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Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by spring man, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. spring man

    spring man Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm itching to pull the trigger, its been 40's and 50's for the last two weeks here in sw iowa. all the snow is out and the ponds are unfreezing as we speak. All thats missing are the white birds that we all love to shoot at. Someones got to have em all because there aren't any around here.
     
  2. Decoyer

    Decoyer Senior Refuge Member

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    They are spread out from Colorado to Missouri and points south. Don't think there has been too much movement back north yet. Give it a couple weeks.
     
  3. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    The birds don't start moving north till Feb so well have to wait.:(
     
  4. TOYE

    TOYE Elite Refuge Member

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    I've got a couple of friends in central MO that have seen what appears to be a few flocks from the south. It's still a little too early but the weather is sure warm down there!
     
  5. mrdux

    mrdux Elite Refuge Member

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    What's your hurry there guys. Let us have our whacks at them for the next few weeks then we'll send them your way.

    I was in the Missouri Bootheel Monday and tons of geese were pouring north from Arkansas. My experience says they will work north till they hit cold weather then back south to a comfort zone. That is why it can be great one day/slow the next around here.

    Saw more geese in the Bootheel last week than I have ever seen in 9 years of hunting there. Many have scattered but that's what scouting is all about!

    Good luck in your hunting---they will come.
     
  6. Blake H

    Blake H Elite Refuge Member

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    AHEM AHEM.... I now cast thy warm weather gods on the frozen Tundra!... Bringith thy melt, and let them begin their trek north...

    Actually I am in a hurry, waiting for Snows is my favorite and most enjoyable hobby in January!
     
  7. ColoDuk

    ColoDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    ill tell you how the Colorado bunch are looking after this weekend going to try em out:nutz
     
  8. trvlenman

    trvlenman New Member

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    Hey Springman

    All I have been seeing around here is canadians. I saw a very small group of snow up near desoto last week but that was it. Seems like this year i hardly saw any snows on their way south. I have been scouting pretty hard cause i cant wait till they come back, my honey do list seems to be getting longer the more i am around home. Keep your eyes out and let it be known if you start seeing them.
     
  9. wkochevar

    wkochevar Senior Refuge Member

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    My buddy in Iliff said yesterday about 1:00pm several large flocks of snows moved into the area from the south...they were a mile high riding the wind and headed for the Jumbo. If things don't cool down a bit around here we could be covered up with them shortly.
    Kip
     
  10. spoonbill spanker

    spoonbill spanker Senior Refuge Member

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    don't the birds usually base their migration on the length of day??
     

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