Re:Evening Goose Hunting
There are much better goose hunters on here than me, so hopefully they'll chime in. But, personally speaking, I've found evening hunting in the early season to be just about useless for me. Might be different where you are though.
With resident birds on a pretty set pattern, if you're talking the last hour or two of daylight, the flight you're going to see more often than not is from a feeding or loafing spot to the roost. I've found that it usually happens after legal shooting time.
If you're talking late afternoon, you might stand a better chance at decoying geese going from loafing spot to feeding spot, or vice versa. If you know where they're feeding or loafing, it can work out.
If you want to hunt the roost, with the hopes of them coming back before shooting hours are over, you're probably going to knock them off of their pattern and will have to re-pattern them.
When the migration is on though, I've found that late afternoon and evening can be a good time to hunt geese.
If you're in a place where you're seeing small groups or pairs and singles of geese flying in the evening and you can get under them, I'd definitely go for it. They'll be looking to flock up and you'd probably stand a better chance than hunting a big flock on a set pattern.