Hunter Catches (and Releases) Goose with Bare Hands

A YouTube video apparently depicts a hunter sneaking up on and catching a live goose in the decoys. What do you make of it?

The YouTube video embedded below apparently depicts a hunter sneaking up on and catching a live goose in the decoys. It's fairly amazing, but much of it makes no sense to me. Okay, the guy is blowing a goose call as if to confuse the bird, but surely the goose can see him ambling through the spread. And, while geese do take more effort to get airborne than ducks, this goose seems particularly slow to gain altitude—the hunter simply runs up and nabs it.

It's almost as if the bird was wounded or in some other way lacking 100 percent of its faculties. However, the hunter turns and does the classy thing by releasing the goose—it appears to fly off unscathed.

What do you make of this?

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5 Responses to Hunter Catches (and Releases) Goose with Bare Hands

emjayef wrote:
November 18, 2013

Surprised the Feds haven't arrested him for illegal hunting. No mention of catching geese in the rules and regs.

RyDaddy wrote:
November 15, 2013

I'd put it on a goose group-think, like art said, a school mentality, a flock mentality: protection in the group. 'No one else is leaving, so I don't really want to either.'

art wrote:
November 15, 2013

have seen that more than once when a loner comes in and lands, lesser or greater, have always thought they figure if no one else is leaving, why should they?

RC wrote:
November 13, 2013

'Catch & Release' Hunting?! A new sport emerges... lol

Rapj wrote:
November 13, 2013

Gooses is dumb.....