was banded I would have taken that shot too!
Congrats on the band man, not many of us ever get to see one of those!

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
Unsure Skybusters suck! Unsure Now think about if you would have gave them a free pass. Next time they may have actually landed in your decoys, because geese are funny that way they frequent the same area day after day. food for thought.
Glad you got the old band though, I have only gotten one band and it was last year. Congrats!
only took 31 freaking years!!!!!

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     Re: [fishinfool] grandpa goose In reply to
SlyI'm by no means a sky buster, the birds landed upstream from us a far cry from me taking a poke when they were too high in the air. Thanks for the advice tho, it was my 3rd band of the year so I might know a thing or 2

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     Re: [LIL_FISH] grandpa goose In reply to
Hello little fish, thanks to all of those who took a great story and twisted it into a story of your own. This site is full of jealous people who love to belittle people, by the way my buddy and I let 5 land in our decoys today and killed everyone of them. I am up to 33 geese on the year, and I have a feeling all of you strong opinioned folks may not have killed that many in your life!

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I've been hunting geese for over 40 years here and in the UK, what the hell is a CHARITY SHOT?Crazy


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I thought that I was the only one who wasn't familiar with the term.


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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I am sorry and I apologize for asking you not to take charity shots at the fowl. It just educates the damn birds so they won't even look at a spread. to each there own. I would rather hunt ducks any way. Wink Bands do not mean you know anything, It just means your lucky. Right spot right time! You should go to Vegas!

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
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we did not get very close and my buddy took a charity shot that happened to hit the bird, the bird made a big loop and we both took some more charity shots,

Above is what I was basing my argument on. Granted I was not there when you took the shot I was just going off what you said and what you were describing. What you have told us there is that you are a sky buster. I have shot three birds with bands but never a goose with a band. You are right I have not shot very many geese, but I hunt ducks not geese. I shoot the geese when they come over my duck decoys. I apologize for being a critic but I hate it when I see sky busters out there educating birds and taking unethical shots that cripple the birds. Nice job on that many geese. I am not a jealous person at all this is a public forum and people like to voice opinions. Next time maybe just word it different because I will say the same thing to anybody that claims they sky bust.Wink Trust me I am not singling you out.Smile
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What's that old saying, a story without pictures is just another storyWink


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     Re: [PACKFAN] grandpa goose In reply to
Guess I should have clarified I land birds in my decoys and let 100 flocks go by that were 40 yds high, my charity shot is 50 yds I shoot them at 30 yds with with confidence anything over 40 even with a 3.5 incher does not appeal me, the point of my story is that I killed a 16 year old banded goose, and thought it was a good story to share with others
(This post was edited by monstermasher on Jan 15, 2012, 12:14 PM)

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
It sounds like you had a fun day pretty cool you got the band off a bird that old I think it is up to the person as to how far they should shoot so congrats on a great shot.

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I appreciated the post and story for what you meant it to be about. A sixteen year old banded goose is pretty cool.
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     Re: [fishinfool] grandpa goose In reply to
Getting bands does require luck, but the more birds you shoot the better chance you have at getting bands. We killed the bird so I am unsure how we educated him. I also enjoy duck hunting, but it is not near the rush of trying to fool a goose. People sky bust geese everyday and they still come into spreads everyday. I've hunted by sky busters before and it makes for a long day, we were jump shooting which is not sky busting. The bird wasn't educated he was killed.

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
Alight you make a good point, wish I lived where you do I would get out more. that is a fact the more you kill the better chance you have to get bands.but I have killed plenty of ducks and fooled allot of geese I just don't have the passion for the geese you do. If I did I am positive I could shoot and fool all I wanted there not as smart as people think just have to be setup where they want to be. food source is the key to being in the right spot that's it. not to hard to do your home work for a few days by following them from roost to food and set up in time to get them from one or the other.

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     Re: [fishinfool] grandpa goose In reply to
Wow I actually enjoyed reading that reply it made sense , you are exactly right about goose hunting, it is mostly about the location. Gaining access is usually the hardest part where I hunt. However even if you are in the honey hole, you won't get a bird unless you have a great place to hide, a realistic spread with good quality decoys, being set up accordingly with the wind and motion in your spread, a good goose call, and your a good shot. 15 years ago you just had to be in the right spot but with there being 10 times the amount of pressure on the birds, you have to do everything right to kill a few.
(This post was edited by monstermasher on Jan 18, 2012, 8:55 AM)

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
monstermasher wrote:
Wow I actually enjoyed reading that reply it made sense , you are exactly right about goose hunting, it is mostly about the location. Gaining access is usually the hardest part where I hunt. However even if you are in the honey hole, you won't get a bird unless you have a great place to hide, a realistic spread with good quality decoys, being set up accordingly with the wind and motion in your spread, a good goose call, and your a good shot. 15 years ago you just had to be in the right spot but with there being 10 times the amount of pressure on the birds, you have to do everything right to kill a few.

LMAO! I kill geese over 20 yr old shells thrown out on the ice. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to kill geese. I haven't even brought them out the last few years so I actually don't know if the geese have gotten so smart they won't come into them? Guess will have to see this Saturday.
Glad you did your foot work and have all the money needed to by those realistic decoys your talking about.
Glad you liked the read and I'm sure you are a great goose hunter. Seems you got it down bud.
good hunting and call them in close. SKYBUSTERS SUCKS!!!Laugh

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     Re: [fishinfool] grandpa goose In reply to
ok, now you told us a great hunting story and how successful you are at goose hunting. You mentioned you were at 33 or something like that for the season, lol. You must have a strong desire for being around geese. I know the feeling well, so I am here to challange you to do the greatest hunt of all. You up to it, donate as much time and energy and money to Ducks Unlimited as you do hunting them. It will surprise you how much more it really means to ya. Take care and plz don't take this as a rant, been in you shoes many times. Ducks Unlimited is a worthy cause to keep your pasion alive.

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     Re: [fishinfool] grandpa goose In reply to
That's what I call a spread, I wish I could get away with just some old shells, but where I hunt that just wouldn't cut it. Obiously u hunt a different area because the northern region closed on the 14th. I got lucky and ended up with these 3 jewelry wearing birds, guess I shoulda left all my expensive deks home and just took my 20 year old shells lmao now!
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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I read your story, don't know why your offended when you were called out for taking a "charity shot" as you call it. It's obvious by your own words the bird wasn't in range for a ethical shot which would lead to a quick clean kill of the goose. Congrats on the band.

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     Re: [submoa] grandpa goose In reply to
Glad u think I'm unethical and a skybuster. Anyone who has hunted geese knows you can cripple a bird regardless if it is 20 yds or 70 yds away. I killed a bunch of birds this year it was a great year. Call me what ya want I know I really don't need any advice when it comes to bird hunting. After hunting for 20 years one knows his range and killing ability. I can't wait till next year hopefully I'll have some more charity shot tories to get everyones "feathers" ruffled again haha!
(This post was edited by monstermasher on Jan 30, 2012, 7:14 PM)

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
You were smart to edit your post. Your first response really showed your true colors. Everyone does know there limitations, when one exceeds them and is proud of it, it just gives the rest of the hunters a bad name. Crippling birds is a high percentage when you take those kinds of shots and everyone including you knows it. That is unethical hunting period!

The fact that you are proud of taking pot shots at birds out of range is truly sad.

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     Re: [submoa] grandpa goose In reply to
LOL! So once again if the bird is dead and I retreive it how is it crippled and out of range again? How is that unethical? You guys and your what ifs and what coulda happened crack me up! I coulda been a lawyer and what if I played in the nfl!! I didn't write a post on how I wounded a banded goose it was how I KILLED the bird. Dream up something else to talk about, talk about your birds that you cripple, I don't cripple the geese I KILL them, huge difference buddy! So shed a tear in your beer once again over my dead 16 year old goose that in fantasy land didn't die and is crippled, and how unethical it was to shoot the poor little birdie with a 3.5 inch shotgun shell at a whopping 45 yards, what a sad story! Do u hunt or just take pictures of the birds, I like pictures of the ones we shoot.

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     Re: [monstermasher] grandpa goose In reply to
I love your true colors. Shows exactly what you are. Now a charity shot is only 45 yds. Whatever, lead the next wounded goose at 45 yds by 7 feet, right. Just get to reality world, if a goose is out of ethical range don't shoot at them, most of the time they are only wounded as in your initial charity shots. You got lucky and a wounded goose came back and you got lucky. God only knows how many geese are crippled each year by people who think that taking pot shots at geese is a good idea. You can try and divert the topic to my hunting, not going to happen. This is all about you getting upset when called out for shooting at birds out of range, read your own words, you just look silly trying to defend your actions.

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