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Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:21 pm

was out scouting for early teal this weekend, and saw a group saturday and 2 on sunday. probably was 150 birds total. seems kinda early to me, most years i don't see any during the opening weekend of teal. anyone else seeing movement?
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby gilesat » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:39 am

Yeah.... you gotta head south about 30 miles, then take the first main right. it has a light, you cant miss it. go down about 5 minutes and look to your left. that is where ALL the birds are.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby goodkarmarising » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:42 am

Haven't seen any on the move, but have heard that it was a good juvvie hatch this year. :beer:
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:19 am

saw a couple SMALL bunches teal hunting. hopefully it will be a bunch by the end so we can have a good opener to the regular season
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby Dustin07 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:03 pm

you were seeing snows in TEXAS already?
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:20 pm

Dustin07 wrote:you were seeing snows in TEXAS already?



yeah, thats why i was shocked and wondering what everyone else saw/was seeing. past 3 teal hunts i have seen 1 group of 20-30 snows. from this point out seeing small groups isnt odd to me, but those first ones sure were.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby Dustin07 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:57 pm

aggiechiro wrote:
Dustin07 wrote:you were seeing snows in TEXAS already?



yeah, thats why i was shocked and wondering what everyone else saw/was seeing. past 3 teal hunts i have seen 1 group of 20-30 snows. from this point out seeing small groups isnt odd to me, but those first ones sure were.

I'm in Washington and I haven't seen any yet. I was up in the snow wintering grounds about a week ago and didn't see a single one, however a lot of people are saying the specs are thick.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:24 am

Dustin07 wrote: a lot of people are saying the specs are thick.



thats good. i love eating specs.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby villithekid » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:55 am

Aggiechiro are you sure your not seeing Ibis?
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:22 pm

villithekid wrote:Aggiechiro are you sure your not seeing Ibis?



whats an ibis? as i have never gone hunting, or spent more that 10 minutes outside in the goose hunting capital of the world, i'm sure i wouldn't have quickly learned the difference between a goose and a bird with a footlong nose that likes to glide. guess i just imagined the noises they made too. :tongue:
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby villithekid » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:18 pm

Yes I hunt down there too and have heard many Bennies say ewwwww there is a pile of em just to the West of East Bernard only to find yes.........snail eating snow geese to some people. But yes, these are newcomers to say the least and it does seem awfully early for any snows! You should be seing a few specks by the end of the month though.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:26 pm

almost every year we see a group or 2 by the end of teal season. i expect this next cool front will bring a variety of birds down.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby villithekid » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:39 pm

I hope so as the last 2-3 yrs have been lackluster for whites. Maybe someone will be right on the juvie hatch this year?
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby WOODY26 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:00 pm

talked to a couple buddies about 1 hr north of washington in BC and say the snows are starting to move down, havent yet seen im in washington but seen a over large amount of specs this last weekend
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby myoung » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:18 pm

any news on how far south the snows have made it?
had a brief report that a few had trickled into the des lacs area in nd. i have to forgo my sask. trip
and it's killing me, so may go to nd instead.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby goodkarmarising » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:29 am

saw 9 resident snow's down here...sat and watched them for awhile..while the mutt was locked up on them, watching their every move from the truck.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby myoung » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:52 pm

please post any reports on southern sask and/or northern north dakota?? snow geese in particular.
reports, at least accurate ones are hard to find!
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby WOODY26 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:34 pm

the first groups of snows have made there way to washington! was out setting blinds when flocks were flying over! season starts on sat. stack em high!!!!!!!!
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby myoung » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

hey guys! need some snow goose reports for southern sask and northwest north dakota.
where are we at?
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby ILgoosehunter12 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:00 pm

seen 3 groups of about 100 comin over southern IL.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby anatidaephobic » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:27 am

Saw a flock of about 200 snows heading south this morning and some very vocal specks flew over the house yesterday morning. Made a trip to White River NWR last weekend and didnt see anything flying but the one flooded rice field i did see was covered up in specks and ducks with a half dozen or so snows mixed in.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby myoung » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:20 pm

:thumbsup: just got back from nodak!
crapload of snows there!! had to work for them the first two days! but day three shot my 20 in about 1.5 hrs!
mallards too! south central nd
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby Dolsmi » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:36 pm

Just got back from duck hunting in So Dakota around the De Smet area. There were thousands of snows and mallards that shown up last week on wednesday/thursday right after those high winds and snow.
Here's a couple picks from Last weekends hunt.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby hovey » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:45 am

Saw some migrating snows in SE Kansas today.
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Re: Snows on the move

Postby aggiechiro » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:44 pm

got lucky with a decent duck hunt this morning on such a blue bird day. they were all high as heck, but say a lot of snows.
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