Let's see what this weather pattern does to the birds!

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Let's see what this weather pattern does to the birds!

Postby Ed Caffrey » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:12 pm

Just read the weather report for the next few days. Here in Great Falls their calling for snow and blowing snow with a high temp on Monday of 26F! I may have to go out tomorrow evening (Sunday) and see if the weather is pushing more birds in. From the sounds of it I might have to start hunting the river before too long!
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Postby Deadpair » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:48 am

Winterstorm Warning! Hopefully this will push some big Green Heads down!
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Postby BznBlackDog » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:49 pm

Slow in Bozo today.... blue bird and windy. Managed a few greenheads and a canvas back or two.
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Postby marcbme » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:48 am

Hey Ed

Can you bust them geese at the fish hatchery? Or is that off limits?
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Postby Ed Caffrey » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:37 pm

They get a little up tight about shooting around there! :mrgreen:

With those birds I figure it would be more sporting to take a loaf of bread and a big stick.....and have fun from there....but again, the frown on "creative hunting" methods.
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Postby inthelips » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:32 pm

When I woke up on Monday morning and saw 4" of new snow and the temperature at 10 degrees I thought for sure it was going to be out of control. When I was within 10 miles of my hunting zone--no snow, no clouds, and it was 15 degrees warmer. I still had plenty of oppurtunities, but not it was not like I had thought it was going to be. I even had my video camera along as I was hoping to get some footage of birds working the decoys--no such luck.

Anyone else experience this in the past couple of days?
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Postby Duck Runner » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:05 pm

Opposite for me, no snow in town and 5 inches of snow at the lake. Today I was walking on the lake - ice was 2-3 inches thick.
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Postby phutch30 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:09 pm

We have had single diget temps 3 morns in a row and we havent had a good push of birds yet. I did hunter patrols today and drove by severl large bodies of water that should have lots of birds on them and they dont.
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Postby marcbme » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:41 pm

Which lake duck runner?
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Postby Troutslayer » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:53 pm

Which lake duck runner?

Answer that and you're a dead man.
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Postby inthelips » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:24 pm

I am heading to the other side of the state tomorrow as I recieved the phone call that there was a fresh push of birds now in, I hope that this will change for this side of the state as well.
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Postby marcbme » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:18 pm

Troutslayer wrote:
Which lake duck runner?

Answer that and you're a dead man.


Sorry, just curious. Didn't mean to pry into ya'll secrets.
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Postby Duck Runner » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:02 pm

marcbme wrote:
Troutslayer wrote:
Which lake duck runner?

Answer that and you're a dead man.


Sorry, just curious. Didn't mean to pry into ya'll secrets.


I could tell you, but then I would have to either:

a) kill you
or
b) wait for Troutslayer to kill me

either way it's trouble all the way around. :hammering:
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Postby quackymcquackster » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:19 am

i went back to a place yesterday that seemed (at least to me) like it'd be ducky that hadnt had much activity in recent weeks. sure as poop i got a few good shots off, and that was during a mostly scouting activity. was going to head back in this morning EARLY and with a proper plan, but had a bit of a malfunction in my sinus cavities that took me out of commision. so here i am at work all snotty and hopped up on a decongestant cocktail, wishing i'd just gone out there. oh well. they say freezing rain tonite so it doesnt look like the weather's changing much. this being my first season, its kinda exciting with the weather turning to crap and seeing more birds.
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