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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Go to the field where you saw the snows. Only second evening hunt this year. Saw a flock of 10 geese. Nothing moved. Temperature dropped the last hour and wind died down. This weekend isn't looking hopeful for migration weather.
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Re: Migration

Postby biscuitsandgravy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:47 pm

Hoping to work this week-end just for that fact KK. :thumbsup:
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:12 pm

Good choice. I might even call it and stay in this weekend.

Shocking email this afternoon. Early opening. Let's see if those ducks are coming off the water.
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Re: Migration

Postby biscuitsandgravy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:16 pm

:thumbsup: Could get interesting....hope it doesn't cost me my job...
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Re: Migration

Postby xtrema13 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:40 am

I've even seeing them in the afternoons. But since it's supposed to rain I think they'll be there in the morning.


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Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:42 pm

Went this morning. Flight was nonstop til about 9:15. Groups have gotten larger. Their normal patterns were opposite today as I believe they fed all night and were returning to water to rest/roost. Almost all birds came from the opposite direction. Nothing would work and if they finished they landed all over the place. Up wind, down wind or with other live birds. Overall there's a definite increase in numbers. Scratched a few, but seems pressure is on them now even if they are new arrivals from this week. At it again tomorrow.
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Re: Migration

Postby rookiey1 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:13 pm

rism wrote:Question - I also would like to see the headlights off on the ramps, but, What about the DRL's ? Mine will only go off when I shut the engine off. Anybody else ??





If you double tap the interior light button fast it might shut drl's off. It works on my chevy truck. Give it a try.
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Re: Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:44 pm

Any reports since the front earlier this week? I've noticed increases numbers back on the farm in So. Il., but an increase from barely anything to a decent amount doesn't tell me a whole lot for this time of year.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:16 pm

Everyone I talked to that was out Monday morning saw high flying migrating groups. We saw quite a few and all on a mission. I didn't see a lot stop in Northern or Northern Central. Might of made it down to you in the same day. First flock was hours before the front even came into IL.
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Re: Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:36 pm

Gotcha, I have this last full week of school left here in Louisiana before I head back home. I'll be sure to post some reports first thing when I get back.
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Re: Migration

Postby xtrema13 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:00 pm

I think this storm pushed some birds


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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Pushed birds horizontal. Not vertical. Bird defiantly won't migrate in this wind. Wind speeds hit 80-90 m.p.h. at 3,000 ft. (outside of the tornado/super cell speeds). It is even stronger higher up.
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Re: Migration

Postby luie b » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:46 pm

Yea I saw flocks flying east on this wind and they were the fastest flying ducks I've ever seen and flying the highest I've ever seen.
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Re: Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:50 pm

http://hint.fm/wind/

via Indaswamp.

This may explain your eastward-moving fowl.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:43 pm

LOL. The above is a good link, but it lacks a lot. If you can read this picture, it is showing the true data that is generated for the easy to read link.

Scouted for a half hour today to see birds battling the wind and skimming tree tops to do so. No doubt they decided to feed right after the rain finished today by the hundreds.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:56 pm

Last week's storm started to clean Horicon out. A drastic drop is ten days. Horicon lost 54K birds. I bet they didn't go South.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:41 am

A lot of ducks flying North. A lot meaning a few thousand. I like it.
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Re: Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:46 am

KillerKowalski wrote:A lot of ducks flying North. A lot meaning a few thousand. I like it.

Saw a small reverse migration of sorts in So. Il. on Saturday when the temps warmed. I am also a fan seeing as how I will be finishing up my fall semester over the next 12 days here at LSU, 500 miles away from the duck pit. :yes:
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:48 am

Thousands are stacking in Northern zone. Today was a day to call in sick.
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Re: Migration

Postby redneckgoosebuster22 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:54 am

they are just teasing you gonna be fallowing me to ark. on satuday lol jk this cold snap should lead to another few days of stellar hunting ill be gone so i guess ill leave them for someone else to grind on this time :thumbsup:
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:26 pm

Lol. They are here to stay a few more days. A lot of feeding going on right now. They know it's coming. Some fat Mallard Drakes.
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Re: Migration

Postby WillFultz » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:43 pm

I almost left work this morning...
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Re: Migration

Postby luie b » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:58 pm

For some reason never saw the amount of birds expected over the weekend. Maybe this next front will bring them my way. Guys who broke ice on the river still only shot mostly teal and such with some green heads. And the geese are unpredictable because you'll find the x and come back the next day and they won't show up.
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Re: Migration

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:45 pm

Geese probably ate the field, new birds came and don't know about it or something scared them off from the field.
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Re: Migration

Postby MODuckkiller » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:33 pm

Don't know what the weather up north is looking like, but I'm chomping at the bit over this weekend's weather. Jealous I can't hunt it but just knowing that some folks are gonna have some good shoots is enough for me.


Post some pictures!! I need the motivation! :lol3:
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