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Mid-Season Magic

Tips from 3 avid hunters to help solve the mid-season riddle
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Changes for Canada Geese

Kevin Addy hunts in an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that can hold large numbers of Canada geese. The only problem is this area also receives heavy hunting pressure. After the season has been open a few weeks, geese become conditioned to what hunters are doing. One way to keep the birds guessing, Addy says, is to try tactics the geese haven't seen before.

"We experiment throughout the season," says Addy, who is a member of the Avery Outdoors pro staff. "Just because we have a trailer full of decoys doesn't mean that we have to put them all out on opening day. We really work hard not to condition the birds to a certain pattern of hunting. I am a firm believer in mixing things up.

"The bottom line is that pressured geese still need to go out and eat," he adds. "Think outside the box and just keep trying different things with your decoys, calling and concealment. Eventually, you'll find something that works."

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