View Full Version : The Slaughter II

01-20-2003, 06:55 PM
Here's how it started. Real slow and WHITE!

Then in the evening a little calling session.

Then the birds start to show up. AND

Then this is all we saw!!

A flock of six came in and some how 1 left the field. Still checking on ballistics as to why but we did get three bands!!!!!!

Extreme I did go to work and also called in the band Thank YOU.
A great big thanks to our old buddie monte for letting us come down and get warmed up for Canada next year. We may get 1 or 2. If extreme shoots straight.:Art:

01-20-2003, 07:00 PM
What do you mean if I shoot straight!!!

01-20-2003, 07:21 PM
Joe I think his not shooting straight had alot to do with lack of sleep. He was going on just a few hours of sleep.


01-20-2003, 07:31 PM

You guys are welcome to hunt with me anytime. Its hard to come by a group of hunters like this.

Joe, Thanks for the lanyard it is now supporting my bands and that call you tuned for me sounds awesom.

James, Thanks for the books, my daughter has been drawing pictures out of them all day.

Ryan, Thanks for the offer of the crown, but that is just not my thing.

Also thanks for buying dinner for our family, that was very thoughtfull.

One last thing, I am expecting a breakfast in the field when I come up and do the snow goose thing

01-20-2003, 07:45 PM
Here is a pic of wild man James,
I dont think I ever saw him put this bird down:confused:

His first band of the season and it wasnt gettin away:Rich:

01-21-2003, 04:08 AM

I put that bird down for a while..............no one else was skinning birds:JW:
when you come up, you will have breakfast if I have to cook it myself


you forgot to post a pic of our good luck charm. Monte, maybe you could get one up. She was sure worth taking along.:Art:

01-21-2003, 05:51 AM
Here is a picture of the good luck charm that James was talking about. The story behind this was that she went with me on the first goose hunt this year and I shot two birds both of which were wearing jewerly. Then she asked me Sunday afternoon if she could go out with us and I let her because it was warming up and was about 54 degrees out. She came up to me a llittle while later and said Daddy "where gonna get a band today" Well low and behold we got 3 of em............:pl: :pl: :pl: :pl: :pl:

Cant see her face but this is my daughter Alicia

You also get a glimpse of the infamous WHOOPGRASS

Here is another little good luck charm that was on his very 1st goose hunt
And yes he is blowin a foiles

01-21-2003, 05:54 AM
I can promise breakfast just like that but it may be a little colder and you'll need your bibs at the table!

Two more weeks of this and it's time for some snows!!!!!!

01-21-2003, 05:57 AM
I dont know where he got this from, maybe it was because he saw or heard stories about some of the other guys on the hunt.
maybe the signs of a real goose hunter:wak: :wak:

01-21-2003, 06:56 AM
Looks like you guys had a blast. Glad to see the little hunters along with you guys. That is what it is all about. Those memories will last a life time with the kids and the stories will be shared with your grand kids. Let us know when the snows start coming up as I can't wait. Seeing pictures of a couple of snows gets my heart rate going.

01-21-2003, 08:20 AM

that was the little guys first goose hunt:confused:

We definately need to bring those two along more often:wak:

01-21-2003, 09:23 AM
Great pictures of the kids. My son has become a regular is my hunting group, he's not going to be to happy when he starts school and has to miss out. My daughter likes to go along too, I'm very seldom brave enought to take them both out at the same time. Sounds like you guys are hitting quite a few bands lately.

01-21-2003, 10:16 AM
Hey, there is a guy in the pawn shop wanting to buy some hardcores. Thought I would let you know since most of the birds went to the bigfoot side of the spread. Unless you still haven't got those other four you ordered 2 1/2 months ago??

01-21-2003, 12:13 PM
Looks like you guys had a great weekend.:cool:

How come in all those pictures I only saw one Hardcore decoy??:confused:

01-21-2003, 01:27 PM
Yep that was Garretts first time in the field. He has been scouting lots of times. Good way to ruin a kid, take him out for the first time and get 3 bands. He is gonna think thats the norm when you goose hunt

01-21-2003, 02:16 PM
How come in all those pictures I only saw one Hardcore decoy??

We only had the 12 hardcores which were on one side of the spread and foots everywhere else. 90% of the birds wanted the foots on the up winds side of the spread. We're still testing them but not real impressed yet. I think they'll work great for november birds but later??? As of now I'll keep my foots for the price.

R&R- How much for the call???:Luv: :pl:

01-21-2003, 02:43 PM

01-21-2003, 03:50 PM
Joe, Are you talking about the the call that you tuned for my daughter:tn: :tn:

01-21-2003, 06:40 PM
Monte Joe doesn't know how to tune a call!! And why the did you have to post a pic of me sleeping. I does off for about 5 minutes and look what happens:NW:

01-21-2003, 06:59 PM
ITS ALL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:GM: :GM: :GM: :GM: :GM: :GM:

01-21-2003, 07:13 PM
Yea Monte, just wait till next time we hunt together:uh: You will be staying at Joe's when you come up to hunt snows and I will get you back:BM: And Joe we had 13 hardcores and yes I am still waiting on the other 4 and the one that the bill was broken off when it was shipped.

01-22-2003, 02:44 AM
:bh: :bh: :bh: :bh: :bh: :OUCH:

Hows it go: THE RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-23-2003, 09:28 AM

weather is sure looking good for the slaughter III. got those birds using "the spot" again?:hest: tomarrow should be good again down there :HP: :wak:

01-23-2003, 10:20 AM
My old lady also said there's alot of geese where we went spring snows 2 yrs ago around the big L. She was just driving through and said there were tons of the dark one and some whites.

01-23-2003, 12:42 PM

fire up the dehydrator and lets go huntin. :uh:
I"m sure that ol boy will let us on there again:wak: :wak: :wak: :wak: :wak: :wak:

01-23-2003, 03:51 PM
The slaughter is goin down in the morning. You fellas are more than welcome to come down and hunt. The geese were thick on the field tonight. There were also about 150 snows out there.
We were gonna hunt tonight but the geese came out early or we got out there to late.:BRG: :BRG:

Let me know if you get sick tonight
:uh: :uh: :uh: :uh:

01-23-2003, 10:46 PM
What's the big L and what are you guys planning this weekend? Sounds like the birds have moved in and you have some cold weather. Should be good hunting:wak: :wak: :wak:

01-24-2003, 07:59 AM
The "L" field is where we had our first big score on snows when we were starting out. sounds like their back and we're back in buisness

01-27-2003, 05:01 PM
I got my band certificate back today

Band #0918-77673
Species: Canada goose
Age: hatched in 1999 or earlier
Location: Aprrrox. 8 miles W of Duff NE
Banded on 6-25-2000
Sex: female
Recovered: 1-19-03
Location, Winfield Kansas
Banded by: Mr Mark Vrtiska(Nebraska Game and Parks)

01-27-2003, 07:35 PM
Isn't that the same place beef's bird was banded? How close were all of you guy's numbers together?


01-28-2003, 04:21 AM
mine was banded a year earlier than his.
Im not sure what his # is
Post up your band number beef:cool:

Joe & James,
You guys get your certificates back yet????

01-28-2003, 07:43 AM
No certificate here:NW:

but then the last band I shot was on feb 16, 2002. I just got that certificate last monday, 11 months later:SE:

so Im guessing it will be awhile before I find out anything

01-28-2003, 12:54 PM
Are you calling it in or using the internet????
If you fill it out online you will get the certificate back alot faster

Jason in KC
01-28-2003, 01:45 PM
The two I reported this season have only taken about 2 weeks.

The one I shot Jan 4th was banded this year near Lake Preston SD.

01-28-2003, 04:33 PM
A buddy got one on the 18th of this month and got the certificate yesterday and it was called in.It came from Nebraska,not sure what part though

02-03-2003, 07:57 PM
Hey Monte, our's where banded in the same place but kansasgoose's was banded on 6/27/01 and mine on 6/28/01. Now for some snow bands.

02-04-2003, 04:37 AM
Did you get your certificate back yet??????:OUCH: :OUCH:

02-04-2003, 08:31 AM
That wasn't even called for.:OUCH: Just cause the boy can't shoot straight when those big ol honks are cupped and trying to land on his blind. You go pickin on him!
One thing is for sure he can hit the $100 reward mallards.

02-04-2003, 08:43 AM
:NW: :NW: :NW: Im sorry Ryan that was just wrong

with that 100 bucks he should buy the alcohol come october:VC:

02-05-2003, 11:12 AM
I'll vote for that! Winchester will vote for that with all 4 paws! He probably won't even read this he's out of town most of this week. But I direct him here. Just so he can see what one of his jobs on the trip will be!:cool: :VC: :VC: :cool: :tu:

02-05-2003, 05:48 PM
By the way like my personal Pic?? Real nosey :Rich: :Rich:

02-05-2003, 08:34 PM
I see how you guys are. I leave and am not around for awhile and you have to talk bad about me!!! Monte, no I have not gotten my check or my certificate.:BRG: Well since you guys keep bringing that up about the geese I guess I am going to have to tell you the truth The next time I see you. And with the 100.00 I will buy all the booze and still have 95.00 left because you guys drink one and are out.:rf: :rf: :rf:

02-06-2003, 08:29 AM
Damn, cuttin us off after 1 drink:CY: :CY:
I was just messin around Ryan, It was Joe talking about you not being able to shoot straight an James keeps emailing me about your poor shooting ability. I think you are the MAN :pl: :pl: :pl: :pl:

Joe, I like the avatar and she also made the restroom wall (shrine) with that picture you sent with the snow goose in her mouth

:Rich: :Rich: