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119 geese in a wheat field half mile away from my house this weekend but no chance of even being able to hunt the field but will be hunting water by it

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I use to think that on alot of fields i would see, but whats the worst thing that could happen they say no. But what if they say yes. Have had places that i did't ask on and then saw people hunting them now that really chaps a guys behind.

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Yeah I am ready. Got a new blind, gun, and some new fields. All I need to find is some decoys and I will be all set. Nothing better than goose hunting in my opinion.

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i should have never gone to north dakota for their opener...now im just going stirr-crazy waiting to get out again...only question now is do i hit south dakota for opener or minnesota?

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I use to think that on alot of fields i would see, but whats the worst thing that could happen they say no. But what if they say yes. Have had places that i did't ask on and then saw people hunting them now that really chaps a guys behind.

just because im 17 doesnt mean im not afraid to ask and well theres no way to hunt it cause the lady who owns it is in the nursing home and the guy who hunts all of her land is the biggest p-rick in the county. one year on the 2nd weekend of shotgun deer hunting he yelled at my sister when she was pulled over on the road taking pictures of the scenery near his house because it was a frosty morning and things looked pretty and he was telling her to tell my dad to get off his land now. which my dad wasnt even hunting that weekend because he had already filled his tag and no one from our party was even within a mile of his property and we no not to trespass and we know not to get involved with him what so ever

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I'm as ready as I can be I guess. To be honest the early season just doesnt do it for me but we still go out in the hay fields. Cant wait to get into those corn fields in Oct. and Nov. Man these cooler nights is getting me pumped!

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Our goose season starts tomorrow here in Wi. Went out and put the final touches on the blind this evening and let the dog do a bunch of dummy retrieves. Not sure i'm going to make it out tomorrow in the 90 degree weather though. Thats to dang warm for hunting smile

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benbosh, my wife is from Mapleton. Know any Hughes or Jaeger's?

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I've been sick as a dog since Saturday. mad Hope to heck that's all gone by Friday!

My big plans were to get everything ready this past weekend, but now it's going to have to be a mad dash this Friday.

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Got everything I needed at Gander last night:

Stamps and Bullets.

All I got left to do is stuff the blind with wheat.

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Well, no mad dash to get ready for hunting this weekend. Unfortunately, my FIL passed away a couple hours ago, so we'll be headed out to attend services, etc.

You guys have fun and bang up a few for me! wink Leave a few for the 2nd weekend though if you could. smile

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Stamps and Bullets.

bullets?? shocked do they work well at geese? haha jk

I am ready, Saturday can't come any sooner! I have a few fields and each field has birds in em...so looking forward for the rain to drop. Good luck everyone. Post a report afterwards!

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sorry to hear bout the passing of FIL eyepatrol. make the best of it and shoot some next weekend

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Stamps and Bullets.

bullets?? shocked do they work well at geese? haha jk

I guess I should say Ammunition.

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just put on a bunch of green on the boat cant waite for the first flock bang bang bang

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