Just got back from Central NY last night, we were hunting just east of the finger lakes. We went up Thursday night, and burned a full tank of gas once we got up there scouting and knocking on doors on Friday. We saw thousands of geese and mallards on waterways and fields all over the place. There was swamps, beaver ponds, and what surprised me was running combines everywhere. They just got their corn off last week up there so there was great stubble in almost every field we passed for 3-400 miles. Long story short, we hammered birds up there just free lancing and knocking on doors. We shot 77 birds in 2 morning hunts and 1 all dayer in single digit weather sunday. All geese, mallards, and 4 woodies. We left a day early because Saturday night every pond and swamp up there froze over. Sunday we got 3 inches of snow which was fine, we had our 9 man limit(3 bird limit which sucks because we were shewing away geese out of our spread the rest of the day) of geese by lunch and got into the mallards in the evening in a field. Without scouting at all Sunday and all the water locked up, the river across the road that we saw thousands of birds traveling and day loafing looked promising. I secured permission just before dark sunday night on a stretch while the other guys cleaned up our spread just down river where we saw loads of birds coming from. Got there early monday to find much of the river iced up, and lots of slush and ice chunks flowing. They are expecting 6-10 inches of snow today up there, so we left yesterday morning after we figured we were pushing our luck with the ice and running dogs in that weather. It was 5 degrees at LST Monday morning by the way. Saw thousands of geese, ducks, and snows heading south high Monday morning. So we figured we would follow suit and head back to MD. I would expect a good push right around thanksgiving morning fellas
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