AP geese arrival date

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  1. Langford

    Langford Senior Refuge Member

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    The best time of the year for many reasons has almost arrived. Are the first migrators going to be early or late this fall? It is “assumed” they had a good hatch based off of June weather data from the Ungava Peninsula and Hudson Bay areas. The old timers always say on good hatch years they show up a little later than normal as the young birds take longer to make the flight south. On the bad hatch years I have been told you see some earlier migrators here on the shore. (14th-16th) My prediction this year is September 24th for the first high flyers but I am always looking from the middle of the month on. Next full moon is Oct 1st. Once some of this corn gets cut I am sure the residents will be more active. Seems as though the farmers are about 2 weeks behind this year due to the wet weather. I hope to get a resident hunt or two in before the 15th.
     
  2. Smackdown 870

    Smackdown 870 Elite Refuge Member

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    I think its going to be late this year based on the fact they are going to short stop us and NY is going to have a field day. Corn is still real green and its going to be nice and warm this fall.
     
  3. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

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    Anytime after the 20th
     
  4. Ruination

    Ruination Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm seeing some corn get cut.

    Also seeing the NY slaughter has begun.
     
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    wac49 Senior Refuge Member

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    I've been told the hatch was poor this year if that means anything.
     
  6. Langford

    Langford Senior Refuge Member

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    By who? They didn’t run the survey due to Covid. Weather in June was mild on breeding grounds which usually correlates with a good to great hatch.
     
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    Mr_Mallard Elite Refuge Member

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    I say oct 1st but all im hopeing for is a cold and snowy winter
     
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    woodieblaster Elite Refuge Member

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    Productivity for AP geese this year is predicted to be the second worst in the past 30 years at 0.81-0.88; second only to 2018. The long term average is 1.38.
     
  9. Chesapeakecody

    Chesapeakecody Senior Refuge Member

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    Well all that said we can still only shoot one a day... so even with a poor hatch it won’t be hard to shoot a limit....
     
  10. Langford

    Langford Senior Refuge Member

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    Cite your source. I have to see this!
     

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