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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Okay I'll Take Two Snow Geese

I was out for a morning goose hunt in Westmoreland County this am. My buddy and I didn't see any Canadas remotely close to our set-up but we spied a flock of ten snow geese flying a couple hundred yards away. He said you can't call them in with a honker call. I proceeded to use the Field Proven Matrix and turned them. They made one high pass and came back on a much lower second pass over the decoys. I knocked two down with first two shots and missed a hat trick on the third shot. Got a white one and a blue one. First snow geese I've ever taken.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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That's awesome. Congrats!!!
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WPA Snows outstanding. Send some to Butler county.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 03:05 PM
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Wow a Blue over there! I see snows get killed over there every year and have been a part of that fun on more than one occasion but to see a Blue......I don't think I've ever personally heard of someone getting one on the western shore. Probably about the rarest things you'll kill in that neck of the woods. Congrats!
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Must say, that IS a big event. First ever snow goose and you kill a Blue!
In Western Pa, and called em in with your goose call!!
Over goose decoys and nothing else was flying even remotely close to you!
Go buy a lottery ticket immediately. LOL
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There were other blues in that small flock. I'm not sure how many, but there were at least two and possibly more. When they mad the first pass, I thought, well, there's a couple snow geese flying with a flock of Canada's, which I have seen before more than once. After we shot at the birds, they actually turned again and I saw they were all snows.

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First ever snow goose and you kill a Blue!
Yes Charlie, the blue goose took the first load!
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CONGRATS !!!!

Back when we hunted a lot (in 2D), we'd run into a few odd snows truckin' in with the Canadas nearly every year. Sometimes just one. Sometimes a small handful. The doofy things are mental. Can't say as we ever got a shot at any of them. Always wanted to bag a west PA snow..................

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You did the right thing if you took them on the 2nd pass, more than likely wouldn't have been a 3rd.....True trophy there!! Crazy birds.
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