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Just had a guided snow goose hunt that went very poorly on the shore...owner put us on the X, but we had the worst guide in the history of waterfowl hunting.
Really looking forward to this saturday.  We got the same guide we had last year, and he was amazing. Hope to run into some of you guys out there.  I'll be the 30 year old wearing camo.  hahaha
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who was your guide for the church of god hunt ?
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Just curious, if you were on the X how bad could the snow goose guide have been?  Forgot batteries for the e-caller?  Didn't call the shot right?

Snow geese are just a pain in the neck.  I don't fool with them myself, but it always sounds to me like you get one decent hunt out of every four or five times you go on average.
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Just curious, if you were on the X how bad could the snow goose guide have been?  Forgot batteries for the e-caller?  Didn't call the shot right?

Snow geese are just a pain in the neck.  I don't fool with them myself, but it always sounds to me like you get one decent hunt out of every four or five times you go on average.


I would hope he forgot the whole e caller... Since they are illegal during this time....

Sounds like a DOA hunt to me lol.

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Your odds of winning RND's shotgun are better than shooting snow geese!!!
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I will be there along with three other guys from work.  This is our first time going and really pumped about going.  I have heard good things about this event and pete has given me some info on what happens.  Probably going to stay over in kent island or Grasonville Friday night since I will be traveling from carroll county.  Good luck to those going, weather looks good.
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You're in for a great time.  I don't know how they pull this event off, but they do a great job of it.

As for the snow hunt, we had the absolute worst guide I've ever expierienced.  This guy could'nt call a shot to save his life.  When the big group came in, at least 10,000 birds, he had us all facing the wrong way, so we only saw the very edge of the tornado out of our periphial vision.  He broke his own rules over and over, decoys would fall down, and he would'nt get up to fix them, or if he did, he took his sweet sweet time doing it, even though there were birds in the air around us.  He had his stupid black lab just standing there in the spread...even told us to shoot at swans.
I emailed the owner this past Monday.  He has until next Monday to at least respond to me and then I'm not going to be so worried about telling people about it.  It could have been an amazing hunt...the owner had us right on the X.  The guide ruined it.  I know snows are fickle, but the birds were not the problem.  They were cooperating like some kind of a dream...
Also, yeah there was no E-Caller : )
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I'll be there!!! First goose hunt with my son too!!  I'll be the lady in camo [cool] with my 10yr old boy and my mini-hunter (5yr old). 

Are we wearing name tags?? Lol! 

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Yeah, I wasn't fishing for a violation, I just remembered that was a complaint someone had last year, I guess it was in the late season. 

Now that I think about it, I have only been on a handful of "professionally guided" hunts in my life, usually as a guest of someone else that bought the hunt at a DU banquet, and once was a snow goose hunt.  After putting out a few thousand decoys and lying on a frozen field for 3 hours without picking up a gun, they found a small field they could hunt which the birds were not using, but they were trading overhead.  So the plan was to line up along a hedgerow and take loooong passing shots. We didn't have any decoys to set up, so I can only guess the guide was trying to be nice and give some older guys a ride out to the hedgerow.  He drove across the field, and buried the truck up to the axles about 50 yards from the hedgerow.  That kept the birds at satellite height, but we actually scratched down a few.....  and then the big tractor showed up and they spent half an hour dragging the truck out and trying not to get stuck themselves.   Oh, well.
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I know you weren't, but that's what I heard happened last year on the youth day.

The guided hunt you describe also sounds like a DOA hunt.... Lol.

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My DOA experience was very similar. He yelled at us for setting up decoys incorrect, faced us the wrong way, kicked his dog, called us pussies for not wanting to run through the woods and jump shoot the snows. Absolute disaster.
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how many people are  involved in this hunt ?  



I was asked to take a group of hunters out for a church group tomorrow, maybe part of this event ?  the fella im guiding for said its a big church event .
I was involved in it last year as well, had a great time, met some new people, and finished it off with an 8 man limit of geese.



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I was asked to take a group of hunters out for a church group tomorrow, maybe part of this event ?  the fella im guiding for said its a big church event .
I was involved in it last year as well, had a great time, met some new people, and finished it off with an 8 man limit of geese.



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Jay there were close to 900 guns last year

How billy gets it done is a miricale in itself
My group will be there.
About a dozen of us half from MWC

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It really is quite amazing how Billy does it.  To be honest, I don't know how they're even making money...$50 is so cheap.  The lunch alone is worth that much!
Thought I had the same guide as last year, but that was incorrect.  Not sure where I'll even be tomorrow morning, but to be honest, I'm not to worried about it.

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Conditions look almost ideal for tomorrow. NW wind at 15, cold but not too cold. I predict mucho goose slaying. Good luck. I'll be in Tunis Mills area.
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Conditions look almost ideal for tomorrow. NW wind at 15, cold but not too cold. I predict mucho goose slaying. Good luck. I'll be in Tunis Mills area.
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I hope that front rolls in tonight and puts some cloud cover over the moon. I was hunting in Dorchester this morning across from Black water, and the geese were flying back to the refuge in the hour before sunrise... they were feeding all nite in the field we drove through; funny, I am use to bumping geese with a boat in the dark, it is odd to do with a truck
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Big Moon, gonna be a tough hunt tomorrow.
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Conditions look almost ideal for tomorrow. NW wind at 15, cold but not too cold. I predict mucho goose slaying. Good luck. I'll be in Tunis Mills area.
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no, just hunting with a friend.

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Wish these geese would start flying
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Conditions look almost ideal for tomorrow. NW wind at 15, cold but not too cold. I predict mucho goose slaying. Good luck. I'll be in Tunis Mills area.
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no, just hunting with a friend.


My buddy cancelled. Watching geese across the street from my house. They walkedfrom the pond to the field. Very litte shooting from nearby impoundments and field blinds. Seen very few in the air as i work outside this morning.

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whew,   what a day!

I met my party of six at the Chestertown fire department at 6:45 this morning, we hit it off and were telling jokes within seconds of meeting one another. our little convoy made its way north through Chestertown. our hunting destination was barely one mile from the main light in town. the seven of us and Reggie "the dog" walked out to the pit that we would be hiding in for the day, while standing in front of the pit, one fella asked, how far is it from here to that road, meaning 213 ?  I replied, between 125 to 150 yds. lol, that fella was concerned about my ability to bring the birds in with all the traffic so close. I told him , NO WORRIES,  the only concern I had was that big bright moon we had last night. another fella was concerned about the monster rig and small army of guys that were set up behind us,  and the guys hunting the small sanctuary in front of us ! lol  I told them if they wanted to be concerned, then they should be concerned about leverton`s sanctuary across the way, it holds several thousand geese on a daily basis, but that can be a good thing, IF THEY LEAVE IT TO FEED !

geese flew like there was no full moon, I called and called, I flagged and flagged, I was silent at times, I flagged and flagged, I called and called, I flagged and called, I called and flagged........   no one thing did it , but as always, they wanted noise and a lot of it.  one single came in to just the flag without a call, everything else pushed me to my limits with the call, if I let up for more then a few seconds , they would slide off !

we rolled out our seven man limit,  I haven't worked that hard to get the birds in , in years, im totally spent, I think one of my lungs is out there in the been field, my lips are chapped, my face is wind burned, my arms are on fire and I loved every minute of it, I hope I get the call next year !


the big rig behind us killed 5 birds , the group hunting the small sanctuary got one bird, so I feel lucky, or maybe the correct word would be    " Blessed "   to have gotten 14 birds over my hand made silo`s.
can barely hold my eyes open, gonna get a hot shower, make a hot cup of coffee , and doze off in my recliner . 

what a day !  


                           thanks Will,



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First off I would like to thank billy for his tireless work and effort put into this event, how he does it I don't know.  Thank you to the Easton church of God for this event and to Guy Pilli who was the land owner who put us on the birds and is a great person for doing this.  A group of 4 of us from work went and this was our first time doing is event.  We have now decided that this will be a yearly thing for us.

Here is our rundown of the days events.  Midweek billy put me in contact with the land owner and we worked out the details, as it turns out the place we were to hunt is about 1.5 miles from where we normally hunt and have seen birds bypass us and go right to his place.  To find this out I was excited.  My group meet at Kent Island Fire Dept at 530am and from there we traveled to our place that we were to hunt.  Pulling into our hunting place we were met by the land owner who gave us a very warm welcome and gave us the run down of where we were going to hunt.  As a group we help set out decoys and got things ready in the blind.  After sun rise it was then we really found out what an awesome place we were at.  The land own spoke with us like he had known us for years and the story telling started and it was on from there.  About 830 the birds started to fly our way, most of the birds that came to us were quiet and did not need much calling to bring in.  My buddy brought his dog and she was great in the blind and even better retrieving the downed birds.  At the end of the hunt we each ended up with a goose.  After helping pick up and put stuff away we traveled to Easton for lunch which was great.

Since we did not have our daily limit we decided to hunt the afternoon.  We watched geese land in other fields.  At the end of the day I was cold, face was wind burned, and hands felt like crap I couldn't have asked for a better day than to hunt with a great group of friends.  After getting home and a hot shower I was in bed by 9pm.  I look forward to this event again.  Again a big thanks goes out to the Easton church of god, billy and land owner Guy.  See ya next year
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We had a great time as well even with not one shot fired....  Food and fellowship was awesome as usual.  What a great event.  God is great.

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