I spent the morning in the southern Willamette valley yesterday huntin' ducks and geese. Chuck and Gema couldn't make it. The boys had to work or had finals. So I had to go it alone. Not a ton of ducks flying. Had some teal and shoveler's come into the dekes and ended the morning with six ducks. But in the past few days a lot of geese have shown up. The dike going out to my pit blinds were just littered with goose poop. A bunch of geese were on my pond as I was setting out the dekes.
Later in the morning when the geese lifted off the refuge and started flying to their fields to feed I estimated at one point that there were probably 20,000 cacklers in the air above me. I focused my efforts on the big geese, Western Canada geese that really wanted into my pond. Who am I to deny them?
When geese WANT to come into a particular area, you pretty much got to try to screw it up and I wasn't going to try and screw it up!