NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

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NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby h2ofwlr » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:29 pm

Post your reports here for NE, IA, IL & IN
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Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:26 pm

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Postby Jonesy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:18 pm

Heard the first flocks the other day while deer hunting in S IN
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Postby trueoutdoorsman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:05 am

We have seen several small scout flocks the last few days in Southeastern Nebraska. Mostly 1 or 2 flocks a day of 50 to 150 birds. Thursday however we did see a large mass of 2000 to 2500 attempting to migrate into the hard north wind.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:40 pm

i was arpund Falls City NE today and saw 1000's of white birds all over the place movin northwest. Cant wait untill they are all here.

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Postby trueoutdoorsman » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:29 pm

We have been seeing several small groups moving north. Heading out to do some scouting tomorrow and hopefully find some on the ground. At this rate we will have huntable numbers staged in a week or two. Ill keep everyone informed what we find the next few days.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:32 pm

With the wind blowing all day (again), the birds that are here stayed. Saw quite a few bunches on some water today. Saw a lot flying about dark after the wind went down. Not sure they will stay long after this weekend. Looks like we will have about 1-8 inches of snow, depending on who you listen to.
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Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:05 pm

pass hot off a hill today and got 1 blue this snow may set back the migration but the ones that were here have stayed put


saw some jack ass picken off whiteys with a rifle today
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Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:44 pm

did not see near as many geese today tried decoying and we shot 1 snow the ones we did see were seeking open water
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Postby hntnmn23 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:36 am

how is southern IL looking? Any reports out there?
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Postby gotduck68415 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:35 pm

Squaw Creeks website says that there are 600100 snow geese right now. That was from today 2-16. Would be fun to have that many decoy right over top of you :gatgun:
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Postby trueoutdoorsman » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:31 am

Lots of snows and blues are staging in southeast Nebraska. Mixed in are a ton of specks, cans, and ducks. So far the vast majority of the birds we have seen have been adult birds. Many of the waters froze up last night which will hopefully hold them here a while.

Here are some pictures from last week of one of our ponds. There were about triple this many there yesterday but didn't have the camera with me. enjoy.

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Postby chase83 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:52 pm

Very nice PICS!!!
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Postby DUJUNKIE » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:36 pm

alot around grand island nebraska as long as chad gideon dont shoot them with a rifle saw this guy doing it a few years back
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Postby ddragon47 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:28 pm

You don't see many in N.W. Indiana.
So when you see 20 or 25 Snows with a few Specks you just got to pullover and watch them fly over.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:17 pm

From what I saw today, looked like they were going to the Basin. I saw about 2 or 3 flocks that streched form horizon to horizon.
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They are here.

Postby BrowningHunter » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:41 pm

Went out Sunday near Fairbury, NE. Most ponds/water were frozen, but there were thousands of geese in the area. Was only able to set out the shells (ground was frozen solid), so we only had about 60 decoys. it wouldn't have mattered much. About 3/4 mile away, there were 40,000+ snows in a field (no permission), and everything that flew over us ultimately went over there. We did manage to take one around 10:30am, and then the local flying shut down. All we saw after that were the many large flocks of high flyers heading towards the rainwater area. Based on the sign (feather's in the field, and tracks in the mud, they've been in the area for a few days).

It should be a good Weekend :thumbsup:
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Postby gotduck68415 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:08 pm

Piles of geese al over SE Nebraska. Squaw Creek website says 1.2 million :eek: right now.
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Re: NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:13 pm

ton of geese in and around kearney grand island has a few saw a guide service trailer outside the holiday inn in hastings you know its almost time
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getemducks wrote:I am new to this but I think what you have there is a duck. :huh:

Are you crazy! That ain't no duck, thats one of'dem cackler gooses! :hi:
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Re: NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby trueoutdoorsman » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:21 am

Had 4 shooters in on a 2 1/2 hunt and did fairly well. 27 on Friday with some missed opportunities. 42 on Saturday WITH TWO LEG BANDS in the crap weather, 32 of which came after moving a spread at lunchtime which turned out to be a great decision. 7 this morning in the cold windy rain. All in all some great decoying in tough conditions. Of the birds we killed about 80% were adults.Lots of birds blew out this morning but are quickly being replaced. Pictures soon to come!
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Re: NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:52 pm

we have killed alot of juvies not many adults :huh:
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Are you crazy! That ain't no duck, thats one of'dem cackler gooses! :hi:
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Re: NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby trueoutdoorsman » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:06 pm

Here are the pics and a short video of this weekend, enjoy.

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Re: NE, IA, IL, and IN migration reports 08-09

Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:05 am

nice rig JNA
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getemducks wrote:I am new to this but I think what you have there is a duck. :huh:

Are you crazy! That ain't no duck, thats one of'dem cackler gooses! :hi:
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