wingshooter26 wrote:Last Thursday I saw the most ducks and geese I have ever seen had flocks of 20 coming into my small spread of shells and homemade silos. Some even landing, a first for me this season. This week is a different story I am currently out of work so I hunted allday Monday and today, not one bird in sight. I went to the roost which is a section of the taunton river a few miles from the cut corn I hunt and no geese to be seen or heard. Is this the end? Where did they go and why? The snow isn't really that deep they can still feed I think. Lets hear what you guys have to say.
I had been watching a roost of nearly 1200 birds for three straight days. I was checking the roost in the morning, before noon, afternoon and then at dusk. The birds never left, probably since all of the agricultural fields were under 20" of snow. I have hunted in pretty deep snow before with success, but these birds never left. They would move around the open water quite a bit, but they never flew out. I even tried to shoot the roost, which most of us know is a big taboo, but the birds never strayed far enough away from houses. After a few days, most of the birds cleared out, I presume heading south towards less snow. The last two weeks were pretty much a bust. I tallied 20 or 30 or so in late season, so it wasn't a total waste.