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Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:14 am

Saw some high fliers today over the Lake heading North from down around Dresden,NY!Was about 60 in a flock and up there pretty high!These are the first snows I have seen since Dec.!
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: Snows

Postby Champney » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:20 pm

I guess they were on the Vt/Mass border a couple days ago. It seems like with the hot weather and that big wind storm they would have already been here. I've seen alot of migrating canadas the past 3 days.
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Re: Snows

Postby ronvt » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:34 am

Tons of Canadas moved through the Islands yesterday.
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Re: Snows

Postby Champney » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:35 pm

They are here! saw over a thousand in a feild yesterday. This morning they have started to fly north pretty low and have been seeing constant flocks all day. We found a roosting hole that a few thousand snows and 400 hundred canada's have been using last night and hopefully we'll hit it tommaro night if we cant find a feild there in tonight.

Good luck for the island hunters because there heading right in your direction.
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:28 pm

I have been on Champlain for a week now and have not seen a single snow goose,I am not up as far as Champney,but I have been sitting between dead creek and the Whiteface ranch on the highest ground I can find glassing for birds all week!Do not even tell me I missed these birds!
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: Snows

Postby Champney » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:49 am

yesterday we have seen over 3000 in a feild next to dead creek refuge and another thousand on the controlled part across the road. There are also some feilds around there have 200-300 hundred of birds in them too. We had a feild for today but someone ended up jump shooting it at the last minute and didnt even get anything! The next day we get a south wind just check the refuge and if there there start scouting around. That's how I found them.
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:59 pm

Got into one flock today and goinng too be set up in the am to nail them hard!Five of us heading to Addison in the morning!

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And one of me with my first two snows ever!

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Re: Snows

Postby LBeinhaur » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:38 am

Hey Pete,
Let me know how you did at Dead creek . I live a few miles from there and saw about 200 in the refuge on Thursday.
Thinking maybe tonight and tomorrow AM.
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Re: Snows

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:03 am

Congratulations on your birds!! Did you jump them or decoy?
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Re: Snows

Postby Champney » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:37 pm

Saw those snows on wensday-friday. The dead creek outfiters walked out there friday afternoon with the snows already in the feild with only a dozen fullbodys and blinds that you could easiely pick out. Did'nt look like they knew what they were doing. If they just set up there thursday morning like they told me they were, they would of hit them hard!
But nice job on the snows! We shot one today and hopefully we'll get them tommaro. Were going to be in a feild were there were two thousand the last couple of days.
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Re: Snows

Postby Champney » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:33 am

No luck! The snows are commeted and then flair at the last minute out of shooting range. We had 5 or 6 flocks come in cuped and feet down and then just flair at the last minute and it's to far to shot. I think next year I'm converting the rags into all fullbodys!

Anybody having any luck out there? I'm 0 for 2 :mad:
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:05 pm

We are two on Friday and two on Saturday,no decoys and only coffin blinds hoping they hit the same field from the day before! But I am not complaining for this being my first time trying too hunt these birds!Rest assure I will have decoys for this fall and next spring! I am looking into old canadian shells and some white spray paint!Gonna buy as many used canadian shells as I can get for dirt cheap on ebay or other hunting sites and just paint them!Plus the guys I have been hunting with are all for making silo out of corregated plastic,so we are gonna try and make a bunch of decoys!
Well anyway here are some pics!

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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: Snows

Postby Champney » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:20 pm

nice job pete/pmr. I havent seen to many snow goose hunters but alot of road hunters/sneakers. I went to addison yesterday and saw alot of migrators passing through low and towards ferrisburg. looked all over the place over there and up to shelburne area so I think they went straight to the islands. Is anybody up there getting anything? I know they stoped up there last spring.
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Re: Snows

Postby chambo32 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:30 pm

For the last two weeks there has been about 10,000 or more near the Rouse's Point Bridge. Hunted over decoys last saturday and only got a couple. Decoyed about a lot of canadas though.
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:41 am

Yeah the biologist up at Dead Creek told me he took a ride up too the border last week and saw like 3000 up there holding on the lake!My buddy in Grand Isle said they are not coming in too the fields yet and when they do he will call and we will head up too hunt them!I am really hoping it happens soon! :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: Snows

Postby Champney » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:07 pm

I heard Frontier Guide Service was doing good. A heard a group they were guiding shot 220 snows in two days!
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Re: Snows

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:45 pm

I'm not trying to start anything but 220 in 2 days doesn't sound right to me. Only because their website says they do 6 hunters per day. With the limit being 15 per day that's 90 per day, times 2, that equals only 180 birds.
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:02 am

Where is Frontier Guides located?Cause if they are in Vermont they are taking birds illegally!Like CtRiver said thats only 90 a day 180 for a two day total! :huh:Even if the guide shot a limit each day that would still only be 210!
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: Snows

Postby Champney » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:23 am

eiderman1 wrote:We had 8 hunters each day. We shot alot of mature snows around 60% plus ,4or5 lessers,and 4 blue geese 1 really good eagle head.

It's on the snow goose hunting thread.
There located in swanton. I think they have land in N. Hero, NY, and Canada.
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Re: Snows

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:24 pm

yeah 8 hunters sounds much better. I didn't realize you could decoy the spring birds well enough to get that many. Everything I've heard this season is how hard these birds are to hunt.
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Re: Snows

Postby Champney » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:05 pm

I guess there one of the best snow goose guides in vt. It's also alot eaiser when you have fullbody's out compared to rags or socks. I know we had a crapy spring season. Know it's time to get ready for the september opener! Got some decoys to buy.
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:38 pm

I am in the same frame of mind you are,I am on 6 diferent duck hunting chats and trying too buy up old canadian shells or full bodies,don't care what shape they are in cause I am making them into snows! :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: Snows

Postby Champney » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:28 pm

I been looking on ebay. They got some pretty good deals. Also does anybody know if the snows are still around? mabe up in the islnds?
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Re: Snows

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:54 am

Last report I had was they were holding on Champlain and not coming in too the fields in Grand Isle,my buddy lives up there and has a farm he runs and has pea fields and the birds usually hit his fields and he said he would send me a message or call as soon as they hit his fields,and I have not heard a word yet!But I will call him this evening!If he is seeing them then he will let me know!And I will let you know!
Monday I saw 5 snows in Dead Creek,hanging with 3 canadians!I am also talking with some guys in New York and Jersey,and Quebec,and getting reports from there!So I will check in with all the people and see what is up! :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: Snows

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:06 am

What's going on with the snows? Is that it for the migration, or are they still coming through?
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