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Old 10-15-2021, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Who Needs Argentina Dove When Youíve Got Arkansas Snow Geese

473 Snowgeese. Wow, what a shoot.

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Old 10-16-2021, 02:07 AM   #2
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Holy Cow!!!
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Old 10-16-2021, 03:01 AM   #3
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That’s a lot of geese!
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:18 AM   #4
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Do you realize how big the peice of bacon would have to be?

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:37 AM   #5
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Me. I need Argentina dove.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:46 AM   #6
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I watched the entire video. Awesome
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:54 AM   #7
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That’s insane
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:55 AM   #8
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Not bougie enough for you?
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:01 AM   #9
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Iím not really sure what that means, Iím just ready to take a trip. Dove hunting in South America. Fly fishingÖanywhere. COVID put a real damper on my travel plans, and now that travelingís starting to get a little easier, I am now drowning in obligations here at home. And not the kind that the revenue stream either.

Now that I look at it, itís a wonder Iím not depressed!
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:05 AM   #10
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:10 AM   #11
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Did y’all notice the extended magazine tubes on the shotguns?
Firing volley after volley. Too cool.
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:51 AM   #12
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My self I would 100% opt for dove hunt in Argentina. I am not bougie in any way, heck I don’t even eat at apple bees.
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:53 AM   #13
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My cousins in MO own half of an outfit that does those snow hunts. A long time ago they made a video. Here is the trailer.

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Old 10-16-2021, 11:18 AM   #14
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Did yíall notice the extended magazine tubes on the shotguns?
Firing volley after volley. Too cool.
Yep I noticed. Theyíre dumping 15 -20 birds per volley. Reminds me of Brazoria county in the early 70s. Geese by the millions. No more farming now on the coast.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:31 AM   #15
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My cousins in MO own half of an outfit that does those snow hunts. A long time ago they made a video. Here is the trailer.

Habitat Flats F5 Buried in Snows Offical Highlight Trailer - YouTube
Are you cousins with Tony or one of the other owners? (Or maybe Tony is just the face of the operation due to some notoriety?)

Me and some buds are looking at doing a hunt up there this year. Seems like a neat operation
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:36 AM   #16
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I’m trying to imagine the weight of those shotguns with a fully loaded tube.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:40 AM   #17
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Yep I noticed. Theyíre dumping 15 -20 birds per volley. Reminds me of Brazoria county in the early 70s. Geese by the millions. No more farming now on the coast.
Donít know if you ever hunted at Clements prison form back then but growing up in the 80s and even 90s goose hunting was great down there
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:48 AM   #18
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That looks like great fun! Amazing!
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:51 AM   #19
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At that point it’s like shooting a bunch of seagulls
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:01 PM   #20
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Are you cousins with Tony or one of the other owners? (Or maybe Tony is just the face of the operation due to some notoriety?)

Me and some buds are looking at doing a hunt up there this year. Seems like a neat operation
Yes, they are with Tony. They are Aaron and IRA McCauley, both VMDs. Iím not sure if Ira or Aaron guide anymore, but hell of nice guys to be around. Aaron had the state record bow kill for many years In MO.

Also, they have incredibly large mallard populations on their farms for regular season hunting. If you are interested in booking, cease the moment. They have regular customers so it may fill up fast.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:34 PM   #21
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Donít know if you ever hunted at Clements prison form back then but growing up in the 80s and even 90s goose hunting was great down there
You can drive by there all winter now and not see a goose. Itís a dang shame actually.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:38 PM   #22
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Donít know if you ever hunted at Clements prison form back then but growing up in the 80s and even 90s goose hunting was great down there
I grew up in Jones Creek in the 70s-80s and hunted, fished and ran trap lines on Clemens Unit. Kids with shotguns hunting with prisoner trustees. They were our decoy setters and bird boys. Good times.
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:16 PM   #23
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Iím trying to imagine the weight of those shotguns with a fully loaded tube.
Iím trying to imagine what the hell you do with that many birds that taste like spoiled liver !
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Old 10-16-2021, 02:18 PM   #24
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Iím trying to imagine what the hell you do with that many birds that taste like spoiled liver !
Feed the dogs for a year
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:40 PM   #25
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Iím trying to imagine what the hell you do with that many birds that taste like spoiled liver !
Well they did say that they are donated to hunters for the hungry programs.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:02 PM   #26
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Yep I noticed. Theyíre dumping 15 -20 birds per volley. Reminds me of Brazoria county in the early 70s. Geese by the millions. No more farming now on the coast.
Same thing around Winnie, remember having giant flocks flying over east chambers high school when we were in class on foggy mornings. Remember one time killing 50 geese before a high school basketball game, bed of the truck was full we were handing geese out to people after the game lol. That was around 2001, pretty much the end of an era around that time, down hill ever since.
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Old 10-17-2021, 02:00 AM   #27
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Tamales!
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:13 AM   #28
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Yep I noticed. Theyíre dumping 15 -20 birds per volley. Reminds me of Brazoria county in the early 70s. Geese by the millions. No more farming now on the coast.

Yepp. And Ducks Unlimited ruined waterfowl hunting for the coastal states with all the heated ponds and habitat they built in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. They donít make it that far south anymore.
I remember being able to shoot like that in Louisiana as a kid. I donít even bother anymore for one or two birds.


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Old 10-17-2021, 11:02 AM   #29
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Yep I noticed. Theyíre dumping 15 -20 birds per volley. Reminds me of Brazoria county in the early 70s. Geese by the millions. No more farming now on the coast.
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You can drive by there all winter now and not see a goose. Itís a dang shame actually.
I grew up in Alvin in the 70ís and 80ís and we always had geese all over. Hunted near Lane City and then Markham in the late 80ís and it was loaded with birds. Now living in Ft. Bend county you donít even hear geese at all much less see them anywhere. Weíve lost most of the agricultural and I also think the majority of the geese just donít make down this far anymore. Texas used to be the #1 rice producer, now it maybe AR or CA, what a shame.
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Old 10-17-2021, 01:46 PM   #30
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I grew up in Alvin in the 70ís and 80ís and we always had geese all over. Hunted near Lane City and then Markham in the late 80ís and it was loaded with birds. Now living in Ft. Bend county you donít even hear geese at all much less see them anywhere. Weíve lost most of the agricultural and I also think the majority of the geese just donít make down this far anymore. Texas used to be the #1 rice producer, now it maybe AR or CA, what a shame.
Improvements in harvesting efficiency (modern combines leave very little food in the fields), less agriculture as a whole, more pavement and homes all along the coast... I seriously doubt it has anything to do with heated ponds and other habitat development projects in the midwest. You couldn't artificially build or restore enough habitat in the central flyway to keep millions of birds from migrating south, if there were food and habitat for them in the Texas coastal prairies. Also the privatization of water rights in Texas has made it very expensive to farm rice, and no farmer is going to spend money they will never recover to flood fields just to retain waterfowl. I don't know whether or not water is such a costly commodity in Arkansas.
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Old 10-17-2021, 01:51 PM   #31
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I grew up in Alvin in the 70ís and 80ís and we always had geese all over. Hunted near Lane City and then Markham in the late 80ís and it was loaded with birds. Now living in Ft. Bend county you donít even hear geese at all much less see them anywhere. Weíve lost most of the agricultural and I also think the majority of the geese just donít make down this far anymore. Texas used to be the #1 rice producer, now it maybe AR or CA, what a shame.
When my dad was a teen growing up in Abbeville Louisiana they would hunt geese around Alvin. Thatís why we moved there when I was a kid. Flocks of geese would block out the sun and pintails buy the thousands. Me and my brother would just put out white paper plates in the back pasture and shoot pintails all morning. I think they were a 10 point duck back then. Those were the good old days to say the least.
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