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Old 04-19-2008, 08:26 PM
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I just had a pond built. It is in the middle of a 40 acre field. Has nice gentle slopping bank. Is there anything i can do to get geese use it? Thanks Josh
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:39 PM
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Do you have any pictures of the pond and the surrounding area? Just curious.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:18 PM
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Put a couple tamies in their,..Just get rid of them 10 days before you hunt
How big is the pond? An island would be nice
Keep the grass short for the first 100 yards,.. keep it mowed like a golf course,....maybe better, turn it into a golf course
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:27 PM
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Usually when people mow the grass (assuming theres green grass) on a pond like you describe the geese will go to it. ID let it grow long for a while then cut it a week or so before the sept. season. Thats one way.. or you can just always keep it cut like a golf course like SALT described If theres geese that fly by Id think they would go there, they love those types of places
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:42 PM
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Good advice so far. Another option that can be super effective (if it can be done safely) is to burn a good sized chunk of the shoreline and back maybe 50 yards or so about 3 weeks before you want goose use to start, then get some water on the burned area. Keep a small unburned area for hiding purposes of course. There is something about those fresh green shoots coming up after a burn that really seems to work like goose candy.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:36 PM
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If your geese are like ours, just put out a couple of park benches, a garbage can, and an old vending machine with a corn cob painted on it. They'll flock in by the hundreds.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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50 lbs of shelled corn a day should do the trick. Just kidding of couse, your CO's might not like that too much, but man you would have lots of birds. What is the 40 acre field. Corn would be nice!!!!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:30 AM
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I'm hoping on corn. But with the new pond and waterway that was put in the usda office has to refigure the ton of eriosion per acre. They are suppose to call me this week. But with all the rain it maybe beans.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:48 PM
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The first thing I would do is probably get some nesting structures in and around that pond to attract nesting pairs of geese.

From there, I would plant some marsh grass along some of the edges and then try and get the crop planted as close as possible to the edge of the water so if water level is high in the fall, some of the crop will be flooded.

Flooded crops whether corn or beans are like magnets for geese and ducks.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:38 PM
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flooded crops are the best. Attracts birds and you have an unbelievably easy hide, well in corn anyways! I don't have experiect with beans in Michigan, how easy to hunt are they?
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Beans are like hunting short hay fields, if you cover up good they don't see you but you would probably want a low profile blind.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:45 PM
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Good news just got off the phone with the man that farms my place. There is going to be corns planted this year.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:46 PM
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Keep the grass mowed short around the perimiter, they love clean shorelines.
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The Best method that I have seen to attract Geese is to put up some sort of TALL landmark...like a wind mill etc. Set it up on top of a near by hill. It don't need to work, any old windmill will do. You may think I'm nutz but it works! Geese use landmarks to travel to and from feed fields, loafing ponds and roosts. I see it all the time.

I have seen weather towers and cell phone towers completely change flyway corrodors. In fact, my best field is now totally ignored by Geese because of a 400' Weather tower 2 miles North of my pit.

If there is a big barn or a large power line near by you are in luck as well. Any tall structure or meaningful difference in landscape will help divert Geese to your pond. Geese will remember how to get to your area!

Our BEST pits are ALL near some type of significant land structure. We look for the same type of structure when we use the laydown blinds when hunting traffic. When we can't get on the "X" we choose a field between the roost and hot field that has a irrigation pivot, corn crib...anything in the field of significance that Geese can use for a landmark.

Other than that, you have some Great advice in the previous posts. Just remember, if you can't get under 'em you can't kill 'em.
Good Luck with your venture,

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