I'm fairly new to goose hunting (I'm a bow hunter) and I hunt with a few guys that are equally as new. We all live and hunt in the north east metro about an hour from Minneapolis. Being new to the sport, our goose calling needs some work. Does anyone know of someone that gives goose calling lessons? The lessons don't need to be in the northeast metro, we can travel.
Hey every one,
my old lohman wood duck finally bit the big one, so I am in the market for realistic sounding wood duck call. My old lohman would stop woodies in their tracks, but I heard the duck commander wood duck call and it sounded off. Please let me know what you use and how it work thank you.
10/11/16 Central MN
Decent first three weekends of the waterfowl season in central MN. Been water hunting only so far, on permanent water. Ducks are dispersed with all the temporary flood water around from all the rain. Crops are slowly coming out, will probably be behind schedule due to wet conditions. We have harvested mallards, wood ducks, BWT, GWT, shovelers, pintails, redheads, ringnecks, ruddy ducks,and Canada geese so far. Locals the first two weekends, but the cold front last week move a lot of local ducks out and a few new birds moved in out of ND and Canada. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
Any bird reports from the South end???
Just wondering if anyone is seeing anything flying or loafing. I am coming up for the weekend to do some maintenance on my parents place. Trying to decide what to haul up there. I know what I saw a month ago, but a lot can change in a short time on big water.
People with eyes on conditions helps.
With all the ducks I am seeing next weekend should be a fun time. I am going to be chasing Ducks in the morning and deer in the evening. I am jacked up for this duck season. My cousins husband said we will be doing more diver hunts this year. I am thinking I will hunt my dad's pond opening morning, because I will be deer hunting the field that afternoon.
It is about time to start scouting for deer. I have been seeing lots of deer hitting bean fields. The deer have been using a trail near the pond at my dads and this is good for me seeing I can hunt on the down wind side of this trail. Is anyone starting to get the itch to sit in a stand waiting for deer to come by?
The oats and wheat field are be harvested and the geese are starting to fly around looking for the harvested ones.
I have been looking for ducks and have been finding a good number of wood ducks, teal, and mallards around for now.
I will be getting some practice time in with the crossbow, so I am ready for the first day of deer season. I should get out and shoot some trap as well with the shotgun to get ready for the goose season.
Welcome to FM @bigpunfun
You should also try the Vermilion- Virginia Forum.
Someone looking at this will hopefully help you out.
Have fun and please be sure to come back and let us know how you do. Pics are awesome too.
From where it is, I would guess ATT if anything.
(zoom in and enter zip code for that area. Cook is 55723 so that's a start. Looks like ATT has coverage. Tmobile roams on ATT.
I've personally spent years catching crappie with minnows.
Usually I will drop a dead stick with a minnow and jig another line with a waxie. Have similar luck on each rod.
Always depends on what the fish want of course. I like to give them the most options.
Heading to the Virginia Mn area Ice fishing in a few weeks. I've fished the Duluth area most of my life but finally spreading out a bit.
Not hoping to get anyones "spot".
How are ice conditions? Anywhere to stay away from safety wise?
Any dead lakes that would be a waste of my time on a limited trip?