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Goose hunting with a bow?
« on: July 12, 2013, 08:50:46 AM »
Hi everyone

Just wondering if anyone had ever hunted goose with a bow? Never gone after them with any sort of weapon before so I may not know what I am talking about but what are the difficulties associated with hunting geese (i.e. turkeys will see movement insanely well, deer and elk can smell you a mile away, etc.). Also, should you be aiming for lungs with a broad head or the neck with a guillotine arrow?

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 08:53:44 AM »
Seen Tred Barta do it on TV while the game is flying.  He missed a lot, he did hit one though. 

Are you talking flying or on the ground?
 
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 09:40:31 AM »
Would probably be shooting at things on the ground. Id be worried about a stray arrow hitting something I wouldn't want it to if I miss on a flying bird

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 09:42:22 AM »
I have never done it but I have seen it done. I know most guys use different arrows with bigger fletching and such to slow them down. I think it would be fun but frustrating as well. Keep us posted if you actually try it.
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 09:42:37 AM »
Geese are darned sturdy. I would advise against it with possible ethical objections.  :dunno:
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 09:43:00 AM »
I saw the same one with Tred doing it....he was using a longbow with floo floo fletching.....he missed a bunch of course but when he hit one he was stoked as always.

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 09:43:10 AM »
I know it's a field tip, but...
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 09:43:41 AM »
 :yike: THat looks painful :yike:
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 11:01:04 AM »
I have done it as many others.  What I used was a broadhead with a four prong wire like judo head behind it.  It absolutely destroys the goose.  It goes no ware really fast.  The biggest problem is getting your arrow if you miss. 

This is really fun...
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 11:07:31 AM »
That's not fair Piano - people circulate similar pics of deer every year all over the web trying to say bowhunting is unethical .....

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 11:28:06 AM »
Geese are darned sturdy. I would advise against it with possible ethical objections.  :dunno:
Shot with a target arrow without fletches.  I doubt this was done by a hunter.  More likely shot by a homeowner that's tired of poop on his dock. 

I've killed a couple geese with a standard hunting arrow tipped with a hunting broadhead.  They were not flying though.

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 11:29:47 AM »
Some 16 year old did that with a cross bow I bet.
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 11:41:22 AM »
We have hunted birds with our bows for awhile. Do not use field points get some good cheap broadheads. Flu flu arrows will be your friend as long as you can shoot them out of whatever rest you are using.
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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 12:12:04 PM »
I could see how flu flu feathers would be nice if you were shooting at them in flight but would you want them for ground shots?

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Re: Goose hunting with a bow?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 12:28:52 PM »
If you could get them to land that would be best. There is a few groups I know that get them to land, they hunt from pit blinds and do pretty good.
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