i have been working in montana for the last five weeks and the birds have been here(geese primarily) up until about 4 days ago and the skies have been blank until today. There are a few bigger groups that i have seen coming down. I am working at a refinery that is about a 1/4 mile off the yellowstone river, west of billings. So i get to watch birds everyday. Bluebird day here today and i have watched a couple of big flocks 75-125 birds a mile high then come dump in the river. With this cold front comin' it should start movin birds in the next week here i would guess.
I am in the process of moving from minnesota to colorado in the next few weeks here and hopefully should have some time to hunt comin up. I will be moving to the longmont area. The way it looks is it can be pretty tough even to get into some fields up there w/ all the leases and hunters, and i dont want to hunt up by the s. platte due to hunting pressure either. I am thinking of heading south to pueblo and east along the arkansas river. I have a enclosed 6x12 trailer w/ bigfoot and GHG full body canadas and a couple dz. GHG full body mallards, couple robo's,tons of decoys for water, ground blinds, a 3 year old yellow lab. It looks like you hunt down that way, curious if you could give me info on the area (hunting pressure, what kind of birds to expect, etc. etc.) I dont need to know spots, as i am capable of scouting and doing the groundwork myself(and enjoy it ;) Even, if you wanted to hook up and do some hunting...? PM me if you want.