I think it does depend on the area. We hunt barley, wheat, corn and if you can find a pea field around here they are usually really good. It also depends on the time of year. When it gets cold corn is usually the only thing the birds are using.
Around here the best fields to hunt in are wheat and corn. We don't have many pea, clover or barley fields. Then again, a very good spot I have is pasture with a 2 acre lake. It's not quite as good as some others I hunt, but when the geese are there, the hunting is fantastic.
You are more likely to find a lentil field in Canada than a pea field. Both of them are like candy to a goose though. Next choice is barley (strangely, they really like it after the stubble has been burned), then wheat.
I have had decent luck in beans. They aren't fields that I really concentrate on , though. Most of the time we hunt beans, they are fields that are close to our other spots, and happen to be active at the moment. Very rarely do I see geese in bean fields more that use them more than a day or two, probably because there is so much to choose from here.
Most of the time we're hunting wheat in early Sept.But once the farmers start to green chop corn,the geese all but forget about wheat and if we find a bigger mowed sweetcorn patch......watch out.Thats the goose candy around here.
I am from Illinois, and we tend to see geese go to corn fields that have been plowed right away. That tends to be the first fields that they go to around here, and it is harder hunting them, and almost requires a coffin blind to do really good, since there isn't any corn stalks sticking up and is mainly black. They will hit them up for a couple weeks but then they start to go to the no-till fields where we can bring our blinds out and lay in the fields.
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