Goose Hunt Setup
The vast majority of our goose hunts take place in fields and flat acreage. Rarely do we use ground blinds to hunt these birds but instead look for natural coverage around the areas we wish to hunt and then set up our spread accordingly. Some of our most successful hunts occur in corn fields where we are able to set up our decoys in the freshly cut field and then hide ourselves in the remaining standing corn where possible. Where rows of standing corn are available for coverage it becomes easy to disappear from sight by simply standing only a few feet into the corn. It is common for us to bring dull coloured bar stools to sit on while waiting for the arrival of flocks of geese. If we are not able to have standing corn to use as our coverage we try to use the surrounding landscape to our advantage as much as possible. This could mean hiding at the base of large trees, in surrounding bushes or even on fence lines. I believe using existing landmarks to camouflage ourselves keeps local geese at ease when scouting spreads in familiar properties. Reducing the amount of change or human impact to hunt sites is crucial in having a successful experience.