Byers Farm Migration

Main forum for general non waterfowl discussions as well as general duck hunting information about travel, rules and regulations, and other duck hunting info along with the general topics.

Moderators: Tealer, Indaswamp, Dep6, Preacher1011, steve-o, La. Hunter, lostpup

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby CrazyDrake » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:01 am

We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:
User avatar
CrazyDrake
hunter
 
Posts: 496
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:18 am
Location: West TN/N.E Arkansas


Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:51 pm

CrazyDrake wrote:We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:

saw 20,000+ thousand snow geese on the mud flats here on monday....
The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

Save the Marsh, Eat a Nutria!

Never fart in your waders, it'll give you WORTS.
User avatar
Indaswamp
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 65902
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: South Louisiana

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Luladucks1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:49 am

Like someone flipped a switch here. Ducks are gone!
User avatar
Luladucks1
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:19 am

Indaswamp wrote:
CrazyDrake wrote:We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:

saw 20,000+ thousand snow geese on the mud flats here on monday....

So you saw over 20 million snow geese? :eek:
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. Thomas Sowell
User avatar
SpinnerMan
hunter
 
Posts: 18789
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Joliet, IL

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby MarkM » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:29 am

SpinnerMan wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
CrazyDrake wrote:We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:

saw 20,000+ thousand snow geese on the mud flats here on monday....

So you saw over 20 million snow geese? :eek:

He ran out of fingers & toes to count on :grooving:
possumfoot wrote:i cant remember who said it, but they said it best.. to a grown man, watching child birth is like a 9yo watching disney land burn to the ground..


Locked&Loaded wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:...metrosexual....


:lol3: I am!
User avatar
MarkM
hunter
 
Posts: 2684
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Waco, TX

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:31 pm

SpinnerMan wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
CrazyDrake wrote:We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:

saw 20,000+ thousand snow geese on the mud flats here on monday....

So you saw over 20 million snow geese? :eek:

:lol3: my bad...20+ thousand....
The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

Save the Marsh, Eat a Nutria!

Never fart in your waders, it'll give you WORTS.
User avatar
Indaswamp
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 65902
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: South Louisiana

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:45 pm

We had a lot of birds headed north last weekend. There are still ducks around, they're just scattered. We couldn't buy a front two years ago, now we can't stop them. The odd weather and late migration is still impacting us.
http://www.byersfarm.com Bill Byers' Hunter Club est. 1953

CraZyMatt wrote:Well, I guess I'll see y'all on the internet.
User avatar
ByersFarm
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 15857
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:03 am
Location: Hunter, AR

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:10 pm

ByersFarm wrote:We had a lot of birds headed north last weekend. There are still ducks around, they're just scattered. We couldn't buy a front two years ago, now we can't stop them. The odd weather and late migration is still impacting us.

yep. but we did very well late in the season 2 years ago because the high river kept some ponds open and allowed the feed to grow. the birds were in it late and worked very well to the deeks and call.

Late migration killed us. we did not have good bird numbers until last week, and I could not go nursing a dog after surgery...guys at da camp killed a lot of birds though.
The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

Save the Marsh, Eat a Nutria!

Never fart in your waders, it'll give you WORTS.
User avatar
Indaswamp
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 65902
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: South Louisiana

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:13 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
SpinnerMan wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
CrazyDrake wrote:We are 20 miles north of Byers, if that, and as of sunday had at lot of birds flying back north. The 20-25 mile an hour north wind probably helped that as well. Many birds in the area. :thumbsup:

saw 20,000+ thousand snow geese on the mud flats here on monday....

So you saw over 20 million snow geese? :eek:

:lol3: my bad...20+ thousand....

Oh, damn it. You had me all excited about my snow goose trip this spring. I thought they had a super dooper bumper crop of young 'uns to slaughter. :lol3:
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. Thomas Sowell
User avatar
SpinnerMan
hunter
 
Posts: 18789
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Joliet, IL

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:13 pm

We finished really strong two years ago as well. We had ducks all year that year, they just got used to the call.
I'm down one dog right now. Eb is having some issues with his liver. We are waiting on the biopsy to come back and hoping it's not cancer.
http://www.byersfarm.com Bill Byers' Hunter Club est. 1953

CraZyMatt wrote:Well, I guess I'll see y'all on the internet.
User avatar
ByersFarm
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 15857
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:03 am
Location: Hunter, AR

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:16 pm

ByersFarm wrote:We finished really strong two years ago as well. We had ducks all year that year, they just got used to the call.
I'm down one dog right now. Eb is having some issues with his liver. We are waiting on the biopsy to come back and hoping it's not cancer.

damn Brah...tough to hear that. I like Eb, he's a great dog. I'm still waiting for a biopsy as well. Hoping for a benign tumor.
The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

Save the Marsh, Eat a Nutria!

Never fart in your waders, it'll give you WORTS.
User avatar
Indaswamp
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 65902
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: South Louisiana

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:19 pm

Hoping both your dogs are ok guys.
Uneasyjmitchell wrote:Is Erie salt water?


Indawoods wrote:
leaving me slack jawed and stupified. mangy feline deathkitty stole my bird.
User avatar
OHIODUCKA5
hunter
 
Posts: 19228
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:46 pm

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby quacknstack6 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:30 pm

ByersFarm wrote:We finished really strong two years ago as well. We had ducks all year that year, they just got used to the call.
I'm down one dog right now. Eb is having some issues with his liver. We are waiting on the biopsy to come back and hoping it's not cancer.

I saw that on the face page today, hate to hear that man and want you to know you have my prayers. Keep us updated.
OHIODUCKA5 gives dry hobo jerks at the truck stop.
User avatar
quacknstack6
hunter
 
Posts: 7631
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:28 pm
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby teddysberna » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:46 pm

Hope both your dogs recover quick and it's nothing serious....
ByersFarm wrote:
Westtennduckhunter wrote:Sugar is a top secret place.

Sugar is a mythical place, with unicorns and sugar plum ferries. It's a majestic place. I mean moth8rf^@king majestic. Like a bald eagle getting a hand job from the statue of liberty herself.
User avatar
teddysberna
hunter
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:25 pm
Location: Georgetown KY

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:33 pm

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I buried a good duck dog 51 weeks ago. I'm damn sure not ready to do it again.
http://www.byersfarm.com Bill Byers' Hunter Club est. 1953

CraZyMatt wrote:Well, I guess I'll see y'all on the internet.
User avatar
ByersFarm
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 15857
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:03 am
Location: Hunter, AR

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WTN10 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:45 pm

Whoa sorry to hear about Eb. Praying everything is alright.
2014 Season Totals:
Mallards: 243
Redheads: 114
Woodducks: 119
Grebes: 36
Blue Geese: 134
Snow Geese: 178
Hawks: 4
User avatar
WTN10
hunter
 
Posts: 14206
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:02 pm
Location: Western Tunisia

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OGblackcloud » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:08 pm

Byers sending some prayers your way
User avatar
OGblackcloud
State Moderator
 
Posts: 19856
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:38 pm
Location: Minnesota / Calif.

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:28 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Hoping both your dogs are ok guys.

x2

I lost my dog a couple month ago. Still get bummed about it from time to time.
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. Thomas Sowell
User avatar
SpinnerMan
hunter
 
Posts: 18789
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Joliet, IL

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby cartervj » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:26 pm

Prayers sent for your pups, hate to hear that Cason. Does Shan know?
“Nothing makes me more certain of the victory of our ideas than our success in the universities” – Adolf H, 1930
User avatar
cartervj
hunter
 
Posts: 8250
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:01 pm
Location: NW AL

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:58 pm

cartervj wrote:Prayers sent for your pups, hate to hear that Cason. Does Shan know?

That's who has been working on him. We dropped him off Monday, but he was out duck hunting and didn't get back until yesterday. I completely forgot to mention you when I met with him yesterday.
http://www.byersfarm.com Bill Byers' Hunter Club est. 1953

CraZyMatt wrote:Well, I guess I'll see y'all on the internet.
User avatar
ByersFarm
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 15857
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:03 am
Location: Hunter, AR

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby cartervj » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:06 pm

We were over on his lease til Tuesday, that's why I asked. The pups are in great hands.

Prayers for you and yours too!
“Nothing makes me more certain of the victory of our ideas than our success in the universities” – Adolf H, 1930
User avatar
cartervj
hunter
 
Posts: 8250
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:01 pm
Location: NW AL

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:17 pm

He told me you guys got after them pretty good over the weekend. I think he's cautiously optimistic after the ultrasound, but we aren't ruling anything out yet. I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers guys.
http://www.byersfarm.com Bill Byers' Hunter Club est. 1953

CraZyMatt wrote:Well, I guess I'll see y'all on the internet.
User avatar
ByersFarm
DHC Sponsor
 
Posts: 15857
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:03 am
Location: Hunter, AR

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:05 am

Prayers from MN...
Setting up meetings between geese and God since 1992...

Gud till ära, oss till gagn...
User avatar
Gunnysway
hunter
 
Posts: 5192
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 11:46 am
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:06 am

Here's to hoping everything goes well.

Sent from my ADR6410LVW using Tapatalk 2
User avatar
beretta24
hunter
 
Posts: 7902
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:54 pm
Location: MN

Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby whistlin_wings » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:29 am

Sorry to hear that, my dog just got his stitches out from a getting in a fight with a pitbull
You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.
User avatar
whistlin_wings
State Moderator
 
Posts: 9769
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:54 am
Location: CENTEX

PreviousNext

Return to The Honey Hole

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], hillbilly.. and 6 guests