Don’t let some of the best waterfowl hunting pass you by! The ponds are frozen but goose numbers are at their peak in eastern NE and the one constant is that each afternoon they have to eat.
Field hunting is a lot of fun and a bit easier than trying set up on the ponds IMHO. The key is to do your scouting and find the roosting ponds and watch where birds are feeding whey they lift off the pond in the afternoon. Mark the spot and get permission from the landowner (or at the least from an adjacent landowner). Get in the field with your decoys in early noon-1pm time frame and set up for one heck of a volley. Some hunters set out a spread that would make Jeff Foiles blush while others keep it simple with a half dozen full body Canada decoys. Spend some time feathering in your layout blind and wait. Usually around 3-430 P.M. they will leave the roost and head to the fields to eat. Be there and be ready because when it happens it can be feast for about 15 minutes and then famine.
Don’t forget you and your buddies need to respect their safe zones of fire and watch those muzzles!
Get Em’ Out There