Hey, how do you do up at stokes? Last time up there they only allowed waterfowl hunting way in the back of the lake. Have they changes the rules for hunting there yet?
Have you hunted the fields along the delaware?
I have two places along the Deleware river I intend to try this year. I am relativly inexperienced at water fowl hunting and have had limited success.
One thing I found is that hunting with decoys on fields in Sept is difficult because it is hard to find a place they can see the decoys over the vegitation.
The two places on the Deleware I am going to try are backwaters where I can put out floating decoys. On place is near Paquhary Flats between the Jersy bank and an island...I think Poxono Island. The other is a backwater with a whirlpool upstream from the Milford Bridge. A flotation vest is needed to wade here.
There are other places that seem good, but require a boat(which I don't have): Paulinskill Lake(Paulinskill WMA); Green Turtle Pond (in Wanaque WMA); Kasmir Pond ( in Waywayanda State Park).
Does anyone know if they allow waterfowl hunting on Waywayanda Lake in the back past the big island?
The big problem early season on state waters is the fishermen. They know your set up hunting but will still drift within the decoy spread. Or the yahoos come racing up on the decoys to make them fly. LOL never had one take off LOL
I'll set decoys in high gr [no swearing please] ( 2ft) fields the geese still come in. Granted most shots will be passing the spread but some come right in!
For the guys who are just starting goose hunting it's ALL ABOUT LOCATION!!!!
Stokes is ok it is just p [no swearing please] shooting before they hit the pond where you cant hunt in most of the time i get two or three geese a day sometimes we get none but thats hunting.
Like Bob said i have tried a few places but since the weather is still nice there are fishermen and boaters everywhere.
Drag is right, there should be a year round season for those effin geese. I won't take my kid to the local park because of them. There is a pond about an acre or so in size in this park, but there is goose crap ALL OVER. It sucks! Problem is, what do you do with the damn things once you shoot them. They are worthless when it comes to table fare.
Not trying to open a can of worms but the deer are as bad as geese IMO. They crap over my lawn, rec. fields where people play. They are eating the same chem lawns as the geese. Plus almost every deer is carrying lymes too. I'm ALL hunting them year round.
My wife is ready to knock a few deer off the lawn. Now they are coming up 6 steps on to the porch for the flower boxes LOL. geese never did that LOL
anyone that want to go let me know, I know a few places on the delaware that we can go hunt, and it would benefit me cause i have a Pa and Nj license, and Pa's goose season starts the 1st of Sept. The areas I Hunt are in Harmony, Warren County