We've typically been hunting Thompson Ponds and snoop around other places. We run over to Greeley once in awhile and further east sometimes. We've really worked at getting the ducks we've gotten since this last split started. I don't think we've seen a mallard for at least a few weeks. I think most've them left when the temps got so cold. They were popping in and out of the fog one morning when it was down around zero, and I don't recall seeing more than maybe 2-3 since. We've definitely slowed down and it wasn't too great to begin with once this last split started.
The geese have almost all been wearing oxygen masks because they're so high. We've had our best luck when we aren't trying. They're staying up North of Fort Collins where all the land is leased by CSU and outfitters, and everywhere else you can't hunt. We don't think there's been many non-resident geese around.
We're not optimistic on the ducks picking back up before the season ends. We're gonna put in some more work and just see what happens. We're not sure on the geese. It might pick up and we're going to chase some snows at some point.
The filming part is really cool. I hope it turns out really nice for ya! If we did anything exciting, I'd tell ya you could film us, but it would end up on America's Funniest Home Videos or a "How not to hunt" long before you got anything useful. If you are going to ever head over this way, you can always post here and I'll tell ya how to find us so we can say hello. You can never know too many hunters, for the most part. I'll warn ya that Simpson Ponds is highly pressured and your odds of getting rained on or shot are higher. Thompson Ponds is a haven for pervs/homos and drugs, we think. There are a lot of cars that have guys in suits driving around and playing the light flashing game when we leave. Well, there was earlier in the year. It isn't as bad now, but the Larimer County Sheriff's Office has been sending a car through quite a bit more often. I've found crumbled up nudie magazine (both sexes) pics with obscene things written on them down there a few times.
Ya know, I've got no problem with people doing what they want to do in the privacy of their own home or hotel as far as the sex thing goes and I'm a guy, so the obscene stuff isn't offensive to me, per se'. It is just that some guys take their kids down there to fish or hunt and that IS a problem to me. I've got younger kids and I don't want them seeing that stuff. If they're dealing drugs down there, I don't like that either. We're keeping an eye on it and have the number for the S.O. for that type of stuff and it seems to have slowed a little. They used to do that stuff at a rest stop up by Fort Collins, but they bulldozed that to get rid of that stuff. So, they're moved down our way.
I guess that would really put an interesting twist on the video you're shooting. I will have to start taking a video camera down there, but I guess that might be invasion of privacy.