Spring springing...

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Spring springing...

Postby Baymen Moe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:27 pm

Just a few observations from today, I know, boring but noteworthy. Leakey will be pleased to know I saw and heard some great Toms today. Of course as always they were hanging out around the schools and library in Duxbury. Very cool to hear gobbling so close. They are starting to strut their stuff. It will be frustrating watching them this spring, knowing they won't move into huntable areas.

The other thing was seeing tons of ducks trecking northward this morning, quite a sight to see.

And I could not be happier that this storm is a miss. :thumbsup:
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:46 pm

noticed the crocuses have sprung up in my yard. always a good sign that the winter is finally letting up.

i cant wait for turkey season. im thinking about trying a new area on the cape, perhaps for tag number 2, if all goes accordingly. im even looking forward to catching some hatchery trout.

crossing my fingers on this storm, baymen. if it turns into a big ice event it could suck.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:20 pm

oh, and man, i want the pats to sign revis and a pass rusher.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby MIKE J. » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:36 pm

Saw my first pair of woodies this afternoon, The winter flocks of turkeys seem to be shrinking, First herring have arrived and the swans have begun building the nest again behind my house. Looking forward to spring :thumbsup:
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby duckstopper333 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:31 pm

Had a few grackles and cow birds at the feeder today, but there's still a foot of snow in my yard.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Joser06 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:57 pm

Just bought all my turkey stuff for this year for my first season in MA. Season is very close.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Baymen Moe » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:08 pm

Joser06 wrote:Just bought all my turkey stuff for this year for my first season in MA. Season is very close.

Something tells me we're going to see some turkeys draped over a stone wall. :biggrin:
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Joser06 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:36 am

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Something tells me we're going to see some turkeys draped over a stone wall. :biggrin:[/quote]


I hope so. I should be starting a new job in a couple weeks so my scouting time will be limited. The stone wall is dire need of a bird right now.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Sshorearcher » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:49 am

Started hearing woodcock calling/displaying last week and have seen a couple pairs of woodies this week. Finally. Also, heard a few lone spring peppers last week,....and wood frogs were on the move over the weekend.

Time to find some gobblers!
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Baymen Moe » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:11 pm

Huge flight of ducks this morning headed out. A woody pair and lot's of red wing blackbirds showing up. Oh yeah, and 28 degrees forcasted for next Monday. :sad:
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Baymen Moe » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:43 pm

Installed an Osprey nesting post today in the upper Bluefish river in Duxbury today. 3 Snowy Egrets observed.
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby MIKE J. » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:42 am

Seeing alot of Migrators heading northbound the last 2 days. They sound much better up high rather than the local birds flying right over your head.

Bring it on. :beer:
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Re: Spring springing...

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:32 pm

I've recently had my eyes on two toms...tripping over their beards. Looking forward to turkey season. I am purchasing zero additional gear this season. All I have is a jake decoy, a box call for far off, a push/pull call for in-close, my chair blind, and my gun. I cannot wait to hear them gobbling off the roost.

Anybody interested in starting a pool? Longest beard, longest spurs, heaviest bird?
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