Golf Course Geese

Discussion in 'Goose Hunter Forum' started by Bowhunter57, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have permission to hunt on several local golf courses for geese. The grounds keepers are glad to get rid of them, as are the golfers. A hunting buddy and I usually ride out on a golf cart to the geese, step off the cart, load and shoot as many as possible. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Obviously, not a conventional hunt, but it sure puts some meat in the freezer and keeps the golf course residents happy. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Has anyone else enjoyed this type of a goose hunt?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good hunting, Bowhunter57</P>
     
  2. Goosebuster

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    <P>This is a touchy subject. I'm Sure you will have your pro's and con's on this subject. If you do it legally, no problem. Some poeple may have a problem with just getting out and blasting away...... I say set up some dekes, take a finisher and do it right!</P>
     

  3. drakewadder

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;There is nothing illegal about what bowhunter is doing, he is not in a vehicle with a loaded firearm (needs to be in a case, same as for an atv)&nbsp;he is not in or on&nbsp;a vehicle and shooting!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;But where the problem lies is how others and more importantly Non hunters view it??</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;IMO the suggestion to set up is a good one,for the simple fact that it would just make us all look a little better! JMO</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;Russ</P>
     
  4. Bowhunter57

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Goosebuster and drakewadder,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Point well taken, on making us look good, but the owners, grounds managers and golfers are in favor of the geese disappearing. The grounds managers are tired of cleaning up after the geese (feathers, droppings, etc.), the managers are tired of hearing complaints from the golfers about the geese and the golfers are tired of cleaning the droppings out of their cleets and&nbsp;their game being interfered with by the geese. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> So, it's easy to say that 99% are in favor of getting rid of the geese. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I've tried the camo, decoys, etc., but the geese spot it right away, as it doesn't blend in with the surroundings.&nbsp;So, it makes more sense to look like a golfer by riding in a cart, wearing shorts, etc. and become part of the "natural" environment.&nbsp;<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">It&nbsp;seems that the geese don't recognize the difference between a golfer with a&nbsp;7 iron and a hunter with a&nbsp;shotgun and a shell bag. <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/crazy.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp;In either case it works for me. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good hunting, Bowhunter57</P>
     
  5. flipper243

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    <P>As golf course superintendent I agree,&nbsp;if it is legal then do it.&nbsp; Geese are such a problem, and that is why there is a early season to control the problematic geese.&nbsp; Sure we all would like to hunt them from blinds and over decoys, but you have to understand hunting has to be done&nbsp;before golfers tee off.&nbsp; So there are some time issues with huting them from the conventional style.&nbsp;Plus&nbsp;its hard to get the geese&nbsp;to decoy if they are roosting on the golf course.&nbsp;</P>
     
  6. Goosebuster

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Both Points well taken. I don't have a problem with it, but I know some people do.... Why are there people golfing on my perfectly good hunting and fishing coarse?????</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Let me know if you need any help. I have one hell of a comeback call to get geese back.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  7. flipper243

    flipper243 New Member

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    <P>Like I always say better than houses, don't you think?&nbsp; We also kill some real nice deer here each year.&nbsp; Late season goose is awesome, for one we are closed, and 2nd we are last to freeze.&nbsp;</P>
     
  8. madgoosr

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    <P>We set up on the # 10 tee box one year. There were a bunch of geese using it often. While we were there the golfers started to tee-off. One guy was looking at the decoys and said to his buddies" look at those geese they are pretty quiet." The other guy said "yeah, they are sleeping, they always sleep standing up". Thought we would lose a grip!!. That is when the third guy said "no, there are guys hunting them just guessing from the trucks with stickers and decoys in them". Needless to say we were skunked that day.&nbsp;</P>