In states where honkers get little pressure, they are much easier to hunt. Nebraska, Montana, Washington state, and the Dakotas are all venues where big geese are not shot up nearly as much, so it’s more akin to hunting fresh/young birds throughout much of the season. They will get stale, but then you can try and find a new roost of birds, which isn’t insanely difficult because there are fewer hunters. It’s not a chip shot out West, but it is easier. Scott Threinen, owner of Molt Gear, bangs his head against the wall chasing super-wary Canadas in Minnesota every fall, and when he goes to Nebraska “it feels like cheating.” Reason being, he really knows what he’s doing, he’s a world-champion caller, and the geese aren’t as smart. But, you don’t have to be as good as Scott to kill birds. Just follow the basics: Scout hard to be in fields geese want to be in, set the spread like the birds fed the night before, and hide really well.