Been reading on here for a little bit now and enjoyed hearing what everyone has to say. Name is Andrew and I live in Wasilla. Fairly new to waterfowling and am 1.5 years new to Alaska. I've been hunting the Goose Bay refuge the last few weeks (sometimes weekends, sometimes weekdays) and have had some decent luck. Went out again this morning and got two mallards, a green and a hen. Saw a couple groups of ducks flying around and 2 canadian geese (first I have seen of the season at the refuge).
Overall the ducks there seem pretty shy and groups veered off of my spread (23 mallard decoys with a jerk rig). The two I got were singles that I actually got to land and then flushed and shot them. I just used simple quack calls and got both of the singles to circle back around and land. That was pretty fun. Anyone else here been going the GB refuge? I would like to try the Hay Flats but have no idea how or where the setup spots are. Mainly since any day I have off I spend hunting and not scouting.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello to everyone and start getting connected with some other waterfowlers.