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#6033617 - 11/16/15 07:55 PM Greater Canadian Geese?
txpitdog Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
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How far north and where do I need to go to have a solid hunt for these. I'm in Houston but will travel. Do I need to go all the way to Canada or do they come down as far as Lubbock or where? School me please

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#6033628 - 11/16/15 08:00 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
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Greater Canadas were all over Texoma when I was a kid. They also used to farm peanuts up there. I know the peanuts are gone. Not sure about the geese

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#6033635 - 11/16/15 08:02 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Lubbock is full of lessers

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#6033705 - 11/16/15 08:27 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Aggieduck Offline
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I will school you:

Canadians- residents of a country known as Canada

Canadas- species of bird with many sub-species, one being a giant
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#6033731 - 11/16/15 08:34 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Have killed a few around Knox City but mostly the much smaller cacklers out there. Some years the Greaters do not come that far south. Might try Panhandle, or even Kansas for better numbers.
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#6033758 - 11/16/15 08:41 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
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#6033792 - 11/16/15 08:52 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
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#6033796 - 11/16/15 08:53 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: Aggieduck]
txpitdog Offline
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Originally Posted By: Aggieduck
I will school you:

Canadians- residents of a country known as Canada

Canadas- species of bird with many sub-species, one being a giant


Ok, giant Canada goose is what I'm after

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#6033832 - 11/16/15 09:03 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
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Hunt as close to the towns as you can wherever you go and that's where you'll have a good chance, we've killed some in the panhandle in fields right on the edge of towns
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#6033870 - 11/16/15 09:13 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Hogman4127 Offline
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Panhandle for a better than average chance in Texas

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#6033877 - 11/16/15 09:14 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
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You could come shoot the golf course geese in DFW
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#6034112 - 11/16/15 11:17 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Just Nate Offline
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Best Canadian Greater Hunt is the early hunt East of I-35 North of Dallas (Sherman-Pottsboro). They are golf corse geese and are huge. Basically, you are hunting resident populations.

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#6034125 - 11/16/15 11:27 PM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
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Loc: North Texas
Of the over half dozen subspecies of Canadas there are two big ones and one really big one. Moffitt and Interior I think the ones we often call Greater, I can't tell them apart, I have killed from Oklahoma to western Kansas as migrators. The really big ones Giant or Maxima are what Oklahoma stocked in the 1980s and what most of the resident geese are, though I am sure some of the other two species mentioned above are too. Those Giant Maxima resident geese are your best bet if your doing it on your own. I have targeted them successfully on some DFW lakes during the resident season when given the time to scout specifically for them. Even on high pressured areas. They leave the roost before sunup when hunters are coming in, then most hunters are done for the morning, off eating breakfast or lunch, or back home when the birds return to the lake. Several if not most Oklahoma lakes have big resident Canadas and the population is ever growing. Non hunting locals are usually very helpful for locating them. Spend a few days on one of those lakes with a good setup and you should not have a problem. If your looking for a guided hunt close to home for the bigger migrators I would look into guides in the TX panhandle to western Kansas and book a hunt later in the season for a better chance at the bigger subspecies in the mix.
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#6034329 - 11/17/15 07:43 AM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Sweese Offline
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Registered: 07/03/15
Posts: 219
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: txpitdog
How far north and where do I need to go to have a solid hunt for these. I'm in Houston but will travel. Do I need to go all the way to Canada or do they come down as far as Lubbock or where? School me please


The TX panhandle (Lubbock area) is great hunting for the Lesser Canadas. You may see an occasional stray honker there. This is also a key landing spot for Sandhill Cranes. If you want to shoot big honkers, the Greater Canadas, they stop a bit farther north. I use to live in Colorado and it is a good spot. If you want to go to Colorado, there is a good friend of mine that has been guiding there for years. Look up Jason Krill at Colorado Wingsport. - www.coloradowingsport.com.
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#6034380 - 11/17/15 08:12 AM Re: Greater Canadian Geese? [Re: txpitdog]
Brian R. Offline
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We crushed some Greaters last year in Kansas. Send me a PM if you want the outfitters info.

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