Migration Status

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Migration Status

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:00 pm

Anyone around ARK seeing birds? I have a hunt planned opening week (Feb 1). From looking at the weather, still looks pretty cold down there.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby Maloneys2 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:18 pm

Was west of Jonesboro last week duck hunting and there were lots of snow geese in the area.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby Goosedown#1 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:58 pm

Plenty of birds down there. Plenty in the bootheel of missouri as well as around KC.

Goodluck. Weather is looking good for you.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:44 am

Thanks guys. The weather does look like it's going to be peaking just about perfectly.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:06 pm

My buddy was in Ark last week and said there's tons of snows down there. You all should be hitting it
right with the 60 degree days today and tomorrow. May push some juvies in too from down south.
We're going to the bootheel of missouri next weekend. Leave a few for us lol. Good luck guys.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby OmegaRed » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:31 am

MIDTENNHTR wrote:My buddy was in Ark last week and said there's tons of snows down there. You all should be hitting it
right with the 60 degree days today and tomorrow. May push some juvies in too from down south.
We're going to the bootheel of missouri next weekend. Leave a few for us lol. Good luck guys.

Thx for the update. We are driving down right now. I'll post up with how we do.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:26 pm

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Re: Migration Status

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:47 pm

Solid pic Omega! Had a buddy hunting southern missouri send me a picture of the pile he killed this morning too.
I was a little worried that the warm weather from yesterday and today would push them all out before we got down.
Guess i don't have anything to worry about lol. Good luck down there and be safe. Thanks for the update!
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Re: Migration Status

Postby MinnesotaDan » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:59 pm

OMG there's already 370k at Squaw Creek as of two days ago!!!
Nobody cares about your season totals.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby razorrt5 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:13 pm

MinnesotaDan wrote:OMG there's already 370k at Squaw Creek as of two days ago!!!


405k as of yesterdays count!
If it's not duck season...its one day closer
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Re: Migration Status

Postby Goosedown#1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:42 am

405,000 of the smartest birds you will ever hunt. Not sure what the weather will do to them the next 7 days. Gonna be a normal year after this cold weather and snow moves in. Guys over in IL were not doing so well with the birds they have over there. Plenty Of Birds There But Again They Are smart. Plenty of birds in arkansas still.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:30 am

We ended up doing decent down in SEMO last week but there were alot of smart, older birds around. Not much wind
in the mornings didn't help the cause. Still love chasing the white devil!
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Re: Migration Status

Postby razorrt5 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:49 pm

MIDTENNHTR wrote:We ended up doing decent down in SEMO last week but there were alot of smart, older birds around. Not much wind
in the mornings didn't help the cause. Still love chasing the white devil!


Did you notice anything that worked better on them? flyers, calling.. etc.... I'll be hunting them in SD and ND a few weekends and I'm gonna need all the help I can get if they're already wising up down south
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Re: Migration Status

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:29 pm

You just have to find their flight patterns. If you weren't directly underneath where they wanted to fly
we couldn't break them from their group this year. Sometimes in the past they would atleast come over to look
at the spread and you could break a few off. Didn't seem to be so this year. They were working more like
resident Canada geese this year. You had to be right under where they wanted to be or they wouldn't come
over for a look. This was with a guide using all the toys....Ecallers, Vortexes, 2k Sillosocks etc. The guide we
use has been in this area for about 10 years and knows the flight paths through the area and we still had a
hard time breaking them off. If you can get a migration day with more birds moving through the area you've
got a shot at a big day, the numbers are still really high and you'll see alot of birds. Wind is still key. Have to have it.
That will help you more than anything. Days we had it, they always worked better.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby razorrt5 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:36 am

:thumbsup:
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Re: Migration Status

Postby bluegoose18 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:56 pm

Pray for fog
Turn the caller on.
And hold on.
That should work.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby sno » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:06 am

Lots of birds moved thru Illinois last week
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Re: Migration Status

Postby Dan R » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:22 am

Anything showing up around Carlyle yet?
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Re: Migration Status

Postby WallyDuck » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:49 am

I have personally seen geese as far north as Watertown SD. A lot of guys hunting in eastern SD.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:02 pm

The huntupnorth.com guys killed 45 in Arkansas yesterday according to their website. Birds scattered all over the flyway right now.
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Re: Migration Status

Postby champer196 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 pm

Been seeing quite a few migrators in eastern Ks this week
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Re: Migration Status

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 pm

This is ALL so interesting as here in the Central Valley of Calif. the first 3 days of March this year as I waited for birds
to head North I findly could see and hear them flying over the house . The 2 mornings of the second and third were amazing
as long streams of Snows High in the sky had their wings locked and were gliding Northeast . I absolutely Love watching this
migration each year Almost as much as when they show up in the late fall . I'm always the happiest knowing the ones that
aren't in these flocks are the ones we saved from flying so far , back home ! We surely enjoy the Meat-sticks they provide
with our Beer . :yes: :lol3: :lol3:
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