Scouting

Discussion in 'Goose Hunter Forum' started by Howman, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Howman

    Howman New Member

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    <P>Up early driving around this morning doing some scouting. Saw mainly 5 fields covered up with at least 100 geese in each. 3 of them I have permission. All of them were wheat fields. All in Southwestern Portage County. Do to the cooler temps today they were still in there at 12 noon when I went back in, or at least I am assuming they stayed there. 3 fields that were sweet corn that was knocked down over the weekend weren't even being hit yet with the big guys, but man the doves were in there. Planning on doing a late Wednesday afternoon/evening aerial scouting.</P>
     
  2. Howman

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Yeah, the aerial&nbsp;scouting may not be as frequent, however I can cover many fields faster that way, but sometime from the air you can't spot stuff on the ground as good. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Yeah Stan I hear you, 2 days before will be key. I will be down scouting and securing my Killbuck farms tomorrow.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     

  3. Bowhunter57

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Howman,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I've been doing a fair amount of scouting myself and have been seeing a lot of activity in wheat stubble fields, some private ponds, local rivers and golf courses.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Of all of he areas mentioned above, the golf courses are the easy targets when all the other areas' action&nbsp;"dry up". Most of the golf course owners will let us in before the golfers, shoot all we can and get out. The owners appreciate it and so do the players, as they don't&nbsp;care for digging the goose droppings out of their cleets. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">At least in my area (Allen county), the dove population is huge. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good hunting, Bowhunter57</P>
     
  4. CODB

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    <P>Seeing more and more geese in one of my wheat fields. If only they can stay in there and keep kind of mowing it I will be set. As far as doves go I haven't been seeing very many on my farms around Columbus. Maybe after the main sileage field comes down they will flock in there or at least I can hope. At least you guys will be busting the little rockets.</P>
     
  5. Howman

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    <P>Came back from Mogadore drawing tonight and 4 of my fields had geese in them and the doves were flying back and forth.</P>