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Guided Canadian Goose Hunt: Dec 15 Aurora

I'm booking a trip for Saturday, Dec 15th. We meet at Harner's Pancake House (10 W State St, North Aurora,IL 60542-1620) at 88 and IL 31/56 (Fox River). Call for meet up time but I think it's 5am.

Cost is $150/person. 50% deposit to hold a reservation. I'm told we'll be out of the blind before noon and likely before 10:30am. This is a guided hunt in a heated blind. Guide provides dogs, decoys, calls and transport from Harner's to the blind.

Four persons in each blind (there are multiple blinds). I have 2 booked now. To book, call the number on this website and ask to be added to Kevin & Matt's blind then send in a check for $75 to hold the reservation.

http://www.comekillgeese.com/BOOKAHUNT.html

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Thanks God somebody's hunting those birds. Start in Schaumburg please.
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Ya, Kevin & Matt.

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I will know for sure after our hunt on Dec 1st
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It would be great to do both. I plan on cooking one hellofa Christmas dinner.

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Ok, this place is legit. Guides are great. They called all morning. birds were flying like mosquitos. The blinds are pits and they are well built, backhowed, slider doors, benches, and dozens of decoys. each blind had a dog and that saved a lot of time.

We knocked down 2 birds in the 1st 20 min. The rain showed things down but as we were pulling out we got another 3. I'd do this again for sure.

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Ok, this place is legit. Guides are great. They called all morning. birds were flying like mosquitos. The blinds are pits and they are well built, backhowed, slider doors, benches, and dozens of decoys. each blind had a dog and that saved a lot of time.

We knocked down 2 birds in the 1st 20 min. The rain showed things down but as we were pulling out we got another 3. I'd do this again for sure.
How different was it from the duck hunting? Obviously you got more birds, but in general?

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Well, the duck hunt had the duck essentially approaching us from the side as they landed so you got 2 or 3 shots at a landing attempt.

The geese cam down right in front of us. They are also a lot slower. The target was nearly impossible to miss with wings spread out full and leg extended just about 15 feet from the holes.

You'd do your best to look through the cracks in the doors but you just needed to wait until the guide told you to slide the doors back and take a shot. He would be calling them from inside the pit while looking through a decoy with holes in it. You'd know the direction you should look by the direction the guide was facing.

They came a lot closer to us than the ducks.

Here is a picture of our daily take. Like I said, we would probably have maxed out by 9:30am if it hadn't been for an increasingly hard rain.



The picture below isn't our crew but it gives you an idea of the pits.

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