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#6627905 - 01/11/17 04:25 PM Snow geese
Gary Willmann Offline
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Is anyone killing any or much less seeing many on the coastal prairies these days? Or is everyone just keeping quiet about it?

Gone are the 80-100 kill days. . . Now you shoot a 6 man limit of specks and a handful of snows and it's a GREAT hunt confused2 And I'm not talking about conservation season hammer


Edited by Gary Willmann (01/11/17 04:27 PM)

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#6627908 - 01/11/17 04:27 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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Gone are the days of the 100 bird shoots for the most part.
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#6627978 - 01/11/17 05:29 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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There are still plenty of places to kill 100+ a day, it just may not be in Texas anymore. We have a lot of the big days each year. I chase them in NE, IA and SD each year and we kill 800-1000 birds in about 12-14 days. I just think it does not get cold enough in the central us to push the birds in numbers down south as it used to. That and the change of crops fields or lack there of. Got to travel with the juvies and ya still put a beat down on them til your hearts content.

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#6628106 - 01/11/17 07:12 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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Texas is what I was talking about. There used to be over a million geese visiting here. Now 250,000 if that even.
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#6628128 - 01/11/17 07:28 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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Most I've seen shot in the last several years is 33, and that is over about 25-30 hunts. The 33 bird day was 12 guns, so it didn't add up to much per man.

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#6628275 - 01/11/17 08:48 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
Youngone2016 Offline
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#6628286 - 01/11/17 08:52 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
wal1809 Offline
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That sucks
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#6628311 - 01/11/17 09:05 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Youngone2016]
Guy Offline
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That artical is from 2012.

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#6628324 - 01/11/17 09:10 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
pervis Offline
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Arkansas along 40 from little Rock to Memphis is covered in snow geese. It's like an outdoor channel show when we drive thru there a few times a week

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#6628463 - 01/11/17 10:25 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: pervis]
Matpk Offline
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Originally Posted By: pervis
Arkansas along 40 from little Rock to Memphis is covered in snow geese. It's like an outdoor channel show when we drive thru there a few times a week


any outfitter/guide in that area??????
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#6628556 - 01/11/17 11:23 PM Re: Snow geese [Re: Matpk]
HVILLE HNTR Offline
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Registered: 10/01/08
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Loc: Hallettsville
Here is a recent article from the Houston Chronicle. Pretty depressing

http://m.chron.com/sports/outdoors/artic...as-10851881.php

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#6628582 - 01/12/17 04:51 AM Re: Snow geese [Re: Guy]
Youngone2016 Offline
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Loc: South east, tx
Originally Posted By: Guy

That artical is from 2012.


I realize that, but it does explain the recent decline in snow goose numbers. Although the newer article shows an increase in numbers, keep them coming!!!

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#6628655 - 01/12/17 07:01 AM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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The duck #'s seem lower to me this year too

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#6628864 - 01/12/17 09:38 AM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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60 has been our best shoot so far this season with a bunch in the 30's. I'm in no way saying the goose numbers are what they were 10-15 years ago, but there are a good number of geese down compared to recent years. We haven't exactly had the best weather for goose hunting this season. With better weather we would have a bunch of 50+ bird hunts. I also wonder how many of those big shoots were in the decoys vs. pass shooting.

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#6628885 - 01/12/17 09:53 AM Re: Snow geese [Re: Gary Willmann]
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Daniel that is the most geese I have seen on the ground in Texas in a while. Dern shame it had to be a picture intead of seeing it in person.
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