Snow on the ground?

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Snow on the ground?

Postby WendallMan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Hey fellers,
I am planning on heading up this weekend for some late season watching. I call it watching because I can't get the damn birds to commit.

Can anyone from the SW region tell me if the fields are covered with snow still or did you get warm weather long enough to melt it away? I haven't been watching the weather lately so I have no idea what is going on up that way.

Thanks in advance for your help.

I will be near the big lake, bout 30 miles north of the Indiana border if someone from that area sees this.

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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby j6mccauslin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:17 pm

very little snow, a dusting to an inch, depends on the area, the warm up melted most of it
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby WendallMan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:05 pm

j6mccauslin wrote:very little snow, a dusting to an inch, depends on the area, the warm up melted most of it


Thank you kindly sir.

Last time I was up for the late duck/goose days I wasn't expecting or ready for the ground to be covered and stuck out like a sore thumb. Got me some red neck plans on making a snow cover for my layout blind that I will get started on tomorrow though.

Thanks again for the report!
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby NuffDaddy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:17 pm

The ground should be white. We have 1-2" by the sag bay and are expecting 1-2 more across southern LP in the next week. Good luck. Let us know how you do.


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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby WendallMan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:41 am

NuffDaddy wrote:The ground should be white. We have 1-2" by the sag bay and are expecting 1-2 more across southern LP in the next week. Good luck. Let us know how you do.


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Thanks!

I hope I have something to report back with. I haven't been able to get out much. I live in Illinois but haven't been able to take the hunters safety course here yet so my times out are limited to when I can make it up to Michigan with my buddies at their cottage. We only managed a couple of ducks and one honker so far this year.
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby Outdoor Gal » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm

I'm between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids and most of snow is gone, just a little dusting left in the shady areas where the sun couldn't get to it. Forecast says we may get another light dusting the next couple of days, less than a 1/2". Saturday is looking like temps back in the 40's.

Good luck! We went out today trying to run some traffic, had a couple looks, but couldn't get them to commit. Hoping to give it a go again on Saturday if we can work some babysitting out with Grandma. :)
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby WendallMan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:29 am

Outdoor Gal wrote:I'm between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids and most of snow is gone, just a little dusting left in the shady areas where the sun couldn't get to it. Forecast says we may get another light dusting the next couple of days, less than a 1/2". Saturday is looking like temps back in the 40's.

Good luck! We went out today trying to run some traffic, had a couple looks, but couldn't get them to commit. Hoping to give it a go again on Saturday if we can work some babysitting out with Grandma. :)


Thanks, and good luck to you too!
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:04 am

I have a river FULL of mallards and geese right now, Watching them play is just about as good as hunting them. :biggrin:
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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby WendallMan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:38 am

We got skunked. Saw quite a few on Saturday, had some come in and circle a couple of times but couldn't get any to commit.

Sunday was too windy/cold for us (aka we had hangovers) and we didn't make it back into the field.

Maybe next time...


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Re: Snow on the ground?

Postby Outdoor Gal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:41 pm

We were skunked too. The birds had been flying very consistantly both mornings and evenings. Of course, Saturday they decided to sit on the roost until 3:30pm. We had to pack it up at noon to relieve the babysitter. Figures. lol.
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