December 14, 2009 at 1:45am
Be very very very careful when choosing a goose guide. If I were you, I'd look in to Texas. Everyone I know that has successful trips everytime they go, go to Texas. I've been to quite a few in LA and have been let down big time! Make sure you ask the right questions, such as; 1. What is considered a sucessful hunt in there eyes? Yall might not agree on that. Me personally, I feel if I am paying a guide, I should get the opportunity to shoot limits or some type of reembursment or rain check will be given. Dont get to carried away with the word LIMIT either. Some Geese you are only allowed 1 or 2, so make sure you know what species of Geese you will be hunting. Notice how I said OPPORTUNITY, not definetly kill. A guide cant kill them for you. Its up to you to do the good shooting, however one place I went to the guide was the first one shooting at the birds ever time we had a chance. The places I have had the bad experiences with have all been in the Gueydan/Kaplin area. Let this post ride a while before you make your descision. Similar post come up occasionally and people will name the places to stay away from. Everyone needs a job right now, so I am keeping the names to myself, or you can email me and I will tell you who I have been to. I personally look for pictures from the guide. Some of them have the same few pictures that stay on the websites, due to maybe only a few good hunts ever made. Look for multiple people in pictures with only a few Geese. Thats not too promising in my eyes. I kill a lot of ducks during the year, so maybe I am spoiled by killing limits every hunt, so you also have to come to terms with what you consider a sucessful hunt. Dont get me wrong, anyday hunting is better than a day at work, but it makes it less fun when you are paying for something you dont recieve. Good luck with your descision.