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Old 02-02-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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SE Missouri, 166 yesterday over decoys.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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SE MD.. 0 geese shot... very few around where I was, and wasn't ready at shooting time due to snow, frozen ground and e caller issues......
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Snows

I hunted with Black Duck Outfitters last Saturday and we killed 61 greater snows over decoys.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:09 PM   #5
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We have huntable numbers here in southern Illinois but they are hard to figure out. In this field one day and in one 3 miles away the next.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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Friends are reporting significant numbers of snows have been moving into Southern Kansas the past several days. They're staying in areas with very little open water but only a couple inches of snow. They don't seem to be going back south.

I think with the warming temps late this week and long range forecasts showing predominantly 50's and 60's, birds are going to start showing up in significant numbers in northern Missouri and Kansas. It will be interesting to see if they stay or turn back. Smithville Lake could be a pretty good target area for having some open water early.

The circus that is Squaw Creek should be just about to get underway.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:28 PM   #7
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several adult birds in southern illinois. Had some success this weekend and seen plenty of guess. the geese we have are the same ones we had for awhile and they know where they wanna go and seem to change daily. very very weary.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:45 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Geez n Quackers;10018949

The circus that is Squaw Creek should be just about to get underway.[/QUOTE]

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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Semo

Very tough hunting conditions down here! Some geese but not really typical numbers. Mostly adults and they have their patterns set. Our guide got us to the X but the geese decided it was an ex-X for the most part. Minus 5 wind chill this morning and no way to get sillos in the ground. Used sillo socks and stuck them in corn stalks or deep snow. Ended up with 11 on the straps. Mostly adults with 3 nice eagleheads. Very slow in the afternoon though the temperature moderated a bunch. Lots of geese south of MO line we were told. Hopefully the migrators will start tomorrow with a little better temp and southerly breeze!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #10
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The Missouri snow line appears to be heading north today. However, another few inches possible around STL and to the north and east tomorrow.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:17 PM   #11
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The snows are beginning to move into Kearney, NE!
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:29 PM   #12
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I saw plenty of snows still near Welch, LA on Thursday (2/13) and plenty around the South Delta in MS this weekend.

Our temps have been in low 30's for lows.....but will begin to warm dramatically this coming week.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:57 AM   #13
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Out in the field in the Squaw Creek vicinity just prepping on Saturday. South wind, clouds giving way to sun in the afternoon, temps in the mid 40's. Never saw a goose or duck of any kind. Saw my first group of migrators heading north this morning while heading in to work. Flock of about 5,000 just north of Downtown KC.
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Migrators of East Central MO. Not a bunch, but its starting. Saw some Specks too.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:40 AM   #15
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Time to start the yo-yoing... Heard some moving N last night riding the S wind.. By next week we suppose to be back down in teens again and ND SD suppose to be single digits!
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #16
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Time to start the yo-yoing... Heard some moving N last night riding the S wind.. By next week we suppose to be back down in teens again and ND SD suppose to be single digits!
My spot is great for yo-yoing
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:48 AM   #17
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Im a little to far N for yo-yoing..
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:07 PM   #18
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I saw plenty of snows still near Welch, LA on Thursday (2/13) and plenty around the South Delta in MS this weekend.

Our temps have been in low 30's for lows.....but will begin to warm dramatically this coming week.
We tried 2/15 around 1126/382 never lifted our gun , we set out about 500 silo socks and had an e caller, but they stayed west of us and were still heading south in big numbers.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:06 PM   #19
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Lot of waterfowl moving

300000 went over this morning. 299999 were adults. Had 4 swans land in the decoys. Hunted until 10 ; no wind= no geese. Central MO.
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lots of adults for sure!!!!!!!!
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