Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
carpshooterdeluxe

fergus falls goose numbers?

11 posts in this topic

is there any website or organization that keeps track of goose numbers around fergus falls? hunting up that way in a few weeks and just curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You wouldn't believe it if I could explain it. My buddy goes through there about once a week and he said numbers have been building through the last few weeks. He said if was rediculous on Saturday. I can't wait to hunt over there in a couple weeks!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its a good idea to post where geese are at on the internet. Lets see how many people we can get to come to Fergus to shoot geese.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Poutpro. No use to get bent out of shape dude! Just because its posted doesn't mean that everyone will be coming over your way. Besides people still have to find places to hunt, which is a hard thing to do. They still call it hunting and not shooting.

Chill!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There truly are an astonishing number of geese in and around Fergus Falls. Most of them are downtown. The rest of them are on the Orwell Res. About 17 of them are out wandering about where you MIGHT get a shot at them. Just keep in mind that you are the 6000th guy to shoot at that 17 in the past month.

Whooop de doo.....go for it killer. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah im not trying to "internet scout"....just curious if theres a weekly count like they do at lac qui parle refuge or bigstone refuge, places like that. those numbers are posted on websites weekly as the season warrants, but never heard of any official tally for fergus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought that the whole area around Fergus was a state goose refuge. What exactly does that mean. I was hunting south of orwell res in a wma and passed on an easy two-fer because I wasn't sure. Can you or cant you shoot geese within that zone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you can hunt geese in that zone if you have permission or there is public waters within that zone.. just make sure to read the regulations on season dates and where your hunting...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well we had plenty of action on saturday. hunted right ouside town on a nice sandbar setup. 23 birds yesterday, but it seems as if alot of them either decided to hide on the river and not fly or bugged out, because we didnt even see a goose this morning. it was pretty funny to see guys snowplowing fields out to expose stubble and entice birds to the hill tops.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you by any chance see the guys who dumped three or four garbage bags full of goose carcasses in a ditch near Fergus Falls? Breasted 'em out and then tossed the bags out on the roadwauy I guess. Do you guys still wonder why so many Americans are becoming fed up with "sportsmen" and "hunters". C'mon guys. Clean it up. Think. Only thing worse was the poor crippled up coyote people saw trying to get across a frozen lake after some heros apparently blasted it with their AR's while riding snowmobiles. Keep it up boys and there will be NO hunting faster than you think!

Before you go flame crazy, remember-I'm on the side of decent, ethical sportsmen. Oh...and I am not after the guys posting here. just seemed appropriate place to post it. No question there is lots of goose hunting around FFM! wink.gif

Thank you and good night. confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it sucks when stuff like that happens. all our geese were so frozen that we couldnt clean them till we got home and thawed them out a little infront of the sunflower heater. i guess geese tend to freeze when its 15 below! as far as the yote goes; im sure that the guys on the sleds will get whats coming to them; the dnr really went after guys doing that last winter in western minnesota.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Lindy rig with 1/2 crawler! 15' to 19' depth. Cliff
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      I second Crooked Lake. Super clear water too. I kayaked in there recently and was amazed at how many sunnies are in there. First calm wind day I get I'm gonna get the yak in there and bring my flyrod. 
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      I woke up early Saturday tired and letting all the excuses in my head convince me to go back to bed. Cold front, high winds, clear skies. Screw it, I'm going anyway!   Glad I did. The wind was rough for yak fishing but I found them stacked right off a weedline and caught 7 bass within an hour on a stretch less than 75 yds.    Ended the day with the pig of a bass pictured and a nice Pike for dinner. Once the sun came out and warmed up the water I got action on the flats. That's where the big bass and pike came from. 8 bass total, one nice pike, a few short strikes on the flats. Wind sucked and what the heck is up with needing a sweater on the first weeked of Summer?!?! I'm not in the South anymore haha.
    • Cret Jigs
      This bass likes 50F weather and a Senkos 
    • osok
      Despite the occasional rain shower and relentless wind, had a great day on Fish Lake. Decent sized pan fish,  several out of slot, and 3 "eaters"  Walleyes were caught . The kids and wife all caught fish at a pace that kept me busy baiting, netting..(repeat) for a few hours. Not only was I fueling the addiction, but gaining points for future fishing trips. The only low point was when we went "Island exploring", someone was either in a hurry or just completely selfish and left their campsite garbage strewn to the point that it filled a 13 gal garbage bag.  
    • curt quesnell
    • fishingstar
      I use a big zip tie that will slide on and off.
    • OhioVike
      Nice catch Cliff. Were you rigging or bobbering?
    • hayseed
      Probably not what your wanting to hear,  but I bit the bullet for an LX High speed transducer a couple years ago for my LX-6. Run it a couple times before removing it from my boat and going with a Lowrance. I found that on plane I frequently lost sonar and hard to see in bright sun. Hard to eliminate the excess noise as well. Ended up taking a real hard beating on getting rid of it also. Just my opinion, but I recommend checking out the Garmin Strikers or comparable Lowrance instead for the money. Love my LX for the ice, but it will remain my ice unit. 
    • ZachD
      How did you do?