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10 Tactics for Canada Geese

Early Canada goose season – Are you ready?
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Communicate with geese through decoy placement.

"You want to set your goose decoys to deliver several messages about the flock on the ground. These messages include where the food is located in the field, where the food is not located, and where the safe spots are. Feeder decoys obviously speak for themselves—they suggest that there is food at that goose's location. A group of active decoys indicates there is no food available in that area. This is important because geese typically land as close as possible to the food source. So you set up 'actives' in areas where you don't want the geese to land. Rester and sleeper decoys are used to show geese where the safe areas are. Sleeping geese signal that the area has been checked out and is safe enough to drop in and take a nap. Rester and sleeper decoys are my favorite confidence decoys. It's the hunter's job to learn and decide how best to use these tools."
—Field Hudnall, LaGrange, Kentucky (fieldprovenproductions.com)

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