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Migration Reports

Postby Camohunter20 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:24 am

What is everyone seeing both west and east washington. (without giving up your honeyhole location) just wondering what everyone has been seeing. hunted last weekend on pend o'reille and shot 2 redheads and saw about 40-50 ducks total

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Re: Migration Reports

Postby h2ofowlr » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:22 am

I am seeing a lot of birds and the swans are just starting to arrive. What I am not seeing is rain, wind, nasty weather that I like.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby carl1783 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:54 am

Scouted the Snake last weekend on Lake Bryan and Lower Granite. Saw a total of six ducks and 30-40 geese. Warm weather and no migration.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby vandeman17 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Cooling off in Central Washington. Was 29 when I got up this morning and they are calling for some precipitation soon. It is starting to feel like duck season.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Tain't spit happening in the Portland, Oregon area. I am shooting some ducks. It is taking a bunch of jumping around and spot and stalk hunting to get them. We need some hard weather in Canada to push the big migrations south. Geese are in our area in the 10's of thousand. Ducks are as rare as hen's teeth. If you want to make the run down to the L & C Refuge you can shoot plenty of ducks there. I am waiting until the divers come in thick before I make the drive.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby duckdogger07 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:55 pm

I have been doing pretty decent this year. Went out Saturday seen 300/400 pins 150/200 teal 40/50 mallards and a whole lot of divers. No geese though. Waiting for the big flocks to come in still..... O and by the house(can't hunt by the house with a shotgun) everyday i see about 1000 wigeon. I think i am gonna float in to them and try with the bow through binoculars i can easily pick out 2 eurasian wigeon drakes. I want one for the wall :)
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby jgoetz » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:11 pm

duckdogger07 wrote:I have been doing pretty decent this year. Went out Saturday seen 300/400 pins 150/200 teal 40/50 mallards and a whole lot of divers. No geese though. Waiting for the big flocks to come in still..... O and by the house(can't hunt by the house with a shotgun) everyday i see about 1000 wigeon. I think i am gonna float in to them and try with the bow through binoculars i can easily pick out 2 eurasian wigeon drakes. I want one for the wall :)


Sounds about how like Courgar got his harli last year! :hammer:
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:46 pm

jgoetz wrote:
duckdogger07 wrote:I have been doing pretty decent this year. Went out Saturday seen 300/400 pins 150/200 teal 40/50 mallards and a whole lot of divers. No geese though. Waiting for the big flocks to come in still..... O and by the house(can't hunt by the house with a shotgun) everyday i see about 1000 wigeon. I think i am gonna float in to them and try with the bow through binoculars i can easily pick out 2 eurasian wigeon drakes. I want one for the wall :)


Sounds about how like Courgar got his harli last year! :hammer:

Probably how I'll do it this year too. :yes:
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby duckdogger07 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:14 pm

A harliquin with a bow is awesome man. I got a banded drake mallard with my bow last year but i think a harliquin with a bow would be awesome!
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby COYOTE JLR » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:17 am

Things have been quiet where I am. I've seen a lot of teal lately and some mallards, the occasional wigeon or pinny, but all of this nice weather has been terrible for our hunting.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am

Some buddies and I are heading up to Elma area to crash at a friends place this weekend. We are meeting up with some farmers to line up hunting on their property. We plan to hit the clamming Friday and Saturday, see if there are enough geese around to put the smack down on them in the fields, and then hit the Chehalis to pull a few fish. Should be a fun weekend.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby Just Hunt » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:03 am

Seek and you shall find grasshopper.= window time
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby COYOTE JLR » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:32 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:Some buddies and I are heading up to Elma area to crash at a friends place this weekend. We are meeting up with some farmers to line up hunting on their property. We plan to hit the clamming Friday and Saturday, see if there are enough geese around to put the smack down on them in the fields, and then hit the Chehalis to pull a few fish. Should be a fun weekend.


Been seeing a fair number of geese out here lately. A ton of cacklers. If you've got some access to the local farmers fields I should imagine you guys will have a good time of it. Good luck this weekend. :thumbsup:
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby Jesse Jaymes » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:30 pm

Not much variety where I've been. Handful of widgeon Tues and Friday. Enough mallards to get in one good hunt and one fair hunt.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby Camohunter20 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:01 pm

3 mallard, 1 pintail, 1 gadwall, 17 widegeon this weekend in tri cities
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby ScaupHunter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:22 pm

Goose upens up in my area shortly and they are heading for a serious smack down. They are everywhere you look. Flying, feeding, resting... To bad we still don't have many ducks in the area.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby backwoodsredneck » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:32 pm

Went out on Sunday around Sunnyside/ Toppenish. 2 Mallard, 2 Widgeon, and 1 Wood Duck. Hunting is still slow going, but it was enough to really get the itch going for the season! Scheduling leave days from work to get out some more during the week next week.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby carl1783 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:54 pm

Scouted on Sunday and saw 30ish mallards, a few geese, couple teal and some redheads mixed in. Went hunting the same area today but the only bird I saw was a loon that popped up in my spread. Weather was prefect, snow/rain mix, cloudy, and some wind but nothing was flying.
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Re: Migration Reports

Postby jaegerfisherman » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:56 pm

Shot five widgeon during the big storm and seven yesterday. A few pins. Gonna be a good year. Off to a fast start
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