With the front or before it?

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With the front or before it?

Postby asmythe32 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:59 pm

Do you guys usually hunt day before the front gets here or on the day it gets here. there is a front that is supposed to move in on friday. I being in retail have to work friday and all weekend so I am planning on going thanksgiving day. Hopeing that birds will ove in before the front gets here but not counting on it. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby abeauchamp63 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:39 pm

you should smoke em on thursday.....ducks will think theyre safe because turkeys are in trouble that day....jk
ducks are ducks.....theyre stupid but outwit us hunters all the time...ive seen them ahead of the front during the front and after the front...my only suggestion, your not gonna know unless you go good luck i will be in MO stackin em up thurs fri and sat....they got lots o ducks :thumbsup:
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby Grossy23 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:17 pm

Go when you can . You can't time them tho we all try . My buddies smoked m Monday in 60 degree weather in a south wind . I hunted Saturday and didn't see a duck , so I didn't hunt Sunday . They didn't do much then either .
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:11 pm

I go everyday I can regardless of weather. Abeam made a great point.

I'll be out Wed-Sun every morning in hope for fresh birds.
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby Mudduck44 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:39 pm

I'm putting my money on next Wednesday if the ice rain happens get em the field
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:07 pm

I agree with Mudd. Tuesday is suppose to bring the mix. I didn't make it out today. Went to bed knowing the fog warning. Woke up and couldn't see past the driveway. Called a local down South and confirmed it was crap and then went back to bed. So, my "bird watching" today didn't happen.
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby ROHR23 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:43 pm

I go with go when u can. If they show up, ur in the blind. Nothin beats a morning in the marsh whether ducks are flyin or not.
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby dulaw2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:17 pm

I have found that the day before the front rolls through, you kill a lot of gadwalls, the day after is when you get the tougher ducks like mallards and so on. But thanksgiving isn't a true cold front. A lot I rain on the 60 degrees day and clear skies on the next daddy is really what to look for. But like I said I have always killed limits on both but they are always differnet species.
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby abeauchamp63 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:37 pm

Well Today there was nothing moving before the front.....we did however kill duck number 200 (1 ringneck and 3 greenheads)today for our blind....which is pretty good. I got my hopes up for tom and saturday for sure!!! :yes:
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby USMC03-07 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:22 pm

Went out this morning no new birds to speak of, hardly any big ducks. Why is Southern IL loaded with ducks (aerial survey) did the rest of the state get skipped over?
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby KillerKowalski » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:41 pm

I was wondering the exact same thing. Any theories out there?!?!
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby likesbigspreads » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:37 pm

Snows were coming down the river all day. Say maybe 20 or so bunches. Hopefully the mallards will be following behind!
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Re: With the front or before it?

Postby ROHR23 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:52 pm

Definately not before the front this morning...no new ducks.
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