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Postby tripleCBoykins » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:44 pm

Guy's I can count on three fingers the number of snows I have seen here near the chatahoochee. Sunday evening I was out deer hunting an a whole flock flew over, at least 10. I was in heavy timber and could only catch glimpses of them every now and then. Any one else seeing snows in odd places?


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Postby chattahoochee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:00 pm

I have never seen snows in this area. Are you sure they were snow geese???
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Postby David » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:06 pm

I saw 3 in the Mobile Delta about 5 years ago. Here is a pic of one of them.
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Postby REDLEG » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:57 am

the special season opened here sat. i was in texas hunting the opener this weekend. this mornning my cousin said they killed 5 sunday in a cotton feild planted in winter wheat,and saw about about 15 birds.
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Postby tripleCBoykins » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:26 am

Yup they were snows alright. Unmistakable the funky laugh and white birds. The calls are what got me to looking up for them instead of deer hunting. The only thing I can think of is two years ago a pair stayed on the lake near the house. They may have raised off and returned to the area this year. Also last year a blue goose stayed on the pond at West point dam for over a month. I'm not the only one that saw the pair. We hunted one morning in Five Points and they came in with a flock of Canada's. Everyone hunting that morning saw them.
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Postby REDLEG » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:31 am

most people think of migration as north to south or S to N. not true. its probally as much lateral movement as it is the other. depending on wind ,fronts,etc. ive seen new birds arriving from the east before. i guess they over flew where they were going and had to get back.
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Postby willis1 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:47 pm

dave are you sure thats not a ross? it looks like it maybe!
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Postby David » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:06 pm

Ross was actually my first thought of what that bird was, but I'm not a goose hunter so wasn't sure. I had several people tell me it was an immature snow, so that's what I was going by.
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Postby willis1 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:24 pm

right on. ross or snow thats a nice treat for the bay area,
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Postby AU Mallard » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:42 am

They're getting fairly common in N. Al.
Most stay withing the confines of Wheeler Refuge, but it's not a total fluke to kill one around here anymore. Seems like I read that the refuge winters around 10k each year.
i've shot one on Wheeler and we've killed 2 snows and a blue on our property in Jackson County.
We also see sandhills regularly now.
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Postby duck slayer17 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:52 pm

i was hunting my friends pond last year and a group came in
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Postby Quackster » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:51 pm

We shot at three snows this week end in south al. Then I heard that season wasnt open for geese. Thank God for louse shooting.
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