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spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:04 pm

anyone gonna try to bag some snows for the spring season? never have tried it before but it doesn't seem like there are any aorund. is it even worth the time and effort? :beer:
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Re: spring snows

Postby brokermike » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:53 pm

If I see them, they will die.

That said, it's pretty slim pickins' down here
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Re: spring snows

Postby hawkman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:18 pm

I plan to go out if I can find them. As of last Friday, they were still sitting on the Delaware river down South. This snow and ice isn't giving them much incentive to fly North. Looks like they will make a late appearance this year as they did last year. I did see a small group of five fly over my house last week. A group that small must have been lost. When they come, all heck will break loose. It is pretty amazing.
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Re: spring snows

Postby RangerX » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:45 pm

They will die. I'm ready.
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Re: spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:26 pm

yeah im pretty much in the same boat as the rest of you. If we can find them we'll be out there. I've been itching to get some trigger time again. Hopefully we get some warm weather to help get rid of the snow and ice. Should be smooth sailing from there.
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Re: spring snows

Postby hawkman » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:04 am

The season is open but other than five I saw a few weeks ago, I have not seen a goose. This storm we are getting right now isn't helping. I'm getting snow goose fever and no place to release my ambition.
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Re: spring snows

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 am

Yeah I am thinking about it,hoping the birds show up,but I think with this snow storm,they may be held back a few weeks! Which may be a good thing,because when they do come up they might have bigger numbers with them! But let's hope the season is still open then! :thumbsup:

Nick I got people looking and reporting too me about what they are seeing! As soon as I know you will know and we have to go kidnap Lance!

I saw about fifteen or twenty snows on Lamoile River on Tuesday sitting on the east side of the bridge off 89! There was open water on the west side of the bridge when we went down too Burlington,and on the way back up too Swanton I saw the geese out on the ice! But that is not enough to get excited about!
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Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: spring snows

Postby RangerX » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:13 pm

pete/pmr wrote:Yeah I am thinking about it,hoping the birds show up,but I think with this snow storm,they may be held back a few weeks! Which may be a good thing,because when they do come up they might have bigger numbers with them! But let's hope the season is still open then! :thumbsup:

Nick I got people looking and reporting too me about what they are seeing! As soon as I know you will know and we have to go kidnap Lance!

I saw about fifteen or twenty snows on Lamoile River on Tuesday sitting on the east side of the bridge off 89! There was open water on the west side of the bridge when we went down too Burlington,and on the way back up too Swanton I saw the geese out on the ice! But that is not enough to get excited about!


As soon as they show up, they are dead meat.

Next time you see snows sitting on the river, let me know... I live a mile away from there. :)
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Re: spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:03 pm

anyone get anything yet? drove to dead creek last week. talk about a waste of time, not any wildlife in the area although wasn't planning on seeing much with the storm.
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Re: spring snows

Postby hawkman » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:19 am

Been seeing some mallards starting to arrive. No snows.
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Re: spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:10 am

theres about 300-500 mallards in a cornfield by my place, they have been there since january
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Re: spring snows

Postby Drivetacks » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:45 am

Pete are you sure it was the lamoille? Both sides of the bridge have been frozen over since at least mid January, I thought maybe I was crazy but looked again on my way to work this morning... ECI's guys that are doing the construction on the bridge are walking across the ice below the bridge daily!

And Nick, when you and Lance find snows you tell that kid to call me!

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Re: spring snows

Postby hawkman » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:29 am

One of my buddies got into them this week. When he posted the photos, I noticed there wasn't any snow. Could not figure it out. Turns out he was hunting Pennsylvania.
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Re: spring snows

Postby FowlHooked » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:54 pm

They are all still down here in south jersey along the delaware bay
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Re: spring snows

Postby Mugzwump » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Yessir.. we are all waiting hard on them now... They're in the finger lakes, a few in Champlain.. but the masses wont be moving till the fields melt and the grass starts to grow. Not sure about southern Vermont but for anyone close to the border it'll be at least another 2 weeks. Be ready though, it'll be one big move from where they are now to the St. Lawrence river. Anyone in between will be lucky if they get in 2 days of good hunting. I hunt the north side of Champlain and then the south shore of the St. Lawrence, this year I'm putting everything into the fields by the river... the lakes have way too much ice this year unless we get some blazing sun to open them up the geese will just skip this whole area.

Good luck and keep the reports up.

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Re: spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:26 am

my buddies and i found some yesterday scouting, there isn't enough to be excited about but were gonna go after them tomorrow wish us luck!
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Re: spring snows

Postby GunNRun » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:59 pm

Pardon my ignorance but could you please explain the difference between waiting and waiting hard?
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Re: spring snows

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 am

I am in southwestern Vermont and put on over 350 miles in the last two days looking for snows in and along Lake Champlain and I am headed out today also,but have yet to see a snow goose,I have been to NY state yesterday,from Salem to Ticonderoga along the lake and have not seen a snow goose! Will let everyone know what I see today! :thumbsup:
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: spring snows

Postby Mugzwump » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:15 am

GunNRun wrote:Pardon my ignorance but could you please explain the difference between waiting and waiting hard?


:lol3: Waiting is sitting patiently, occupying yourself with other things to bide the time. Waiting hard is checking the weather every five minutes for a change, checking snow cover in the field, check ice cover on the lakes, living on the snowgoose migration forums... I've cleaned my gun twice just as I wrote this... re-uploaded the e-caller tracks just to be sure they're actually ON the track list... it's hard waiting.

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Re: spring snows

Postby VTfowl » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:42 am

went out hunting today just wingin it. Overall it was a big waste of time. Saw a fair amount of canadas but not a single snow... i guess thats what you get though when you just set up in a field and hope for some luck. Although our hopes weren't high it was still nice to get out and have some fun with the boys
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Re: spring snows

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:56 pm

Got a report from JTrotta in Ny saying he saw some snows last weekend down in Renselear Co Ny and he his looking for some guys to hunt with out there! Says all his regulars guys are out of town this week and he has 12 dozen decoys and ecaller to add to a hunt if anyone is looking for another person to hunt with? Waiting on my guys in Conn to drop me a message on snows down there!

I saw nothing today! Deer and turkey's,and some small groups of Canada's ! Lots of mallards and blacks hitting fields! So it should not be long now before the snows get here!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: spring snows

Postby RangerX » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:10 pm

VTfowl wrote:went out hunting today just wingin it. Overall it was a big waste of time. Saw a fair amount of canadas but not a single snow... i guess thats what you get though when you just set up in a field and hope for some luck. Although our hopes weren't high it was still nice to get out and have some fun with the boys


:lol:

Been there, done that. Birds land to feed typically... if they aren't there, chances are they won't be there tomorrow.

Best of luck... we are all waiting at this point.
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Re: spring snows

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:39 pm

Okay this is the report from Nodak outdoors,sort of like this forum,but anyway,here is the link to read what's going on elsewhere!

http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/forums/vie ... &start=360

I check this page out daily to see what is going on in the rest of the country!

says they have good flocks in SD/ ND!
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Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: spring snows

Postby Mugzwump » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:28 pm

They'll start moving up next week, the weather is about to break... its going to be a fast move though.

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Re: spring snows

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:43 pm

Save the tundra fellas! :hammer:
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