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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

Today I tried my bean field spot, that I have had good success with over the past week. Yesteday they tilled my field over. I seen a couple hundred geese fly over today, none of which showed any intrest in my decoys. Is a tilled field worthless? I know it should be allright once we get some snow on the ground!! Any thoughts?

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Ray Esboldt

Jimmy,

I love tilled corn fields, but I can't say I have ever hunted a tilled bean field. I've killed geese out of beans, but when corn fields are an option it is pretty tough to compete.

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Stratosman

My dad has been hunting his brothers tilled corn, and like Ray said, it has been dymamite. Had probably 2 thousand mallards on friday feeding in it, less each consecutive day, but still very good hunting. I havn't made it out between bowhunting and with the weather today I went fishing instead, but they got some tonight even with the bluebird skies. Field hunting is a blast. Tough decisions this time of year.

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fish4cats

In my experiences I will say that tilled corn is by far the best, but I have had excellent success in tilled beans also.

I think with the right combination of decoys(especially #'s this time of year) and calling you can bring birds into gun range in any field. I have even hunted alfalfa or wheat this time of year and had success. It is all about presentation to the birds. With this spell of cold weather lately I think the #'s game plays a big role in bringing in birds. We use about 125 full bodies and 200 silies this time of year. Hope this helps.

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Flick

Seems like birds like using un-tilled beans much more over tilled beans. Cant say I've ever found a big feed in a tilled bean field.

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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

well who knows. I tried the same tilled field tonight. I only seen six birds with the fog they came right to me cupped and tried to land. Boom Boom and my hunt was all over.

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