Goose hunters, need some info please.


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sbarkowski1
September 12, 2012, 10:51 PM
Going on my first goose hunt this weekend and after watching some videos on what to expect I noticed a lot of wounded birds. This is obviously unavoidable due to the nature of the hunt. My question is, is there a proper way to kill a goose that's been wounded? Break the necks maybe? Is there a proper technique that should be use to end it quickly or just get in there and start twisting?

Thanks for the input.

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ActionJax
September 12, 2012, 11:34 PM
uuuuhhh .... Are you carrying a gun at the time? I usually just shoot them however many times it takes (usually one far and one near). I probably wouldn't think of any anti-goose martial arts techniques ... too yucky for me.

Maybe I am just a pansy, though :)

Good Hunting.

303tom
September 13, 2012, 12:12 AM
Wring it`s neck.....................or let the dog handle it.

grubbylabs
September 13, 2012, 12:30 AM
Shoot them and if they are alive when you get them in your hand wring their neck. A couple of quick twists usually does the job.


Where is goose season open at? We can't even get a stamp for another month and a 1/2?

interlock
September 13, 2012, 04:00 AM
wring the neck.... don't let the dog kill it. It will be all smashed up and the dog will be hard mouthed.

drsfmd
September 13, 2012, 11:14 PM
Cripples aren't unavoidable. My group of guys has dropped about 40 birds so far this season, and we only had one cripple. It would have died in a few minutes anyway, but we did the sporting thing and dispatched it quickly.

The other 39? Dead before they hit the ground.

Wait until they are well within range and place your shots carefully. Any group that has a lot of cripples is either skybusting or needs to spend some time on the skeet field.

countertop
September 14, 2012, 02:24 PM
Where is goose season open at? We can't even get a stamp for another month and a 1/2?


Virginia and Maryland have resident goose seasons open right now.

Gunnerboy
September 16, 2012, 10:53 AM
smash the head with the butt of your shotgun....... or do most people not keep metal skull crushers on there shotguns??

grubbylabs
September 16, 2012, 06:57 PM
wring the neck.... don't let the dog kill it. It will be all smashed up and the dog will be hard mouthed.

Not to mention that a goose can do a number on a dog, its a big bird and fitting for its life.

pbrktrt
September 18, 2012, 08:21 PM
Back 30 years ago #4 buckshot killed them in the air for us. But i digress. :D

MCgunner
September 19, 2012, 10:01 PM
Wringing the neck costs nothing. Steel shot is expensive enough and if you're using hevishot, hell, I ain't in that income bracket. :D

I use a 10 gauge with steel Ts, greatly reduces cripples. :D BB steel is iffy past 35 or 40 yards in my experience. Now, I've not tried fasteel BBs. This could help a lot, sure does on ducks with 2 or 3 shot. :D The 10 ain't broke, though.

MCgunner
September 19, 2012, 10:03 PM
smash the head with the butt of your shotgun....... or do most people not keep metal skull crushers on there shotguns??

Yeah, right, I'm going to shoot a 10 gauge with no recoil pad. Ouch!

HarcyPervin
September 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
Back 30 years ago #4 buckshot killed them in the air for us. But i digress.

I would just love to be able to shoot lead shot like you did 30 years ago...

MCgunner
September 20, 2012, 04:01 PM
I killed geese with 2 shot from a high brass 16 gauge. It was lead, of course. Didn't need no buckshot or even BB. Was pass shooting, too. Steel sux. Got to go to T to get real performance and you can only toss enough of that from a 10 or 3.5" 12 gauge. I'm not sure steel shot doesn't cripple and lose more birds, especially ducks, than it saves from any possible lead poisoning. I've often wondered about that. But, you'll never see non-toxic shot requirements removed. It's a PC thing to do. :rolleyes:

At least fasteel has been an improvement that helps me cope with the rules. Tungsten is no answer for me, too expensive. I've often wondered if that was the real goal of the game managers, end waterfowl hunting by making it too expensive for the average working class guy.

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