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Local Migration Update?

Postby gunshow » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:39 am

Just poking around to see if there are any updates available out there?
Checking out the DU migration map there are a lot of reports that lead me to believe that this weekend is the weekend to be out in the blind (well isn't every weekend or day for that matter). But us NR's need to pick and choose our battles so just looking for any local reports around the Rugby and Minnewaukan areas. :thumbsup:
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby duckwagon » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:21 am

local birds and lots off hunters
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby bipock » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:43 am

We just got back from DL. Bird numbers low for the area according to all the hunters and farmers out there. Lots of crops in the field still, though they were working round the clock to get them harvested. Talked with a couple guys since that were south of us and did fairly well.
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby bfosterhunter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:06 pm

Hi, IM also looking for an update for rugby area
Should not be frozen based on weather
freezing hard just north in Canada starting Tues. thru weekend

Any ducks around yet??

The big Canadians have not come down yet?
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby bandhunter20 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:21 pm

was at our place in the coleharbor area on audubon and we were there from the 1-6 of november and we hit it perfectly, shot around 140 birds. snows, mallards and canadians were everywhere. We were hunting flooded stubble fields, flooded sunflowers and a lot of dry stubble.
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby Ducks22 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:20 am

Had an amazing time in South Central ND last week. Some days were better than others but we went out with the primary focus to shoot mallards and we did shoot some every day. Started the trip on Sunday and drove to and scouted out of my cousins place in eastern ND for Monday's hunt. Mallards did not cooperate in the field but ended the day 1 short of a 5 man limit. Fun part was we had a moose in our field and didn't even know it until the DNR came flying across the field on a wheeler and more or less told us we had to go because they were going to dispatch it due a brain worm. Oh well, moved to some close water and cleaned up on teal, 1 mallard, 2 geese, and a gadwall.
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Tuesday went about 120 miles west adn set up with another group that we knew was out there and ended the morning shoot with 25 mallards. It was a fun shoot, would have liked more greenheads but a hen eats the same and with 3 inexperienced field hunters we were lucky not to end up with anymore.
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The next 3 days we hunted within 40 miles of the house we were staying at. Met great people from the state as always and did not have a problem finding birds or getting on fields/water to hunt.
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Thursday we shot some ducks in the field in the morning and decided to set up on a little body of water that was full of ducks around 1. Each taking turns shooting, we ended the hunt with a redhead, pintail, gadwall, widgeon, bluebill, canvasback, ringneck, bufflehead, teal, and a shoveler. Definately a fun way to finish out a limit and it literally took less than 90 minutes.
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All in all a great trip and can't wait to go back in a couple weeks. Need a couple weeks to recover from eating duck for 6 days straight...
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby WildDuckman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:36 pm

This is what I'm talking about.... Looks like you guys had a blast!
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby Bull Can » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:37 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: Local Migration Update?

Postby cps2009 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Just got back from the Devils area...most everything still has ice on it even with the warmer temps. Birds have kept some smaller holes open on some of the larger sloughs, but majority were sticking to the big lake (stump and devils). There are birds around, but not in the big numbers as the week prior. Find the corn they're using and you should attract birds. However, noticed they were very picky about which corn fields they wanted into. A lot of birds passing up huge corn fields for smaller ones, and when we drove into some of these larger fields, we noticed no waste corn and lots of old poop (most likely from the big push of birds last week). If you can find a field that they're using that has been recently harvested, you'll shoot easy limits, otherwise it's going to be tough going since the numbers aren't massive right now. Still think there's some birds up north, but with the forecast for this week, think it's gonna be pretty close to being done. We shot limits three days in a row from the same field, all mallard, many of which were not the typical BIG tennis ball sized head mallards. Hence why there may still be some bigger flocks to come down.
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