collapse
Banded Hunting Gear Double U Hunting Supply

Author Topic: West side early goose  (Read 983 times)

Offline DuckandDeerHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Skagit Valley
West side early goose
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:41:53 PM »
Hi everybody! I've been doing alot of research and wanted to do the early goose season this year in Skagit or Whatcom counties, have heard alot better things from Whatcom though. I've got some basic calling down and I think I've got a decent idea on how to hunt them from research, just wasn't really sure on what type of ground to be looking for. Do public WDFW wildlife areas provide good early goose hunting, or should I be doing some scouting on private lands and asking permission?... if so should it be grass fields, or potato fields, or something different? Like I said, think I know enough on how to hunt them in the field for now at least, just not sure if I should be looking at private or public lands or what type of ground specifically to start out with? Thanks in advance everyone!

Offline 3nails

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 3499
    • Jeff Hinkle
Re: West side early goose
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 09:01:13 PM »
 You need to find the fields that the birds are already using and get permission to hunt there. A good goose hunt takes at least 2 days in the field. The 1st to locate them and the 2nd to set up exactly where they were. Setting up in random fields will not be anywhere near as successful. Good luck!
"The word of God is like a lion. You don't have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself."
Charles Spurgeon

Instagram    3nails_hinkle

Offline DuckandDeerHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Skagit Valley
Re: West side early goose
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 12:32:28 AM »
3nails, thanks for the response. I'm gonna get out and give scouting a go tomorrow. Hopefully I'll find some fields they're hanging out in like you were saying and get permission from the landowner. Thanks again!

Offline aaronoto

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 363
  • Location: Whatcom County
Re: West side early goose
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 03:25:22 PM »
Look for wheat fields during the early goose season, they'll start to spread out a bit more once the corn starts getting cut.  Early season in Whatcom county is about getting access to private land, the WDFW properties up here still have crops.  You'll have a better time finding public access down in Skagit, if I were you I'd start at the Skagit HQ and start watching the bay, a lot of geese will go back and forth between the fields and the water.

 

* Recent Topics

Montana Draw Results by 180-GRAIN
[Today at 09:19:45 AM]


A chance to really make a difference by buglebrush
[Today at 09:06:43 AM]


JOBS: Looking for work/Looking to hire by jackelope
[Today at 09:06:25 AM]


WTS Ruger Precision 6.5 Creed by Mumbles
[Today at 09:04:33 AM]


PDW UPDATE! by b23
[Today at 09:03:02 AM]


Call to action: Your chance to advocate for WA Wild Sheep by stickslinger
[Today at 08:53:53 AM]


Montana Point???? by Bob33
[Today at 08:43:44 AM]


Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties by bornhunter
[Today at 08:40:16 AM]


209 powder by Myrtle Creek Inc.
[Today at 08:39:37 AM]


When should you consider “all hope is lost?” by hunter399
[Today at 08:26:40 AM]


New Camera Bag? by TeacherMan
[Today at 08:24:32 AM]


Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season by Brushbuster
[Today at 08:13:18 AM]


Aero M5E1 .308 by Mongo Hunter
[Today at 08:08:19 AM]


Hunting regs/ draw dates by timberfaller
[Today at 07:58:53 AM]


Farm Raised Pork and Bacon Delivered to your door by Carl
[Today at 07:57:49 AM]


Suggestions on Antlerless moose by Duckhunter14
[Today at 07:53:43 AM]


WTB 72 ford pickup mirrors by savagehunter
[Today at 07:49:45 AM]


AR9 build done by superdown
[Today at 07:38:01 AM]


WTB 1911 Mainspring Housing by wadu1
[Today at 07:34:59 AM]


Morels by jennabug
[Today at 06:54:58 AM]