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Christmas goose — How to kill Mississippi Delta geese

December is all about the jingle.

For some, it’s the money, leaving and/or filling their pockets. Still others cherish the sounds of the Christmas season.

For serious waterfowlers, like Jay Gunn, it’s that familiar sound that emanates from the waterfowl blind when the duck and goose bands on his call lanyard come in contact to make a kind of music only hunters can appreciate.

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Flex Neck Field Goose

The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.

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For geese, it’s all about corn

Paul Fitts of Fitts Farms Inc., in Moorhead said current corn production makes the middle Delta ideal for goose hunting, although the duck-hunting prospects have diminished a bit because of a lack of water.

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Filet mignon of the sky

All the old jokes about goose recipes — bake in a big pan surrounded by fresh vegetables and, after three hours, throw away the bird and eat the vegetables — simply do not apply to the specklebelly goose.

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Specklebelly waltz — Hunting Delta geese

With each dip of his kayak paddle, 13-year-old Grady Gunn glided through the slough on the outskirts of Moorhead toward the last downed gadwall of the morning hunt. By the time the paddler returned to the shoreline, a roar was beginning to build.

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