In Maryland, we let the geese really "commit" before taking the shot. Guess how far one lucky goose was off the ground?
It's all about having the right food, on the right day, in the right wind. Debating over who's wearing MAX-4HD and who's wearing Mossy Oak Duck Blind is pretty silly. Just stay still and don't call if you're not confident with your calling skills.
The setup - 8 dozen silhouettes and 3 dozen fullbodies
We were set up well before sunrise and due to an incoming cold front (set for about noon), the birds were antsy, but not moving off of the nearby salt creek. Around 8:30am, they started moving in pairs and triples, and headed right for our setup. We got our first larger flock (8) around 9:00am, and shot horribly, only killing two birds. After punishing a few more singles and doubles, we got the first big push - about 30 geese swirling over the blind and the decoy spread. We allowed most of the flock to leave, and let a few land in the spread, before finishing out our bag limit with the few stragglers trying to land, about 25 yards out and 3 feet up in the air.
It was a great morning, and went easier than any hunt really should. I can't wait to go back!