Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

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Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby MinneKans » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:22 am

The first raft of coots arrived last night on Normandale Lake in Bloomington accross the street from my office. Been working at this location for 8 years and the coot arrival signals the begginning of the migration for me. It's on boys.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby hillbilly.. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:23 am

I seen a raft on Saturday before it startd to rain down here by Gaylord already.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby Swamp Gas » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:10 pm

I have been seeing a few here and there but they have all been small groups. No rafts to speak of.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby Chewy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:16 pm

Saw some coots show up along with more mallards that actually have green heads. Also had a few groups of widgeon this week in the west central area!
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby hillbilly.. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm

i cant wait for the big numbers of coots when you have 300 swim in front of you.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby Swamp Gas » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:00 pm

We bagged a couple drake wigeon on Saturday. Surprisingly they had some color. All the drake mallards have lacked color.

Some have still had egg shell pieces stuck to them.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby jpeterson117 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Swamp Gas wrote:We bagged a couple drake wigeon on Saturday. Surprisingly they had some color. All the drake mallards have lacked color.

Some have still had egg shell pieces stuck to them.


Same for us, all drake mallards have lacked color so far. Hopefully that changes soon!
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby MNjonboatguy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:39 am

Was hunting a south central MN lake this weekend and the coots showed up in full force. On Saturday there was a group of 40-50 coots on this lake, then on Sunday there was about 500. We still shot mainly BW teal, but we had flocks of divers buzzin around as well. My buddy and I shot 5 BW teal, 1 mallard, 1 woodie, 1 redhead & 1 ringer.

Temps droppin and winds from the W and NNW this week.....makes me think this weekend could be good.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby beretta24 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:52 am

Lets just say Saturday was slow for us. And yes, I shot em so I'll eat em.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby BurnettGunner » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:11 am

Coot stew! You can cook them right and make them edible but normally you start wishing they were ducks about half way through your bowl.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby goldfish » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:09 pm

No lies, I had coot for the first time today. It was pretty darn good. Soaked the breasts in salt water, then froze them because I had to work the weekend, thawed them in worschester (sp?) and fried in a pan.

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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby beretta24 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:37 pm

Now when people talk em down you can say bullschit. Not very sporting but they'll eat if things are slow and the freezer is low.
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Re: Migration Alert! - The coots have landed!

Postby goldfish » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:02 am

I say let this be the migration alert topic.

Geese were moving today. High as they'd get with the clouds and heading south.

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