Batten down the hatches boys

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Batten down the hatches boys

Postby Edge » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:06 am

She's gonna blow. Hope we don't lose any blinds.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby greenster » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:48 pm

Well the awning on the mobile duck camp is already gone.. blew it right off, little more early in the year. Maybe it will blow down this old dead tree I've been waiting on to fall for the last 5 years.. Things been in the way since I was a kid.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby steve-o » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:14 pm

It has been rough around here today.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby jdr » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:16 pm

Hot any sunny here in Batesville.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby cannon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:42 pm

I was actually shocked by how calm it was in J-town. Hot, muggy, and windy, but no twisters or torrents of rain. We are blessed to have missed the rough stuff
Smell that? Smells like sumthin died in here.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:44 pm

Just another windy day on the plains.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby cannon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:46 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Just another windy day on the plains.


How's the bird population, bro?
Smell that? Smells like sumthin died in here.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:55 pm

cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just another windy day on the plains.


How's the bird population, bro?

Somedays I like it Somedays I don't. It's been an odd year so far. We look to be in good shape. So far we've kept the snows where we want them, but I don't harass them during the last week for fear of disturbing the ducks.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby steve-o » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:25 pm

When I said it was rough here today I just meant the wind blowing so damn hard. Thankful we miss the bad stuff to our north east.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby cannon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:53 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just another windy day on the plains.


How's the bird population, bro?

Somedays I like it Somedays I don't. It's been an odd year so far. We look to be in good shape. So far we've kept the snows where we want them, but I don't harass them during the last week for fear of disturbing the ducks.


I've got good numbers of ducks, but they're all in one place. Won't last long once the gunfire starts.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:51 am

cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just another windy day on the plains.


How's the bird population, bro?

Somedays I like it Somedays I don't. It's been an odd year so far. We look to be in good shape. So far we've kept the snows where we want them, but I don't harass them during the last week for fear of disturbing the ducks.


I've got good numbers of ducks, but they're all in one place. Won't last long once the gunfire starts.

I think that's what's going on down here. With the ducks moving later this year we never picked up our large concentration. We have ducks, along with what seems like everyone else. My hope is that they stack up once season opens. I feel like there's more in the state now than there was at this time last year.
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Re: Batten down the hatches boys

Postby cannon » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:22 am

ByersFarm wrote:
cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
cannon wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just another windy day on the plains.


How's the bird population, bro?

Somedays I like it Somedays I don't. It's been an odd year so far. We look to be in good shape. So far we've kept the snows where we want them, but I don't harass them during the last week for fear of disturbing the ducks.


I've got good numbers of ducks, but they're all in one place. Won't last long once the gunfire starts.

I think that's what's going on down here. With the ducks moving later this year we never picked up our large concentration. We have ducks, along with what seems like everyone else. My hope is that they stack up once season opens. I feel like there's more in the state now than there was at this time last year.


I have one field that's feeding well over 15,000. Unfortunately, 7,500 are showing up 40 minutes after sunset. Birds are here and thick, but they're moving by the light of a very full moon right now. The roosts look good, though. I'd agree that overall numbers appear to be better, particularly regarding mallards & grey ducks. All the Greenwings I'm seeing are night feeding right now.
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