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#6921828 - 10/15/17 10:40 PM Goose in Dec - Jan?
foodieguy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 304
Loc: Austin
Hi folks,

Me and my buddies want to go on a goose hunt this year. My question is would we be generally be be better off heading north to the wichita falls area or south to the coastal prairie area like eagle lake? We'd be looking for an outfitter for sure, just wanted to know if one area is a better bet. We're in the Austin area so either one is not a horrible drive.

Most of us dont have waders, would muck boots be OK or would waders be required?

Also welcome outfitter recommendations if you've had a good experience. thanks!
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#6921848 - 10/15/17 11:19 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
Sniper John Online   happy
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16856
Loc: North Texas
IMHO, go north. Most goose hunting is going to be field hunts. No waders. Your outfitter will tell you what you need to bring.

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#6921973 - 10/16/17 06:54 AM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
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Registered: 07/24/09
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
I always see lots of geese around Eagle Lake at that time.
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#6922110 - 10/16/17 09:07 AM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: BigAL33]
john paul Offline
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Go north. Texas Pandhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas... Anywhere but the coast.
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#6922163 - 10/16/17 09:43 AM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: john paul]
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Loc: Bonham, Texas
Originally Posted By: john paul
Go north. Texas Pandhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas... Anywhere but the coast.


I agree 100%
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#6922306 - 10/16/17 11:27 AM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
foodieguy Offline
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Also, are there places to get them cleaned up north like they have in eagle lake?
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#6922418 - 10/16/17 12:51 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
john paul Offline
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Originally Posted By: foodieguy
Also, are there places to get them cleaned up north like they have in eagle lake?


I'm sure any guide service could arrange to have your birds processed for a small fee.
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#6926216 - 10/19/17 04:01 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
noname124398 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 33
Loc: Conroe
Ranger Creek in Haskell (westish of Wichita Falls). Don't need waders and they will clean your birds for you. Have gone with them multiple times and never been disappointed


Edited by noname124398 (10/19/17 04:01 PM)

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#6927276 - 10/20/17 04:38 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
foodieguy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/13
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Loc: Austin
Thanks for the info. SO generally you have a better chance to see more birds the further north you go?
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#6927289 - 10/20/17 04:53 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
foodieguy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/13
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Loc: Austin
Also, would waiting for the conservation hunts be a better idea to stock up the freezer?
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#6927332 - 10/20/17 05:47 PM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: foodieguy]
john paul Offline
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Originally Posted By: foodieguy
Also, would waiting for the conservation hunts be a better idea to stock up the freezer?




Chances are you will kill just as many geese on a hunt during the regular season as you will during a conservation hunt. Plus dark geese, Canada's and specks taste better imo. When we kill a ton of snow geese we usually get them made into sausage or jerky and give a lot of it away to friends and family.
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#6927736 - 10/21/17 08:00 AM Re: Goose in Dec - Jan? [Re: john paul]
uplandhunter Offline
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 44
the conservation season is an awesome time to get
in some serious hunting...I have gotten a new
shotgun just for the occasion plus some new HeviX
shotgun shells

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