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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:24 pm

possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
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ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby possumfoot » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:37 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.



well, we don't feeze on the freeze, so that probably helps.. and the refuge pumps too, so they don't freeze.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:40 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.

opposite here...we get birds looking for a place to land on the fronts. Birds make you look like you tied strings to their feet. when the wind shifts to the south, our numbers fall.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:41 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.

opposite here...we get birds looking for a place to land on the fronts. Birds make you look like you tied strings to their feet. when the wind shifts to the south, our numbers fall.

Do y'all freeze up down there?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:44 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.

opposite here...we get birds looking for a place to land on the fronts. Birds make you look like you tied strings to their feet. when the wind shifts to the south, our numbers fall.

Do y'all freeze up down there?

rare...but it does happen. but only 1/2" of ice at the most...
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Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:52 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:How do you decipher new from old?



lol.. just guess.. new to the area.. birds that work in large flocks, and finish fast.. even in less than favorable conditions..

"old" birds usually work in ones, twos and small groups.. "new" ducks would be larger groups that commit right off the bat.. then they start spreadign out and getting busted up..

That's what I call ducks being stupid after a freeze.



naw, they stupid during a long freeze.. :yes: usually uneducated after.. we SMOKE em during a hard freeze, then kill migrating birds coming out of the south on the thaw..

I'd rather hunt the thaw any day than the freeze. They feed before a freeze, but after several days they are really hungry and stupid.

opposite here...we get birds looking for a place to land on the fronts. Birds make you look like you tied strings to their feet. when the wind shifts to the south, our numbers fall.

Do y'all freeze up down there?

rare...but it does happen. but only 1/2" of ice at the most...

That ain't no freeze brah! On a light freeze like that you will see them feeding before the front. When we get several inches of ice or a several day freeze you will see ducks lose their mind on the thaw. It takes a couple of days of freeze up to see that side of them.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:35 am

ByersFarm wrote:That ain't no freeze brah! On a light freeze like that you will see them feeding before the front. When we get several inches of ice or a several day freeze you will see ducks lose their mind on the thaw. It takes a couple of days of freeze up to see that side of them.

We don't ever get locked up down here, that's as close to a freeze as we get down here in south Louisiana....
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby possumfoot » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:00 pm

well, we be killin the heck out of em on a hard freeze.. :yes: :yes: thaw is mheee. things ain't "locked up" just yet.. takes more cold.. and i cant wait.. geese moved in in force today... big push of spoons has arrived.. mallards are plentiful..
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Luladucks1 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:24 pm

I saw a ton of new geese today! And a good number of duck as well. Gonna give em a hollar in the morning!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:32 pm

Started to thaw today and should finish tomorrow. I expect to see birds return to those that have been holding holes open.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby KaceyDucks » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:07 am

Byers, can you post some picks up from hunts this year. I am having to love vicariously through DHC. I have had two of the best hunts of my life this year and my first band but have only got to hunt a handful of times.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:14 am

KaceyDucks wrote:Byers, can you post some picks up from hunts this year. I am having to love vicariously through DHC. I have had two of the best hunts of my life this year and my first band but have only got to hunt a handful of times.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:05 pm

Teal must really piss y'all off! Lol. Nice. Hunted with a group some years back and we were covered up with big groups of teal. Couple guys said I ain't shooting no teal. Well sit back and watch cause I love the little mothers! If that's what you got have fun.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby KAhunter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:48 pm

Holy teal! I love shooting teal. Best eating duck if you ask me.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:37 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Crazy Matt » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:50 pm

Youtube messed up the quality.


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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:55 pm

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DANG the speckle bellies!!!

@Cason, what ever happened to your resident speck?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:21 pm

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DANG the speckle bellies!!!

@Cason, what ever happened to your resident speck?

They're still living large on our lake.

On a non waterfowl related update, it appears our quail project is working. We just flushed our first covey of quail.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby KaceyDucks » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:25 pm

That is pretty awesome. Yall really put a hurting on them.

Thanks for the pictures! Looks like a blast.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:47 pm

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DANG the speckle bellies!!!

@Cason, what ever happened to your resident speck?

They're still living large on our lake.

On a non waterfowl related update, it appears our quail project is working. We just flushed our first covey of quail.[/quote]

Good on you!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:58 pm

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HOLY CRAP!!!

Captain America hunts at Byers Farm...?

That's so cool... :hammer:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:56 pm

The geese are on the return today.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:57 pm

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HOLY CRAP!!!

Captain America hunts at Byers Farm...?

That's so cool... :hammer:

He is somewhat of a celebrity.
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