Whether in boots or walked-up hunting, in a hut, a hide, or a blind, or even driven or by pond raising, waterfowl are a passion for many waterfowlers in France. Mallard, pintail, whistling duck, scaup, gadwall, teal; the very mention of the names of these birds and ducks brings a sparkle to the eyes of enthusiasts. Yet if there is one species that crystallises the passions, it is undoubtedly the goose! How should you equip yourself properly to hunt them? This is the question to which we will endeavour to provide some answers.
At this time of year, it is advisable to dress warmly. Waterfowl hunting enthusiasts, whether in marshes, lakes, ponds, or on the coast, are often confronted with harsh weather conditions. Regardless of the rain, wind, or cold, they are able to enjoy their passion regardless of the weather conditions. So, to make the most of these remaining hunting moments while enjoying good protection, remember to equip yourself with warm trousers, a warm jacket or even waders, as well as a hat to cover your head.
Excitement and adrenaline rushes through a waterfowler's veins as soon as the first flights are spotted and heard in the distance. At that moment, the use of a bird call to attract geese is essential. Designed to imitate the call of the greylag goose to perfection, the acrylic bird call is an essential accessory to maximise your chances of getting them to land. When properly executed, the call is a great help in bringing game into your hunting area.
Nevertheless, if you don't know how to choose it or have no idea of the basic techniques to use it properly, we have you covered. We suggest you take a look at this video.
That's it. You now have at your disposal most of the information you need to hunt geese. Long hours of watching and waiting are ahead of you, both day and night. The entire Solognac team wishes you a successful end to the season! We have no doubt that you will be ready to face a truly freezing cold moment.