You can still hunt geese during the month of April, so we’re here to provide you with a few tips to help you get the most out of this time. Geese are similar to many other birds when it comes to hunting, but there are also a few unique differences. Whether you’ve never gone goose hunting before or you’ve tried and haven’t had much success, you can make use of the following tips.
Any time you go hunting, you need to come prepared with the right tools. This is especially true when it comes to geese. For starters, you should have at least one goose call with you, if not multiple styles. If the geese you are hunting aren’t responding to a certain type of call, it’s always good to have a backup.
A common mistake that beginner geese hunters make is moving too much. There should be as little movement as possible, ideally none, until the shot is called. Looking up at the geese can also draw attention, so wearing face masks is ideal. Think of it this way: if you’re looking up and can see the geese, they can probably see you too.
Did you know that geese tend to lie down in cold weather? While this shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the rest of the year, it’s something to keep in mind. You should mimic this with your decoys, otherwise geese may know something is off if you’re hunting on a cold day.
Follow these tips and you should be well on your way to getting your first goose!