They really like the golf courses and parks. The game and park departments had some [park] predation hunts for a handful of years - kind of fun. But the geese learn that if they get blasted at the fringes - then move in to the picnic table areas.
I keep asking IF F&G to have a park / golf course / green grass / picnic table / before-people-wake-up-in-the-morning archery goose predation hunt - but so far they haven't bit on it. Makes sense to me - no shot raining down on local businesses or cars or joggers. And the geese here are big targets.
But I guess after a few get arrowed - they'd wise up quickly to that also.
Hoping to clobber some of the northern birds when they come down.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....