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  1. SnowHunter123

    SnowHunter123 New Member

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    what is a good number of snows to kill in a hunt or threw a whole conservation season in the midwest running traffic.
     
  2. ArmChair Biologist

    ArmChair Biologist Senior Refuge Member

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    That depends on the person. I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to hunting snows. I've spent a fair amount of time hunting snows in the spring in Arkansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota. If my group shoots 10 or more in a day I consider it a good day.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I like hunting them in the fall. Lot easier to suck in those juvies to within 15 yds.
     
  4. SnowHunter123

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    I just dident know how other people do day in and day out. Im trying to find out were are group stands as far as what is a good number on average days to see if we have amy room for improvment.
     
  5. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    There's always room for improvement. We normally hunt 2-3 guys and up to 5 guys once or twice a season. Over the last 10 seasons, we have averaged about 30 birds/day. Some days might be 5 birds and other days might be 70. This is running all traffic. I'm there to watch them decoy in as close as possible and that is what I base successful days on. I'll take 5 birds at 10yds over shooting 30 at 30 yds anyday.
     
  6. kaiserduckhelm

    kaiserduckhelm Senior Refuge Member

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    If you kill 8-10 per shooter per day you are doing good. Some years we do better some not. We were around those #'s last year with maybe 10 hunts. We set a traffic spread and never moved. If we hold late season juivies and stay on them our kill # sky rocket but getting a roost pond that doesn't get jumped around here is rare. Birds really have been screwy last few springs through our area. Mid day migrators have been non-exsitant where most years those are the best times.

    Hopefully we get a real spring this year instead of going from winter to full blown summer. Juvie # are good so I expect if a guy spends a decent time in the spread he will have some success this year.
     
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    marsh man dan Elite Refuge Member

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    I would be happy if we did double digits the 3 to 5 days we freelanced
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    My best days in the spring are taking the birds coming off the roost lakes, , where they fly through a cut in the trees on their way to a field. I stand under them and pass shoot at close range and have great shoots without setting out a decoy.
     
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    NC Ducker Senior Refuge Member

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    Anything over 20 and I'm satisfied.
     
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    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Any hunt under 100 is an abject failure. It's all about numbers. The experience means nothing, go for body count
     
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