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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Cujo1 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:17 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby mitchmc » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:35 pm

sweeeeeeet!! Now you made me break out the redbone and blow the dust out of it.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:46 pm

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WTN10 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:50 pm

My son is sitting in bed with me now mouth calling geese. Sounds better then I do.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:53 pm

How long before ya can get him out there?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WTN10 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:56 pm

beretta24 wrote:How long before ya can get him out there?


He was out when he was a year old. Had him out last year (3). He got cold and we left because it was a crappy day anyway (took a bunch of teenagers too and they kind of "overcalled"). Getting him a real deal hunting jacket this year for his birthday and see if he does better.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:18 pm

steve-o wrote:Keep being "that guy". Love seeing the pictures and progress of the migration.

^^^^that^^^^

Great pics. Cason! Keep 'em coming! :clapping:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:19 pm

I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:21 pm

ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:38 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

You are, but that's what this place is about...sharin the passion.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:39 pm

And bullschitting
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:52 pm

beretta24 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

You are, but that's what this place is about...sharin the passion.

:lol3: I was on a natural high all weekend! If I could put dat in a bottle I'd be a billionaire!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby whisperin' duck » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:20 pm

ByersFarm wrote:My wife enjoys it enough that she took these this morning. Image


I'm assuming those weren't taken with the iPhone.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

Not to me you're not. I feel like that with the duck pics sometimes, but as long as everyone enjoys them....
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Luladucks1 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:45 pm

I love specks! Prettiest of all the geese In my opinion. And most definitely the best eating ! I haven't even heard a passer by over here yet.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:49 pm

whisperin' duck wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:My wife enjoys it enough that she took these this morning. Image


I'm assuming those weren't taken with the iPhone.


The ones from today were all taken with a Nikon D7000.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby TrapperRob » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:55 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

Not to me you're not. I feel like that with the duck pics sometimes, but as long as everyone enjoys them....


Oh we enjoy them... As long as you don't join those banded guys and start hanging them on your side mirrors, talking about "group limits" :hammer: :hammer:



Keep them coming Cason....
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:17 pm

TrapperRob wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

Not to me you're not. I feel like that with the duck pics sometimes, but as long as everyone enjoys them....


Oh we enjoy them... As long as you don't join those banded guys and start hanging them on your side mirrors, talking about "group limits" :hammer: :hammer:



Keep them coming Cason....


I think we're both safe then.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:19 pm

ByersFarm wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:I'm glad you all enjoy the pics. I'll keep it updated as things change.

I hope I'm not "that guy" with all the Venice Louisiana porn.... :sad:

Not to me you're not. I feel like that with the duck pics sometimes, but as long as everyone enjoys them....

Good to know...then I'll keep posting our adventures... :thumbsup:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby possumfoot » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Luladucks1 wrote:I love specks! Prettiest of all the geese In my opinion. And most definitely the best eating ! I haven't even heard a passer by over here yet.



they are on their way.. byers, i would not be supprised if you wake up and notice an increase over night tonight..

i can't wait and its still 6+ weeks till we open.. :crying:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:04 am

They were steadily arriving from all directions yesterday evening. Some may find this odd, but I'd bet half of the birds I saw yesterday came from the south. I am a firm believer that these birds, whether the originate in the prudhoe bay, northwest, or yukon territories, begin their migration with a planned stop here. We've got another 50 acres flooded that we are going to roll the stubble in today. Right now it's all about making room for them.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:17 am

Could well be, and neat to see such concentrations in any event.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Blackcloud870 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:24 am

ByersFarm wrote:They were steadily arriving from all directions yesterday evening. Some may find this odd, but I'd bet half of the birds I saw yesterday came from the south. I am a firm believer that these birds, whether the originate in the prudhoe bay, northwest, or yukon territories, begin their migration with a planned stop here. We've got another 50 acres flooded that we are going to roll the stubble in today. Right now it's all about making room for them.

70 years of conditioning ought to do that to em. We don't yet manage our farm for waterfowl, but I'd imagine it would look a little something like this (with about 1/3 the numbers) of solid canadas if we did. Keep em coming man :clapping:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:34 am

In the late 90's we had a pair of color marked specks that wintered on our farm for 4 years. We were helping the bird banding laboratory and the biologists in canada with their study of white fronted geese. Part of what we, and others, did was spot and record the birds. It was far from a glamorous job. We spotted what we thought was a poacher, who ended up being a minimum wage college student working for the program. Being the waterfowl nerds that we were, my father and I started helping the biologists out. The information that was shared between us was very interesting. Especially if you're in to that kind of thing. This pair in particular was spotted numerous times throughout the year. Late in the 4th year one of the birds was killed. The mate was never spotted again by us. I say all of that to say that clearly this pair new where they wanted to spend their winter. They knew where they would be safe, and well fed. I feel it is safe to assume that they didn't casually stumble into the same location for 4 years. This and other sightings convince me that imprinting works.
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