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  1. The Yeti

    The Yeti Elite Refuge Member

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    Just as a point of discussion, harvest last year was in the top 5 on record.
    Says nothing of quality of hunt, etc, etc, but in terms of dead ducks, annual variation is extreme, last year being near the top of the pile.
     
  2. Hairshark

    Hairshark Elite Refuge Member

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    We have shot the pizz out of them for most of the season! This weekend our blind killed 8 pintails and the drakes had sweet spikes. Hadn't seen a pintail in 3 weeks till this weekend. Only 2 of us showed up today and killed a 12 duck bag. Crazy weather.
     
  3. THEIRCOMMITED10

    THEIRCOMMITED10 |Moderator Fishing|Call Sponsor| Sponsor Moderator

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    We have lost a lot of mallard ducks in the last week and a half but what we have been shooting lately have been some of the finest looking plumed out mallards that a guy could ask for .
     
  4. Redleggs

    Redleggs Senior Refuge Member

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    We picked up what I suspect was a reverse migration Saturday. A lot of teal widgeon and pintails. Mallard numbers seem stable.
     
  5. 3inch3's

    3inch3's Illinois Forum Moderator Moderator

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    Snows were stil heading south at 7pm last night over the house.
     
  6. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    We also saw a impressive pintail migration Saturday. All out of the north. From sun up til noon it was pretty much non stop groups from 20 to 100. Able to make a few of them stay. Hope the greencaps are right on there heals.
     
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  7. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Hunted your blind today with a couple of older fellows. We saw a pelican, a grebe, and a coot or two.
    SLOOOOOW out there lately.:(
     
  8. greenheadIL

    greenheadIL Elite Refuge Member

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    Hope it was not to big of a mess. I haven't been there in over a month.
     
  9. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    Yesterday morning at approx 7:15am, we saw waves of snow's heading south. First good bunches I've seen thus far. Other than that, very little moving.
     
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Elite Refuge Member

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    Long as they have open water and food they don't. Have a lot of reasons to move. Thanks El NiƱo
     

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