Where are all the ducks???

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Where are all the ducks???

Postby mysticwolf » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:28 pm

This has got to be the worst season we have ever had, I know the weather makes a difference, but MAN :censored: , I myself have only killed one duck,and between 3 of us we have shot 7, Not a good year at all, No geese either, We are finally starting to see some geese, but not what we normally see this time of year!! Does the weather really make that big of difference? :huh: I hear the migration is on in Ill. in high numbers, why isn't there any around here? :mad: :mad:
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby badbowtie » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:48 pm

Very Northern MO. Not front in forecast to bring them down. Would you leave a buffet to come to Indiana? Nah.
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby gadwall35 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:40 am

They are not in southern Indiana. All I've seen this morning are river gulls.
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby Oldman1949 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:06 am

"This has got to be the worst season we have ever had,"
You have not had your worst season yet . In years to come you will have seasons that make this one look good .

" Does the weather really make that big of difference? "
Weather makes all the difference in the the world . It's what forces birds to move .

Next year when the flight forecast comes out and the powers that be say it's going to be another near record fall flight remember this year . Every year cannot be a near record flight with 60/6 seasons . But long seasons and high limits are what sells lic. and stamps . In the end money will win out .
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby Black Smoke » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:47 am

Ontario isn't even froze up yet. All of our birds come off of the big lakes (Michigan/Erie) they are froze up. There is nothing to blame for a terrible season besides weather. The only reason we get pushes of birds is because of the quick cold fronts and stiff winds (regardless of direction). Yes birds will migrate in a south wind it all comes down to the temperature at this point north of us.
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby norINhunter » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:21 pm

Yes without colder weather we will not get a decent push of birds. Weather makes all the difference in the world. Just like all of the potholes and small ponds were froze this weekend and I smoked em on the river. Got to go where the birds are not where you want them to be.
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby mysticwolf » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:36 pm

FINALLY started seeing some birds, but not really wanting to work very well, most that we have seen are high flyers, got a few to come in but landed out 60-70 yards from the decs, managed to get 1 mallard, and 3 geese, should have been 5 geese, but 2 of them we hit kept going, feathers flying off of them, watched them fly out of site, must not have been hit good enough, but we still had fun. Headed back out Christmas day in the morning, then calling for thunderstorms Saturday, and 90% chance of rain Sunday :censored: , so looks like we have just 1 more day to kill some ducks, I don't hunt in thunderstorms, not sure about the rest of you.
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Re: Where are all the ducks???

Postby Tim Terrell » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:17 pm

Oldman1949 wrote:Next year when the flight forecast comes out and the powers that be say it's going to be another near record fall flight remember this year. Every year cannot be a near record flight with 60/6 seasons . But long seasons and high limits are what sells lic. and stamps. In the end money will win out .


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