Sometimes geese have the question of how to hunt geese without traps. People wonder if they can hunt geese at all without investing huge sums of money in lots of bait.
So can you hunt geese without traps? The short answer is yes, but it will take work. Here are 3 things you will need to improve your chances of a successful no-bait goose hunt:
1. Find the exact spot where the geese feed and sleep.
2. Obtain a hunting permit for the area.
3. How to properly cover
Determine the exact location where the geese feed: As with any goose hunt, it is important to determine where the geese are, where they want to feed, and where they sleep. If you hunt geese without traps, it is more important than ever to be in the area where the geese feed and where they spend the night. To do this, you need to spend some time exploring. I like to start scouting 1-2 days before I plan to go hunting. For example, if I want to hunt on Saturday, I will start scouting on Thursday. The reason I start in two days is so that I have enough time to find where the geese feed.
Obtain a Hunting Permit in the Area: Another advantage of starting a survey 1-2 days in advance is to allow time to obtain a hunting permit. If you only survey the night before hunting planning, you may well be able to find where the geese feed, but you may not get a hunting permit in the area, or the landowners may not be home. Two days should be enough both to search for geese and to obtain a permit. Trust me, I made the mistake of only scouting the night before, and I often saw geese, but without permission to hunt the ground, knowing where the geese were would not do much good. Landowners are not always at home and are not always allowed to hunt. After taking that extra time for yourself, you may want to go to that landlord’s home several times and hopefully catch them at home and ask permission. Also, if they give up hunting, you will still have time to find an alternative hunting location.
Finding proper hiding place: After you have identified where the geese feed and hatch, and have obtained permission to hunt in the area, it is time to figure out where is the best hiding place to hunt. If there is corn or other crops growing near the geese landing site, this will be an excellent choice to hide in the crops. This can give you some great shooting opportunities as the geese either prepare to land or leave their roost. If the field is completely cut down, you can do one of two things: sit by the fence or lie down in the field. Sitting close to the fence line should give you cover when geese fly overhead. Lying in the field exactly where the geese land is a very good technique if you don’t mind getting a little dirty. To do this effectively, you will want to use some of the surrounding cultures to take cover. For example, if you are hunting in a felled cornfield, there will be some stalks that the harvester did not pick up. Collect some of them, lie down and cover yourself as best you can. When the geese land, you can quickly jump out and shoot well.#baits #Canadian #geese #Hunt