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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:29 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:30 pm

I'd call that soft-core duck porn.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:31 pm

Snow geese.....Meh.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby quacknstack6 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Byers if you need someone to put a hurt on the snows I may know a guy.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:41 pm

quacknstack6 wrote:Byers if you need someone to put a hurt on the snows I may know a guy.


His name is woody.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:43 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
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OHIODUCKA5 wrote:I won't see that many waterfowl in my lifetime, and you get it every year. Amazing

You should schedule a trip. Every spring we go snow goose hunting. We have seen 100's of thousands of birds on a number of trips. It is amazing. That alone is worth the trip. I'm serious. Put it on the to do list and make it happen.


I'm trying to plan a trip for next year. It was either a snow goose hunt in the spring or to the Eastern Shore to hunt the bay

I've done both. Both were great times. Good luck.

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quacknstack6 wrote:Byers if you need someone to put a hurt on the snows I may know a guy.


His name is woody.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:01 pm

possumfoot wrote:http://theadvocate.com/sports/7510943-123/states-waterfowl-boss-disappointed

i guess this makes sense.. i saw my first coots of the year today.. still have blue wings.. did not see any of the green wings i heard about.. widgeon are decent.. mallards and grays are adding to the numbers every day.. i probably should turn the pump back on to accomidate the numbers, but, i'm not going to.. i was hoping to catch and condition birds transitioning to and from the lake and refuges, but they are just staying put there.. every time i bump em, they go to the refuge for a little bit, then come right back...

we picked up a lot of coots with this last front that moved through on the 12th...
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:18 pm

teddysberna wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
quacknstack6 wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Back to the topic. The birds are showing up in force today.

How many birds do you estimate are sitting your fields today?


I'd say 150k from what I've seen in the air. I'd like to more than double that number in the next ten days, but I have my doubts.


At peak you guys are holding 300K+? That's crazy... That is nearly 1% of the estimated puddle duck population in the US. :eek:

Cason is close to claypool status.


The 150 is total birds. At peak we should hold 500k total between specks, snows, and ducks. 200k ducks was a routine figure when aerial surveys were conducted here in the past.


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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby waterfowlman » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:39 am

ByersFarm wrote:10,001
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STOP IT!!!




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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:06 pm

Keep the migration reports coming from up the flyway. :thumbsup:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby beretta24 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:19 pm

North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby t_baker » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:41 am

65 degrees today. Ten day average is mid 40's high mid 30's low.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:14 pm

beretta24 wrote:North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.


That sucks.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:02 am

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
beretta24 wrote:North half of MN is pretty locked up except for some open water in the middle and big lakes like Mille Lacs. I drove around the east central part and its about half and half but we've been getting light rain and wind all day. I suspect most stuff will be open tomorrow in that region.

In two weeks I would guess MN will be largely froze up not counting rivers and large lakes.


That sucks.

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:07 am

There seems to be a healthy number of birds in the state. Everyone I talk to says they have birds. Most say they have more than normal. This is indicative of what I thought would happen. With the late migration more landowners had fields flooded which in turn stopped more waterfowl. We didn't see the mass concentration early, but I expect to see the birds load up once season opens. Usually the opening day of season is a non stop influx of birds seeking refuge. We will see.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:56 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby 18javelin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:15 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Image

BIRDS!!!!
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 pm

that almost qualifies as a 'mega flock ton' of birds! :clapping: :clapping: thanks for the pics. Cason.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:50 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Image



Byers, I think your lens is dirty... there are a bunch of tiny imperfections that keep messing up that beautiful scenery picture... :hammer:
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Gunnysway » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:54 pm

If it's not froze up yet...

It will be.

Winnipeg, Canada. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0547

Minneapolis, MN. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USMN0503
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby sprigs4days » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:59 pm

what's your duck numbers estimation now Cason?
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:05 pm

LARGE quantities of "fowl" excrement.
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:09 pm

D Comeaux wrote:LARGE quantities of "fowl" excrement.


I bet there is a metric ton of goose poop
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Re: Byers Farm Migration

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:13 pm

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