12-27-2002, 12:32 PM
Well guys here it is, my secert (ha,ha). It is just an old often forgotten method that us out East here can use in our smaller cornfields. The birds have been very cagey as of late, flaring off of the eliminators like mad. Yes, they have been mudded and camoed w/ corn chaff, and surronded with decoys. So here is my ace in the hole. You must have a decent wind to pull this off, 10-15 is about perfect. We set our rig smaller than normal apx. 50 BFs and 12 Higdon motion half shells 40 yds to the west of us. With most of those decoys 60 yds or better. The wind was blowin from the west. We placed our blind ( garden fencing w/ straw zip tied to it 16' long 4' high) against the hedge row that bordered a swale of low 5' brush and grass. Here was my plan; The geese would have to approach the decoys and swing directly over us. This offered us 2 advantages 1, we were perfectly hidden from the geese, and 2, close(25-30 yds.) range pass shots at these leary geese. Well the geese started flying and boy they were edgy. The would circle and circle, we called very little and only when the geese were not over us (clucks and moans). To make a long story short the first flock that comitted and slid in right over us at 30 feet you guys know the rest. A six man limit of 12 birds was harvested that bluebird morning. When the going gets tough you've got to remember the basics. Like Fred Zink says " You've got to do 3 things in order to harvest waterfowl, #1 you got to hide from the ducks,#2 look like the ducks and #3 sound like the ducks! " So as you can see, it is no secret as STUGOTS would have you guys believe. I hope someone can use this method to harvest some long-necked bastards, and make sure you send those bands you collect to me, care of DUCKDIGGLER !Oh,and STUGOTS ,you need to play nice with other Flocknocker members!!!!!!!!