Molt Migration

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Molt Migration

Postby Jimbuck » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:48 am

Has anyone been seeing any molt migrator's flying through the state? I scouted last weekend and was kind of surprised that I really didn't see any larger flocks of Canadas flying high. I'm really hoping I didn't miss out on this migration as it's treated me well in the past. :hammer:
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby Feathers » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:07 am

There have been a lot moving down since the first day of the statewide early goose opener. Last Sunday I saw hundreds heading South. Where have you been?
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby MinneKans » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:44 am

Golfed Sunday just south of the twin cities. Suprised and how many large flocks I saw heading south. They are moving.
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby chrisss » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

They have been moving like crazy. Hard thing is getting permission from landowners
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby Jimbuck » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:10 am

I appreciate the update guys. Feathers, I've been out of town in Georgia for the last few weeks. Needless to say, I haven't had much of an opportunity to get out and look around.
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby MNjonboatguy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:03 pm

Yes they are definitely starting to move. The last month or so around my place has been mostly local family flocks of 5-10 but I've seen more and more bigger flocks moving south. Same as every year around the metro. 90 % of crops planted are corn and beans, none of which are cut til October. Those migrators won't stop & stage here with no easily available food. I wish more farmers around here would plant barley and wheat. I've seen a few farmers trying oats and wheat this year, but it's still primarily corn and beans and that corn isn't comin down for 3-5 weeks yet.
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Re: Molt Migration

Postby chasing the GREEN » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:39 pm

Molt has been going but they still aren't very consistent in their feeding habits from my views. hopefully some more cold temps will force them to be more regular.
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