I must say this was one of the worst openers I have every hunted. It was absolutly horrible for us and everyoen that I have talked too. We saw 4 geese all day. That's right 4 dam geese. That's it. Never even shot one. Got a few ducks but that was it. A buddy of mine was just east of Ft. Collins and he didn't even get any. He say more that I did but never fired a shot. The snow really screwed them up. I don't know if they moved out when the stormed rolled in or what. I was on water and he was in a fresh cut corn feild which should have been an absolute magnet with that weather but it wan't.
Welcome to CO. I know what you mean about trying to find places to go. All I can tell you is to get on the net and check out the CDW page and look for those state wildlife areas. I have hunted some of them and had some great days and some not so good day too. That's just the nature of the game. If you get a chance to hunt up around wellington I would do it. There are usually tons and tons of geese that like that area. Especially around the Bud plant. For some reason the geese like the beer.
Are you talking about union res. just east of longmont? If so, how did you get permision to hunt there? Just curious because I hunt just north of there. Good luck.