SD, ND, MT, & MN Reports 05-06

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SD, ND, MT, & MN Reports 05-06

Postby Admin2 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:28 pm

For Snow goose migration reports in SD, ND, MT and MN
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:03 pm

Anyone have any reports, the only thing I have heard is that the most of them is in central neberska, and some have been seen at the boarder of south dakota.
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Postby Chris_Hustad » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:36 pm

SD Migration Hotline:

A flock of approximately 1000 snows about two miles west of Tyndall, SD.


5K snow geese a bit farther north, approximately 10-miles east of the Plankinton exit along I-90.
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Postby duckbuster » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:29 am

woo hoo keep them commin :thumbsup:
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:25 pm

Sand Lake Refuge (north of Aberdeen South Dakota)
February 18, 2005:
Some small flocks of snow geese entering into southern South Dakota near Yankton, no migration activity to report on Sand Lake yet. Some Canada geese and mallard ducks are up at the Refuge.
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:38 pm

Well its snowing right now, we are suppose to get 3-5 inches of the white stuff. So its going to be a while before the geese get here.
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Postby duckbuster » Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:59 am

well now that it has snowed from huron(as far south as i kown of) to aberdeen, it is making me feel real good bout my decision on when the geese were comming back. plus gives me time to work on my e-caller.
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Postby claimer » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:01 pm

missed squaw creek hunt; had to work but my march 7-10 hunt looks late for nw mo.; looking at march 24-27 in aberdeen ,sd. area ; anybody got a crystal ball or should i just book hudson bay ; comments appreciated, have never hunted this area before. thanks, jim
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Postby Chris_Hustad » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:53 pm

You will probably be in good shape at that time.

There's a few in S. SD and some birds in Nebraska are getting restless and flying north. Looking cold next week, if anything holds it should be around the Missouri R.
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:18 pm

Its snowed here a little so it won't be soon.
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Postby Admin2 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:43 pm

I heard the extended forcast tonight, average to below average temps for the next week in the upper plains. Thus it'll be at least a week yet before the main bunch really start heading NNW out of AR and MO.


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Postby duckbuster » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:36 pm

snows all the way from yankton up to huron
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:06 am

I was taking trash out tonight and I seen a flock, now I am really pumped :yes:
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Postby JWG » Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:57 pm

Was out scouting around Veblen, SD for Prairie Honkers and there were some flocks around Putney. Went all the way south of Ipswich, SD and saw a few flocks that surprised me. Just the numbers. It is early though and the weatherman is saying snow Sunday night to Friday. That might change things alot. Either way, that good southwest wind we had sure brought them up.
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Postby mallardhunter » Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:03 am

Saw a bunch more flocks tongiht, me and duckbuster are going out tomarrow night :thumbsup:
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Postby mallardhunter » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:51 pm

We got some snow friday night and so I think they pushed everything back south around here, but over by roscoe there was a bunch on the lake by highway 12.
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:40 pm

Mr. Weatherman said we are suppose to get 5 or 6+ inches of snow. That will hold them off for a while.
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Postby GOOSEenemy#1 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:46 pm

Just got back from desmet SD, tons of geese in the area. Tuff decoying weather and all the birds we seen were adults. Just waiting on the juvies so we can get some in the decoys that dont hang up at 60-70 yards. Good luck to everyone chasing the white geese.

Keep the wind in your face and the sun at your back. :salude:
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Postby mallardhunter » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:53 pm

Here is some geese south of Huron
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Postby GOOSEenemy#1 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:52 pm

Just got back from sd tons of birds on sand lake, alot were flying north into nd then returning :salude at dark to the refuge, plenty of geese around webster too. :salude:
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Postby Chris_Hustad » Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:52 am

Lots of birds in ND now, and they're pushing all the way up to HW 2.

Lots of birds reported on the ground this morning between HW 200 and HW 2.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:40 am

There still are some snows in ND as of this past weekend. The snow finally has melted as of last week. smaller potholes were open, and by Sunday many medium sized sloughs were open too.

I shot 39 in 3 mornings of hunting. Shooting was a real bitch at times because of so many Specks and the sun in the eyes in the AM as they came in from the East. So had to shoot mostly "white" birds as a result to aviod taking a speck. I sure woiuld have liked to bag more Blues. 5 Blues, 12 Ross, and the rest were Snows.

I do not think I ever had this ever happen before on Sunday--I had Snows, Blues, Ross, Specks and Greater Canadas All in the SAME flock in over the decoys :eek: I do not mean individual flocks consisting of the above, I mean litterally in the same flock/group.

I've never seen so many Specks in eastern ND before.


On a surprising note, in the negative way, I saw few ducks. Sheet water everywhere, potholes with average water height and few ducks. :thumbsdown: That does not bode well this coming falls flight. The biggest flock was 11 birds. very surpising I did not see rafts of diver, or Big flocks of Mallards/Pintials, Gaddies, etc..
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Postby h2ofwlr » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:17 pm

There still are snows in ND this past weekend, but you need to scout hard to find them. I put of 350 miles on gravel/fields roads on friday alone, but it paid off as I did well on Sat Am. :thumbsup:

here is a pic from last Sat. (4/9)
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If you have the time and $ and have the decoys and such--head for southern MB as very little pressure there, but be forwarned--Ross geese are not allowed in CA in the spring season.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:45 pm

Nice job on the geese :salude:
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:45 pm

Had a buddy of mine kill a blue this last weekend up by the border of SD and ND. But i think it was just a local or it was really lost. Things should start to move south now that we had our first cold snap.
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