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2015/09/29 08:33:42 (permalink)

Pymy control goose hunt blinds

Got a blind this year and was wondering how everyone else fared.....and have you hunted there before ,which blind were you in?

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/09/29 12:58:24 (permalink)
Don't have a blind; just wanted to stop by and wish ya luck Mikastorm!

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/09/29 19:43:32 (permalink)
Thanks BTDT....I,ll be there on the 12th...let the fun start....lol

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/09/29 20:58:45 (permalink)
john, i work with a guy who hunts there big time.  always seems to get blinds.  i 'll see him at work tomorrow and pick his memory.  hope you have enough dekes.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/09/29 21:46:31 (permalink)
Rap do ya remember the days when ya could only hunt geese in designated areas like Pymie and how few blinds (or it seemed so few) were available back then?  You could feel the excitement in the air as the time drew near to submit your application for the lottery.    Darn near as exciting as, taking the day off from school so, ya could be first in line at the courthouse to get a doe tag.
 
 
Heck I can still see, in my minds eye, the old timers getting excited just seeing flocks of geese headin south for winter.
 
Just last night, standing in the back yard talking with two of my nephews around 7:00 pm when a flock of about 30 geese buzzed right over our heads.  Was nice to see the guys get excited about those birds and pretend to be swinging a shotgun on them.
 
I on the other hand, hearing the birds and, knowing the geese would be coming right over us barely tree top high, was just hoping they didn't have to poop!!
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2015/09/30 00:02:16

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/09/30 11:22:04 (permalink)
btdt, i hunted the ohio side over at mosquito.  i remember the game management building parking lot full at 3:30 or so in the morning.  we hunted private land right across the way and the geese were incredible.  one thing for sure, not as many as there are today.  i later switched to hunting pymy from the ohio side, mostly solo, and when the rare bird or flock came in, i would shake like a wet dog.   today's waterfowl and deer hunters are living in prime times.  even turkey hunters.   in fact, i remember maybe seeing one flock of geese during the fall, never a deer or turkey.  
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/10/01 09:26:16 (permalink)
Thanks to a dear friend I have enough decoys....thanks pal
 

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/10/01 16:48:39 (permalink)
Just received a blind in January. Never hunted geese that late in the season--is it worth the trip?? Thanks
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/10/01 19:03:26 (permalink)
I have done it twice.... 1st. day of deer and was done by 830....sat in Dog,s getting warm for a good while....lol Another was in January and froze to death with only 1 goose gotten.

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/10/13 18:57:43 (permalink)
Hunted Monday and between 3 of us 1 goose shot...19 shells fired. Few shots with few geese seen. Got blind 27....right beside the pond behind main building
 

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/14 18:36:48 (permalink)
That's usually a good blind area must have been an off day . I haven't hunted waterfowl in years but I was an avid waterfowl hunter for many years. Mostly hunted ducks down in Hartstown swamp and the duck areas ( J, K, L ) up at Pymatuning. Stood in line many a cold dark morning at the building .Have shot lots of ducks and some geese in those areas. Hunted the Goose blinds 4 or 5x's and we always got lucky and limited out. Back then they would allow you to move into another blind if it was empty . Got lots of decoys , calls , and my Browning 3 " Auto 5. Loved hunting late season ducks down in Adamsville for years. Mostly Woodies, and Mallards and some Teals , and Widgeons.  First day of Duck Season use to be something to witness in those days might still be crazy. I can imagine what a gun war would sound like after those experiences. One thing about wing shooting, you learn the range of a shotgun, and learn to be humbled by those fast flying feathered jets !
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/16 17:00:26 (permalink)
Im looking for a spot to go tomorrow.. Might head to Pymatuning myself!
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/17 22:33:27 (permalink)
Go for a no show...get there around 6:30....or as CH said the duck area is fun too. Take lots of shells....lol 3 shots are the norm there unless you are a heck of a shooter....;-) Murders row was always crazy....sky busters abound

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/19 12:04:30 (permalink)
Mikastorm ,you mean those guys are still busting the clouds on Murders Row ? Wow ....time hasn't changed much there. We hit the duck areas back in the day but we also had a canoe to help. Never cared to shoot out of them or flat bottoms so we always paddled to shallow water and got out to shoot. Had some fantastic days in area "J ". I believe there are only two duck areas now not three.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/23 18:38:14 (permalink)
" I can imagine what a gun war would sound like after those experiences. One thing about wing shooting, you learn the range of a shotgun, and learn to be humbled by those fast flying feathered jets !"
 
cap'n, what memories this brings back.  i've never heard such noise as at the opener and wondered if this is what my dad may have heard during ww2.   i remember one thanksgiving morning decades ago where i blasted through three boxes of shells in a howling wind that had the ducks busting through my dekes all morning.  frustrating and exhilarating at the same time.  man, i miss it.




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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/24 01:51:14 (permalink)
Yea Captain, J area was hot, I'd hit it hard. Many limit of fat mallards, and woodies, and a few pintails and teal thrown in. Do you remember the early only teal season? Those little suckers can haul butt. One day a male lab befriended me all morning,he retrieved my limit of teal,great dog,he rode out in my John boat at noon only to be reunited with REAL.owner. He was really happy to get his dog back.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/28 09:25:21 (permalink)
Will be hitting the migrators and any residents still around after I slay my 30 pointer....lol This morning they were banging away on the lake. Pintails were flying Wednesday while I was fishing for stripers.

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/28 17:36:11 (permalink)
Are you seeing some migration Mika?
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/11/29 00:10:44 (permalink)
BT ,Yea I remember the early only Teal seasons. I never chased Teals to much. I do remember Black Ducks were two only as were Woodies. Mallards were four any mix, drakes or hens. Not sure what limits are now days. Teals always reminded me of butterflies when they flew low with that fluttery motion. I have to say Woodies coming over with wings set and tilting and dropping were like super sonic jets. Hardest shot ever ! You had to allow lead, and drop, and swing, all at the same time . I'd say those were about a 99% missed shots . I can honestly say 6 ft. leads on Woodies is not a guarantee but will put you fairly close for hits.......sometimes !  LOL 
 
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I couldn't afford to pay to get them done back in the day so I did my own small game mounts. All the tagged Ducks I shot over the years were all local tags mostly Pymatuning tags .

I don't know how Grouse hunting is anymore but I took these up near Shenango Dam. Use to go up to Hendersonville, and Owls Nest and hunt and shoot grouse . Was always good hunting in those spots.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/12/23 16:29:44 (permalink)
got a blind on tuesday
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/12/25 18:09:48 (permalink)
Awesome Eman! Saw quite a few flying Wednesday...hope you draw a good blind

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/12/25 20:03:48 (permalink)
Thanks brother
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/12/26 16:45:10 (permalink)
Where do you guys recommend staying if we are looking for a motel/hotel close to the blinds?Spillway area...
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2015/12/29 12:29:14 (permalink)
sorry Eman I just saw this....hope you found a place and how did you do?
 

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/04 12:49:49 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Mikastorm 2016/01/05 12:58:32
To Pymy goose hunters, I am new to this forum, but have a wealth of knowledge about the Pymy goose area. January is not a bad time to hunt depending on the weather, geese are not affected by the cold, other than they might not leave the water if it is not frozen yet. So I'll start at the beginning, you can get a blind most of the time because of no-shows and the drawing each day. If you have not been in this year you are a #1 and they go first, then there will be a drawing for the #2's. People don't hunt there much anymore because of a one goose a day and only get ten shells per person limit, there can be four people per blind and you can share shells after you get your goose. Someone asked about where to stay if you came up, only hotels in Meadville, about 10-12 miles away. To get signed up for the drawing you need to be there at about 6-615 am this time of year. Go to the PGC ADM Building on the Hartstown Road. That is between Hartstown and Linesville before RT 285 coming from Hartstown. Geese are hard to hit and hard to kill, if you don't have a choke tube for waterfowl hunting use a standard MOD tube for steel shot, bring BB's or #2's and at least 3in shells, you will see mostly 3.5 and some 10 ga guns. Always wear camo, no orange needed or required. You don't always need calls or decoys, but they help. Hunting day are M-W-F-Sa, the season goes till Jan 22.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/04 18:07:35 (permalink)
It stunk mika. 6 birds killed by all blinds we were in the worst blind ever !
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/05 12:59:08 (permalink)
too bad.....which blind did you get?

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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/05 13:50:41 (permalink)
Friday and Saturday,8-9 Jan, Should be better days to hunt by looking at the weather. They have less blinds open now and the don't open the front row to help with the sky busters. Blinds #28,39,35,36, 18-21 and #1 are the best now. If the handicapped blinds are not used #4 is good also. If the water starts to freeze #9-11 are good for open water at the spillway.
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/08 18:12:59 (permalink)
we were in#1 worst blind ever
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Re: Pymy control goose hunt blinds 2016/01/09 19:02:30 (permalink)
#1 Blind this week until today would have been a bad blind, the water at the end of the Propagation area has frozen and the geese are at the spillway where there is open water. I killed geese twice at blind #1 early in the season, right now the blinds around the Swamp road area are the best, there were 1000 geese there on Wednesday. It will be rough next week with the cold coming in as they birds won't fly, however it may bring birds down from Canada, season ends on the 22nd Jan.....
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