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Goose hunting opportunities abound in Oklahoma

In winter, there's a large amount of geese to be had, especially Canade geese.
BY JEFF PUCKETT, For The Oklahoman Published: January 12, 2013
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/articleid/3745657/1/pictures/1927038">Photo - Bo, a yellow Labrador, sits among a goose decoy spread in a western Oklahoma wheat field, waiting for the shooting to begin. Photo provided
Bo, a yellow Labrador, sits among a goose decoy spread in a western Oklahoma wheat field, waiting for the shooting to begin. Photo provided

As we waited for the sun to rise and the geese to awake and go looking for a place to eat breakfast, we wondered if our decoys would attract any hungry birds.

Our question if there were any geese in the area was answered not long after sunrise when a lone Canada goose flew into the decoys.

Several minutes later, I spotted a pair flying toward the decoys. The birds were flying low and slow, just the way you like them.

When they got to the spread, they turned and revealed themselves to be sandhill cranes. I had my sandhill crane permit and soon the birds were being retrieved by my yellow Labrador, Bo.

Geese continued to fly for the next several hours as flocks filled the sky. By morning's end, we had bagged two sandhill cranes and 16 geese, not bad for a morning afield in a state not known for its waterfowling.

Goose season remains open statewide through Feb. 10. The hunting season on sandhill cranes, open only west of I-35, closes Jan. 20.


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