I'm supposed to go hunting for geese this weekend on a buddys orchard and I was wondering if u guys had any tips on cleanin them and if a 20 gauge or a 22 would be better
I don't know the law is up here but since they are on private property and in an orchard I could claim they are destroying property?they are eating the fruit from his trees and that's why he called me22 is illegal here in Missouri unless they are destroying property that is. As to cleaning em....can't help ya.
Same in NH. Migratory waterfowl are the same in every state. Waterfowl stamps are 31.00 at the post office. To late to get one now.The Goose is covered under the Federal Migratory Water Fowl Act. You must have a Federal Stamp an LEG stamp and use steel shot. Rifles are prohibited for taking geese that is the rules in the Rocky Mtns.
Maybe you know how to avoid the Federal Regs.?
I just breast them. Slit under the breast bone and work up. Peel the skin and feathers off. Make decent cutlets, better stewed.Listen to John_Deer as how to pluck these things, however should you decide to dry pluck them make sure you have a least a case of beer and a big box of trash bags cuz you aint gonna freakin believe how many feathers and down those SOB's are wearing!
I like to use a 300 win mag after they land on you bait sight so u get like 200 in a row 1 shot lmao, serious tho hell no you dont use a damn 22 what the hell are u annie oakley or what??? A 20 guage is also very light for geese, go with good steel shot from a 12 or some black cloud out of a 10 that really whomps um good. Geese are nasty tho greasy boogers, but the make awesome jerkey.Wild geese come under federal jursidiction. So, any rifle is not legal to hunt them even on private land. They can only be hunted during the seasons set aside for them and bag limits apply. A federal and most likely a state migratory bird hunting stamp is also required along with a shot gun no larger than 10 gauge not capable of holding 3 shots at one time, using an approved non-toxic shot.
As for eating them, there are many great recipes and they are fine eating. Google is your friend.
Yup I have 3 in the freeze from this yr, another tripple, nm, co, wy. All good bulls 6x6 ,6x7, 6x6 all right in the 330 class nuthin huge this yr. But all good bulls an the best table fare of all.The only way I would eat a goose is if there were no elk. Elk is the best meat. Out here in the Big Country they sell cows and eat Elk.