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Countdown

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Just a good time to start the countdown.
Father's Day is just two days behind us, and I'm afraid I can't stand it any longer. I've got to start venting my impatience waiting for the duck season.
I know the very worst of this season's hot weather is still ahead of us, and I hate the heat, but I choose to keep my eye on what lies beyond it! Autumn!
Hey! Only six more weeks and the Big Desert general Elk season will begin here in E. Idaho. Not that I can imagine hunting big game in 90*+ temps (There is something to be said for the aesthetics of the true hunting seasons. Ya know?), but it surely is a sign of what is to follow!
So is pre-season NFL football that kicks off the first week of August. It's football for crying out loud, and that always heralds a coming change!
By the middle of the month here in E. Idaho, it still gets hot during the day, but it usually takes all day long to get there, and the evenings cool off soon enough to sleep well at night. On the average year we begin to get the occasional Monsoonal rains that come just often enough to clear and cool the air, breaking up the seemingly endless stretches of unbroken 90*+ days we see in July.
Now, if only we can hold out 'til August.....we'll have more good things to talk about then.
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Re: Countdown

Postby whiskerbiscuit » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:23 am

Amen!
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Re: Countdown

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:33 am

I live very near a major Canada goose roost along the Snake river.
Every year about this time the family groups of geese congregate at this roost, and remain there more or less thru the fall and winter season. This year, things are a bit ahead of schedule.
'The Gathering' has started in earnest again.
Jan my wife, the son, and his girlfriend, and I were on the back patio when it started last night.
Wave after wave, hundreds and hundreds of Canada geese began sweeping over the house headed to a nearby grainfield where I'll be hunting in 7 or 8 weeks. They must have cut it this weekend, and the birds were right on it.

The air was full of their cries as they passed over our heads, and we just stopped our conversations and enjoyed the spectacle. They were so low, there was little else we could do.

The countdown continues.
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Re: Countdown

Postby Snoflk » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:11 pm

I have noticed the same thing, fresh cut fields are being filled with geese

Can't wait!
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Re: Countdown

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:08 pm

Well finally!
The countdown to the first of this fall's bird seasons is complete . Forest grouse opened today.

But for most of us, we're going to have to sweat out one more day after what's left of today, to chase doves. Looks like the weather here in eastern Idaho will stay warm, so birds should be abundant until the coming week at least.

Tomorrow is the start of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, and has for many years been the 'official' start of my Autumn season.
Wife jumped the gun a little this year, and I see the living room is now festooned in fall decor as of this afternoon. More is coming up from the basement tomorrow, and the fall 'Yankee' candles will be lit then as well.

The start of all good things has arrived.
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Re: Countdown

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:59 am

OK!
It's official. First bird season under way. Shots heard all over in distance this morning.
Hurrah!
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Re: Countdown

Postby Mean Gene » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:15 pm

Nice. I busting butt to get decoy orders out and be ready for the opener. Gettin' cooler in the mornings now. Only 18 more days of work for my summer job........
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