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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Picked field=geese?

Do geese shy away from a fresh picked cornfield,dive Right in, or not that excited? How long do you think it would take geese from a large group ( 150+) to find it a 1/3 of a mile away?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 04:53 PM
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They already know its picked ! birds are well aware of the fields around them and the ones they feel comfortable feeding in ! For some reason they have fields they feed in and others they won't touch ! So just because you find a cornfield that is picked doesn't mean they'll be using it ! I have seen fields picked and they will fly 10 miles and feed in another field and never touch the other one !

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If geese are feeding in a field that has food, they will generally use that field until they have it cleaned up, then they will look for another. It is a matter of time to if and when they find your field. Just remember, more geese are coming south so a new bunch could find it tomorrow. The only way to know is to watch the field.
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Thanks for the input guys. I've got sole permission on a place very close to an off limits 10 acre lake that always has a ton of geese and usually ducks. I'm probably hunting it tomorrow but will continue to keep an eye on it.

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You can hunt that field right away.
I've watched geese feed in a chopped corn field while the chopper was working. Every time the chopper came around their side they would waddle away from the chopper only to move right back, after he passed, to the freshest rows chopped.
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I do agree with RED, there are just some fields the geese don't feed in, for whatever reason. I have been hunting the same area around my house for 25+ years, and some fields are the same as all the other fields, but I have never ever seen a goose in them. There is one place around me, it's like the Bermuda triangle or something. The fields look just like all the rest, but I have NEVER seen a goose in them, ever. Just have to try and find out. Geese don't have to be using the field in order for a successful hunt either, couple of my main places rarely have geese "using" them, but for whatever reason, set a nice decoy spread, and they come down for a visit.
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Good info. I'm still learning this goose hunting thing.

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