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.
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...