I had an excellent hunt today (1/25). I didn’t get out into the field until about 3:30pm and was all set by 4pm. I don’t think I was set up more that 15 minutes when I heard a lonesome honk out in front of me. When you’re hunting by yourself, that’s a great sound. Singles are great ways to fill a limit without educating an entire group. The goose circled a couple times before it fell right on in feet dangling down – I came out of the blind when the goose was about 10 ft off the ground and I don’t think it made it to 15ft – the goose worked into my decoy spread perfectly!
Second group came in about 15 min later and did a few passes, one goose actually landed about 10yrds from me, but I wanted to wait for the group to commit to hopefully double. They committed big time, right into my “c”. I raised up, put the bead on a goose and click! I quickly worked the safety back on then off again, found another goose & click! Panic! They were getting away now so I quickly pumped the gun once and ended up making good on that shot.
With one goose left to kill, I looked ahead to see about 15 geese with wings locked just about 200yrds out. They never thought twice, they sailed straight into my face with landing gear down. I picked a goose, squeezed the trigger, and that concluded what was an excellent late season hunt here in southwest MO.
Best of luck to you as well – just a few more days of season left here in MO so I’m trying to make the best of it!