I wasn't asking for an explanation or making you a sacrificial lamb by any stretch.
I simply suggested instead of telling him to wait until next fall (where he will likely be told to wait again) why not offer some sound advice like....
Grab your binos, get in the truck and go for a drive. If you see snows in a field, go knock on the owners door (may need to purchase some land owner maps) and see if they will let you hunt (most will). Then get yourself AT LEAST 4 dozen socks (likely need more but its a start) and set up on the X (where the geese were mainly focused around that day). Set up so they land into the wind, conceal conceal conceal and go have fun...you aren't going to get your 50 plus limit (usually) on your own and on your first trips out but you'll have a TON of fun and learn an awful lot.
Good luck to the OP on his hunting this year, I'd offer to take you but I'm not doing a spring snow goose hunt this year as I'm training a new lab and I live down by Calgary. Feel free to PM me if you want advice, I'm not expert but I can pass along what I've learned and picked up from older more experienced hunters.
Originally Posted by gloszz
I can see that I have been picked to be the sacrificial lamb on this forum.
I am still new and I am trying to tell him how hard it is because no one took me on a hunt and it wasn't easy. I had to go myself and learn through reading and watching, talking to people and taking new hunters as well that I have known previously and we learned together. I wouldn't mind taking someone new but I have had people swing in my lane and scare me because of the excitement of wanting to shoot a goose. I have also almost been shot by a brand new hunter who fired off a shot behind me trying to field zero in his gun. I also know of many hunting stories from Europe that amused injury or death due to stupidity. Secondly I just started a job and don't know if I, myself will be able to go hunt as there is literally no time to take off. I love how I need to explain myself with everything.