Well any birds still around??

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Well any birds still around??

Postby Ic'm`canthit'm » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:25 am

Well I've been out of town for a few weeks. Right when I flew out of Missoula I saw tons of birds coming in. Was wondering if anyone still seeing much or have things started to freeze up? I'll be back in the blind Friday-Sunday and will report what i find, hope all had a great holiday season.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby huntfishnv » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:09 pm

Golden eyes and geese around the rivers where I was hunting.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby sloth » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Divers and geese... not a whole lot of green
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby pmahler » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Yea, every green head went South...time to practice my golf swing
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Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:21 am

Haven't seen a greenhead around for over a month now. Had to watch Flyway Highway and Chad Belding just to remind myself what they look like.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby montana bound » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:35 am

Time to go ice fishing. :welcome:
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby Ic'm`canthit'm » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:39 am

haha oh well. I'll still slip out Friday morning for a peek, if nothing is around I can go sit in a deer stand for a few more weeks.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby greyling » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:44 pm

montana bound wrote:Time to go ice fishing. :welcome:


I think you're right, although I havn't had too much luck with that either recently.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby wingnutty » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:33 pm

I think I"m done with our feathered friends for the year. Ice fishing gear is out now and I hit the hardwater today for the first time. hardly got to ice fish at all last year since my stuff was in storage all winter so I gotta spend a little time on the ice this year to make up for it. Now that i'm on the westside, I'm missing being able to be on the water at Nelson in 30 minutes :sad: Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be back, but the one thing I really miss about Malta is ice fishing on Nelson! Over here finding a decent perch is mission in patience as you sort through a mess of dinks, even the keepers on the westside were throwbacks on nelson :hammer:
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby huntfishnv » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:13 pm

Heading out one last time tomorrow morning, hope to bring home a bunch of divers, maybe a goose if I'm lucky. Then its back to fly fishing, maybe some yote hunting, and ice fishing also.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby Fowl Intentions » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:38 pm

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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby Ic'm`canthit'm » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:21 am

Puddle jumped two today, the hole i hunt was full, guess i shoulda gone there in the am. Ill head back before sunrise and toss some floaters out and cross my fingers they stick around.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby Ic'm`canthit'm » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:40 pm

Went down on the bitterroot today, shoulda been done in 30 mins, but I had some...um...issues lol. Anyways I was done by 930. Plenty of birds around if you can find water, plus a little extra pressure had them moving.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby phutch30 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:28 am

Is there a hen spoonie in there? :beer:
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:37 am

Haven't seen any birds around in awhile.
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby huntfishnv » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 am

....had some fun hunting divers... :lol3: ...some mallards hitting a field across the river... that was it for good birds...
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Re: Well any birds still around??

Postby Ic'm`canthit'm » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 am

yup thats a hen spoonie
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