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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:00 am

supr87gt wrote:I'm sure it could be worse. You could have been the guys getting ticketed at the boat ramp!!! :thumbsup:


Talk of the lake on Sunday. Then it switched to my group being the talk shortly after... :mad:
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Re: Migration

Postby supr87gt » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:08 am

KillerKowalski wrote:
supr87gt wrote:I'm sure it could be worse. You could have been the guys getting ticketed at the boat ramp!!! :thumbsup:


Talk of the lake on Sunday. Then it switched to my group being the talk shortly after... :mad:



Must have stopped at the ramp to prep your boat, bs'd with a few guys while holding everyone else up, unloaded your boat with your headlights on your truck still on, left your boat in everyone's way while you parked your truck and then drove through someones decoys on your way to your blind...? :lol: :lol: :lol:




Oh. That was the story the morning of the opener (minus the driving through the decoys part). Not sure if all of those guys are members here but if you are :thumbsup: Good work and stay home before you hurt or kill someone.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:21 am

:lol: Sunday wasn't that bad. I believe our posts did their job. :clapping: No issues really. Not sure how it ended up after the mass arrived to launch.

I thought I was suppose to cut through decoy spreads. :huh:
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Re: Migration

Postby Illinois-Ducker » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:41 pm

Luckily I was at a private pond nowhere near the public land drama. We saw a lot of high ducks, southbound and down. Ended up with 22 sat and only one Mallard on Sunday. Tuesday one bluebill... Wind and weather would help me a lot.
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Re: Migration

Postby qckhd » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:16 pm

KillerKowalski never said the officer was patrolling it while on duty. The man has a right to patrol his property during his own time which could be during prime hunting hours...
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Re: Migration

Postby asmythe32 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:32 pm

Hunted up north today. Killed 10 mallards and three geese between three guys. Two drake mallards away from a 3 man limit. It was an incredible morning!
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:27 pm

Very nice! Field or water?
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Re: Migration

Postby asmythe32 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:37 pm

It was water that had flooded into some weeds and they wanted it
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Re: Migration

Postby Boocephus » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:12 pm

Seen lots of woodies this weekend. Killed 4, 1 drake. Only seen 2 mallards. Geese didnt start moving til around 11 Saturday, when we were on our way home.
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Re: Migration

Postby luie b » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:47 pm

Haven't seen much mallard activity in my hunting area. Hunted a blind on Quincy Bay Friday morning and killed a big drake mallard but didn't see as many mallards as there should have been on triangle refuge. Mostly grey ducks around.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:10 pm

Almost all ours kills have been Mallards with a few mixed species. A few Drakes with plenty of fat already.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Geese are moving heavy right now. There are hundreds if not thousands mile long strings coming. I wish I could get a video. Looks like O'Hare's approach landing.
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Re: Migration

Postby Keny656 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:59 am

glad to hear the mallards are somewhere. We have killed 3 mallards out of 74 ducks all been woodies and teal with the occasional shoveler and gadwall. Hope they start popping up near us soon
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Re: Migration

Postby Grossy23 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Slow today where I'm at . Didn't see much at all .
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Re: Migration

Postby Rhock19 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:39 pm

geese and mallards are moving very very VERY heavily after the front on monday here in WI. Horicon has uncountable amounts of geese flying. Duck numbers are up there as well. Big flocks of ducks were headed south in the afternoon. You guys should be seeing heavy migrations soon

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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:46 pm

Grossy23 wrote:Slow today where I'm at . Didn't see much at all .


Hunted today and saw one flock of geese and zero ducks.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:11 pm

Got word tonight from Eagle River, Horicon and Green Lake. Eagle River area is pretty much frozen up. Horicon/Green Lake gentlemen said they are covered in birds and taking days off work to get out. One group shot 58 since Monday. Waiting for the Horicon Federal office to say they have the new survey results. Called today and said they will have it before EOW.
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Re: Migration

Postby Grossy23 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:22 am

Heading out in a couple minutes . Weatherman just said warmer weather for the weekend and then the bottom drops out starting Tuesday . Lows in the low 20s n highs in the mid 30s . Up to this point it's been a good season , hope the weather doesn't push them past us next week . If Horicon is loaded up , that is a real possibility . Good Luck everybody .
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Re: Migration

Postby xtrema13 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:59 am

Any reports from northern illinois?


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Re: Migration

Postby Boocephus » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:51 am

xtrema13 wrote:Any reports from northern illinois?


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I went out to the field this morning. Seen 1 group of geese and 2 ducks. Came home empty handed. Couldn't even hit a dove today. :no: They'd get up in that wind and, they gone. I hear there's a bunch of mallard's hanging out in Loves Park. Probly a pit stop before they go to Braidwood. :wink:
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Re: Migration

Postby xtrema13 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:07 pm

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xtrema13 wrote:Any reports from northern illinois?


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I went out to the field this morning. Seen 1 group of geese and 2 ducks. Came home empty handed. Couldn't even hit a dove today. :no: They'd get up in that wind and, they gone. I hear there's a bunch of mallard's hanging out in Loves Park. Probly a pit stop before they go to Braidwood. :wink:

Could I ask where you were located?


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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:15 pm

xtrema13 wrote:Any reports from northern illinois?


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Geese are in the area. Ducks you have to search for. Mornings will be slow. I'm headed out this afternoon.
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Re: Migration

Postby xtrema13 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:49 pm

I'm planning on Saturday morning in a field.


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Re: Migration

Postby Boocephus » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:02 pm

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Re: Migration

Postby luie b » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:56 pm

KillerKowalski wrote:
xtrema13 wrote:Any reports from northern illinois?


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Geese are in the area. Ducks you have to search for. Mornings will be slow. I'm headed out this afternoon.

How have you been doing in the evenings? I'm thinking about doing waterfowl in the evenings this weekend because I've been duck hunting the mornings and deer hunting the evenings and people have been telling me the deer activity has been good in the mornings so I might switch. Just found out my field I built my blind on that was in beans got tilled up pretty liberally so doesn't look like it'll look too good from the air but I've killed birds out of fields with no feed before so might not be a problem. Also when I drove to QU this morning I scouted my spots and saw a group of snow geese trying to land on one of my fields.
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