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I'm interested in doing the early season goose hunt.
As I understand it you cannot hunt them over water during the early season hunt rather you must hunt over fields.
Does anyone know any farmers that would like to have a couple of hunters harvest a few geese from their fields? We would certainly be willing to share our harvest with the farmer.

Please email me at [email protected] with any tips/contact info.

Thanks!

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If you are new to goose hunting, let me just start by saying you better have deep pockets my friend. To hunt geese in a field you need lots of gear and permission. I live in the sussex area and hunt geese pretty hard every year, and a couple of the fields in whinch I use to have permission to hunt, the owners have had guys pay them for exsclusive rights to the fields. I have 3 dozen goose decoys and half dozen full body's couple of mojo mallards, 3 layout blinds and couple of flags. This is pretty much standard for field hunting, add that gear up and you are talking several thousand dollars. Not saying you cant whack a goose or two with a few dekes, but to have flocks work your spread you need gear! Good luck buddy on your quest, word of advice is start asking for permission in July!
 

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If you are new to goose hunting, let me just start by saying you better have deep pockets my friend. To hunt geese in a field you need lots of gear and permission. I live in the sussex area and hunt geese pretty hard every year, and a couple of the fields in whinch I use to have permission to hunt, the owners have had guys pay them for exsclusive rights to the fields. I have 3 dozen goose decoys and half dozen full body's couple of mojo mallards, 3 layout blinds and couple of flags. This is pretty much standard for field hunting, add that gear up and you are talking several thousand dollars. Not saying you cant whack a goose or two with a few dekes, but to have flocks work your spread you need gear! Good luck buddy on your quest, word of advice is start asking for permission in July!
I'm not looking at limiting out. If I can get one or two I will be very happy. I may just hire an outfitter or head to PEI. Would be cheaper than what you describe above and the Outfitter will do all the work plus house and feed me!
 

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I'm not looking at limiting out. If I can get one or two I will be very happy. I may just hire an outfitter or head to PEI. Would be cheaper than what you describe above and the Outfitter will do all the work plus house and feed me!
Yeah like I said you may be able to get a few no prob being at the right place at the right time, hey its hunting. Outfitter would be the best way to try it out and see if you like it with out spending a fortune.
 

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All I have is 6 field decoys and hunt small fields and I've got my limit lots of times . Sure a big spread is great but a small one works just as well for me . You just got set up where the geese want to be .
 

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All I have is 6 field decoys and hunt small fields and I've got my limit lots of times . Sure a big spread is great but a small one works just as well for me . You just got set up where the geese want to be .
Completely agree, you can have thousands of dollars worth of gear and never shoot a goose if you set up in the wrong place, same goes for ducks ive seen guys set several dozens of decoys and never fire a shot, where ive shot limits over 6 decoys, and myself have had what i thought to be a great lookin spread and a great lookin spot but the birds just didn't agree and would head somewhere else for some unknown reason, be it feed, shelter from weather, security or just for kicks..thats where scouting comes in real handy
 

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If you are new to goose hunting, let me just start by saying you better have deep pockets my friend. To hunt geese in a field you need lots of gear and permission. I live in the sussex area and hunt geese pretty hard every year, and a couple of the fields in whinch I use to have permission to hunt, the owners have had guys pay them for exsclusive rights to the fields. I have 3 dozen goose decoys and half dozen full body's couple of mojo mallards, 3 layout blinds and couple of flags. This is pretty much standard for field hunting, add that gear up and you are talking several thousand dollars. Not saying you cant whack a goose or two with a few dekes, but to have flocks work your spread you need gear! Good luck buddy on your quest, word of advice is start asking for permission in July!
Bearhunter,

Any idea what they guys are paying for rights to the fields down in your area. We have some fields here is the Fredericton area that outfitters have tried to pay the farmers for them but fortunatly we have been hunting these fields for sometime and the farmer turned them down and only lets us hunt them. Going out of ones way to clean up empty shells and as many wads as possible has really helped us I think. We also have an extra blind for the farmer to hunt with us if he wants. I'm sure though its only a matter of time that some bigger money is offered.
 

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Bearhunter,

Any idea what they guys are paying for rights to the fields down in your area. We have some fields here is the Fredericton area that outfitters have tried to pay the farmers for them but fortunatly we have been hunting these fields for sometime and the farmer turned them down and only lets us hunt them. Going out of ones way to clean up empty shells and as many wads as possible has really helped us I think. We also have an extra blind for the farmer to hunt with us if he wants. I'm sure though its only a matter of time that some bigger money is offered.
Here in cornhill and area there are lots of fields you can ask for permission, but you better get to the farmers and ask befor some of the big money outfitters get there they shmoos the farmers with bribes of lobster and such. But who can blame them. Most of the farmers are not hunters, but would take a goose if offered .Always good to clean up your shells and yes wads I personally clean up a pile of shells and other debre every year that is left by erresponsible so called hunters .
 

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Here in cornhill and area there are lots of fields you can ask for permission, but you better get to the farmers and ask befor some of the big money outfitters get there they shmoos the farmers with bribes of lobster and such. But who can blame them. Most of the farmers are not hunters, but would take a goose if offered .Always good to clean up your shells and yes wads I personally clean up a pile of shells and other debre every year that is left by erresponsible so called hunters .
On top of that ^ there are fewer and fewer farmers every year in business.
 

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Is there anyone from Moncton or within an hours drive that is looking for another person or would let another person tag along on a couple hunts? I don't have a lot of equipment yet but as soon as my finances allow it I will have more.
 
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