Calling Tips for Early Season Canada Geese │ Early Goose Hunting Success In the world of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting, early season goose hunting holds a special place in many Hard Core waterfowl hunters’ hearts. Early season goose hunting not only helps to usher in the beginning of the fall waterfowl season in most areas, but liberal bag limits and unpressured geese can really help keep the action intense. Goose hunting during the early season can help build the confidence of even the most novice goose callers, as the lack of pressure and abundance of young geese can make for an exciting hunt. Regardless of the lack of pressure and young family groups, geese are still waterfowl, and just as easy as a stellar hunt can happen early season goose hunting can also burn you fast. Regardless if you are goose hunting on opening day of the early goose season or the last day of goose season, calling geese can be both fun and as well as challenging all at the same time. One of the best and simplest tips for calling geese anytime during the season is to mimic what they are doing. Geese tend to be more vocal at certain times and less vocal during others. Geese that are headed to feed, especially if there is a large number of geese using the particular field can tend to be very vocal. Geese that are headed to a mid-day loafing area such as a pasture pond tend to be less vocal depending on the circumstance. One of the easiest things you can do, is allow the geese to tell you how to call. In many cases, early season geese can tend to be fairly vocal in most cases. This fact has a lot to do with the family groups, and young geese that are present. Just like in many cases with humans, paternal and maternal instincts tend to kick in and the family heads vocalize to keep the young geese in line. Young geese enjoy the opportunity to holler as well. Goose calling during the early season can be quite enjoyable if you are someone who loves to pipe on a flute or short reed goose call. Excitement in your calling can really help you to pull geese to the Hard Core decoys and finish them on the “X”. Keep your calling series short, but with lots of clucks and moans can really help sell the setup, and once those birds lay eyes on the Hard Core elites, its game over from there. The name of the game for goose calling during the early season is to keep it exciting; if you do your part the geese will do theirs! Enjoy early season goose hunting to its fullest.