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The skunk is off!

Postby Throbbin Rods » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:46 am

Headed up on the Connecticut River with a friend yesterday. There was no shortage of birds in the air. We were able to take a goose each . Most flocks appeared to be local birds but after a long lull I called in a single and shot it, and immediately a flock of easily 80-90 birds got up about 800 yards upriver and flew. I'm thinking those are the first migrants to the area.
We had out 6 floaters in various head configurations and a battery powered swimmer right on the bank of the river. I think the swimmer brought most of the groups for a second pass, but it was a bluebird day and not enough wind to put much action in the decoys.
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby Deltaman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 am

You got to spend a morning over decoys with a friend, and killed dinner! Good stuff TR, and glad you started the season off with a win :thumbsup:
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby Rick » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:51 am

I'm thinking that one goose is all I'd want to pick. Been my experience that shooting to many can spoil a day.
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:08 am

Glad you finally got into them.

Rick wrote:I'm thinking that one goose is all I'd want to pick. Been my experience that shooting to many can spoil a day.

One goose is more than I want to pick. Filet out the breasts and take the leg quarters. :thumbsup:

The breasts you can do all kinds of things with. The 4 I got last week are a mix of hot italian sausage and smoked jalapeno bologna.

The leg quarters will go in the crock pot with a coating of rib rub and are cooked until they fall off the bone. Then are eaten like pulled pork. I normally put it over rice with with some BBQ sauce.

Didn't take that long to process all 4. :thumbsup:
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby aunt betty » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am

He's talking about specks. Canada geese get made into jerky here. They're just not like a nice white-fronted goose.
You should shoot, pick, and bake one.
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 am

aunt betty wrote:He's talking about specks. Canada geese get made into jerky here. They're just not like a nice white-fronted goose.
You should shoot, pick, and bake one.

I have to shoot one first, which would actually require me to see one first when they are legal to shoot. :lol:

Rods better not have shot a speck :mrgreen:
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Re: The skunk is off!

Postby Rick » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:14 pm

My mom could make a Canada in a baking bag taste like good roast beef. But most of mine because BBQ sandwiches.
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