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Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:01 am

Has anybody been chasing any snow geese?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:02 pm

i havent just yet but planned to get started. Me and a few buddies are gona shoot over to missouri and set up and give it shot. Herd northern missouri just got a heck of a push of snows. I think it was around 500,000 if im not mistaken. So hopefully we'll have some luck. what about you?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:59 am

man. yea i've heard the same report. sounds like your gonna have a heck of a trip. good luck! yeah me and a few buddies have tried out barlow. no luck. seen a couple and worked a group or 2 but our snow migration is nothing like missouris. keep us all posted on how well it goes for yall
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby teddysberna » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:53 am

I was taking the dog out Monday night and heard a bunch of them flying over the house here in Nelson County heading North... That's the first I've heard or seen any around here... I could hear them in all directions, wish I knew where they were going, I'd love to shot some snow geese...
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:18 am

Yea i will keep you up to date on how the hunting goes. Teddysberna i know it sounds crazy but some buddies of mine were grillin out monday night here in western ky where we live and there heard some snows fly over the house a little after dark and they said it wasnt very many but still shows their mowing.
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby teamoutlaw » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:27 pm

we have killed around 100 so far hunting the public grounds in barlow. but the snows are deffinately headed north now full throttle. you just gotta be there the days they decide to migrate up the river. and we are using around 600 decoys and alot of times that doesnt even seem enough. we shot 12 sunday and 1 saturday. week before that had a 27 bird day, 6 day, 8 day. couple 2 and 3's. so far havent been skunked yet. just some days they work alot better then others. but we deffinately need more decoys. sunday we ran 200 silouettes, 200 rags, and 15doz shells. I got 200 more rags waiting to be assembled so we are going to try and get them done in the next couple days for this weekends hunt and run a big spread with a couple vortex machines
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby teddysberna » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:29 pm

I bet that takes hours to set up, how many guys you got to help you Outlaw?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:16 pm

Outlaw sounds like you been hitting them pretty good. we hunted down there saturday at barlow and had not much luck. i'm wanting to hit them really good before they do head north. we deff dont have the set up you do but nothing to complain about. this is first year for us trying and we are gonna start stocking up and hitting them even harder next year. everybody keep posting and updating!
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby teamoutlaw » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:48 am

ive put out the rags and silouettes on solo hunts in 1hr and 30mins. me and jim put out all that and the shells in 1hr 45. the heads on the higdon shells are a pain to get on the decoys. gonna get out there after em this weekend. alot of them have already went south the big push has already came through so i dont expect to see as many more. where did u hunt on sat. chev.
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Re: Spring Snows

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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:32 pm

Down around Stallons unit. like i said this is our first year doing this, very familiar with the barlow area but not so much with the whole snow goose hunting thing. hopeing to give er another whirl this weekend. thanks for the pics! from past on here sure does look like you and ur crew gets into em pretty hard. nice hunts. and youve been killing them all on public land?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:53 pm

Nice pics man. congrats on the kills. Do the rags work out pretty good for you? We just got about 400 to use bc there easy to haul, set up and take down, and we got 100 sils and 3 dozen shells not quite the spread you have but Ive got high hope for it. Are there still a pretty good numbers of snows hanging around the ballard wma?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:29 pm

Well we had a pretty successful weekend in missouri. We hunted all day saturday and killed 29, and hunted for about 2 hours on sunday and killed 17. not to bad i dont think, but we killed 9 ross geese and ive never seen but a handful of em and we couldnt beat em out of the decoys. :beer: here some pics
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:56 am

Nice work ccdrake. sounds like yall did have a pretty good weekend over in the show me state. did yall see very many while hunting over there? me and buddies hunted barlow bottoms again and once again not a dang thing. probably saw 25 snows all day. sad situation down there. but pretty cool with all the ducks in the area. saw plentiful amounts of variety ducks. which was pretty neat. like the pics drake. great hunt! :beer:
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:50 pm

yea man it was a good time. but yea we pretty much saw birds all day long when we hunted... theres definately several snows hanging in the bootheel and we saw a bunch of migrators both days. gona try to go a little further north next trip.
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ChevyKYfowler24 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:08 am

good deal man. make sure you kill em all for us. if we knew our way around missouri a little better we'd be hitting it up, but only area we're familiar with is ten mile pond and otter slough. yall gonna hunt all weekend over there?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby 13space82 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:52 pm

killed 236 over 3 days in Arkansas LAST WEEKEND ...including a day of 111 in just 4 hours of shooting.

Will post pictures tomorrow or whenever I get them off my phone
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:08 pm

good deal sounds like yall put a hurtin on em. :beer: We there still a bunch of birds hangin around in arkansas? Were about to shoot back over to missouri this week and try to kill some more.
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby 13space82 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:10 pm

a lot were leaving when we left...we killed 95% juvies so that tells you we were the tail of the migration
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby 13space82 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:17 pm

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Re: Spring Snows

Postby ccdrake88 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:21 pm

nice pics looks like yall had a good time for sure!
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby mox » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:08 pm

teamoutlaw wrote: and we are using around 600 decoys and alot of times that doesnt even seem enough.

but we deffinately need more decoys.

I got 3 doz shells I'll sell ya :thumbsup: haha, not really.

We chased them a couple weekends in Henderson, only killed a couple. Had birds last month but it got sparse pretty quick. Gave in early in order to start building the spread and sound system for next season.
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby Booney3721 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:51 pm

Think im gonna go next year with one of my buddies and try out the johnny box i got, would that be a good sound system?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby BlackDuck09 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:34 am

I'm glad yall got to wax them pretty good. Not everyone gets an opportunity like that, thats forsure.

Just courious, how many shells did yall shoot?
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Re: Spring Snows

Postby possumfoot » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm

i might be able to help some of ya'll out on killing em around here...
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