There’s plenty of great goose hunting advice out there, but there’s also some information that is far less than helpful. In this article, we’ll take a look at the worst advice we’ve ever heard about goose hunting.

Full-body decoys

Goose hunting decoys come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes and there’s no hard and fast rule as to what you can and can’t use as a decoy. However, many people suggest that you need to use a full-body decoy in order to successfully catch geese.

Well, this was once the case. However, decoys have evolved tremendously and there’s now a great range of decoys that you can buy and spread out. Why limit geese to only seeing yourself as a decoy when you can spread out any number of them?


As aforementioned, goose hunting decoys come in a whole variety of different shapes and sizes, with some people choosing to spend a fortune on the new “robo-ducks”. However, there’s no proof that these expensive electronics provide anything better of a decoy than your average standard options do.

The effect of robo-ducks has been fabricated by those who manufacture and sell them. They may help sometimes, but they don’t offer any special solution.

Eating divers

It’s easy to forget that many people hunt geese so that they can eat them. That being said, it’s a common misconception that you can’t eat sea ducks or divers.

According to water fowling expert, Steve Hickoff, that’s simply not true. He claims to eat the sea divers that he catches all the time and they taste fantastic too. In fact, Steve and many experts claim sea divers to provide the fantastic anchor ingredient for a stir fry. Leaving the meat for a few days to turn from burgundy to pink only brings out the flavour more.

In conclusion, the above is just a snippet of the bad goose hunting advice out there. Whilst listening to advice when it comes to goose hunting is important, it’s also a good idea to experiment for yourself and find out what works best.