I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau
I'll get things together this am for a half assed hunt tomorrow am. Got a busy weekend and without a prime time spot ill save the political capital for duck season....need to dig some hole for deck footings
I have my gear ready to go, all I need need now is for the geese to start flying, my guess is I won't see any tomorrow but who knows, maybe the few that are around will be up and moving if they get shot at. Either way I'm excited.
Decided to get out of town this weekend and let it calm down around me. Too many yahoos scouting this morning, I packed up and headed out. Got a nice pasture with about 150 geese this evening. Should be a great way to kick off the season. Good luck and be safe.
well today was a bust. had competition with 4 other groups. and one group gota single. and there were 3 guys in that group and they could call pretty decent. so they were my comp. calld in a couple flocks to about 50yrds but couldn't get to commit and didn't want to take any over 30 aleast not today.
weekend. hardly saw anything moving in the area. it was a crap shoot to begin with since we didn't have fields locked up that were holding birds, but I was surprised by the lack of movement and shooting in the area
Nothing on Sunday, 5 today, I got caught with my pants down, literally. Long johns got too hot after the sun came out so I'm taking them off in the layout blind and I here a honk, 5 were up high and locked up. I got 1 of them.
Is it just me or does it seem like the birds are not moving like they usually do. They seem very sporadic (spelling?) and inconsistent... I am paying attention in a different part of the state than I usually hunt be even back where I use to hunt they have not been having very good numbers moving. anyone else in the same boat?
Went scouting Saturday and found a bunch of ducks but no geese. Hunted an alfalfa/hay field Sunday & Monday and got a flock to finish each day. Should've dropped more than we did, but it was still awesome watching the first flocks of the year cup in. Saw lots of groups of 10-30 and hardly any loners or pairs.
Monday morning went after doves instead of geese and had a blast. 60 doves down and in the truck before 8:30. Ended the weekend with 105 doves, 6 geese, and 17 pigeons(1 double banded). Definately a good time. Hoping to get in a little more windshield time this week and find a little better spot for the weekend.
I was on 94 headed west last night around sunset and I only saw 3 groups of geese. I'm just not seeing alot of birds flying around this fall, but its been brutally hot the past week and I think it will pick up later in September when the non-breeding geese start heading back through the state. I'm just noticing more groups of ducks flying around as well.
Last night west of st cloud around 7pm or so the sky exploded with geese. Saw more in the air in an hour and a half span than I have all year. They are around I think they just haven't been flying too much recently. hopefully they continue to move now, though this hot weather coming in this weekend doesn't leave me too hopeful.