Colorado Duck season

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  1. Dr Duk

    Dr Duk Elite Refuge Member

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    Finally got the regs out!
    I’m hunting Canada the last week of Sept so I thought I would miss the opener in the San Luis
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    Wrong. Starts a week later, Oct 5 so I can make it.
    Bad news, cheap motels are full and will have to stay at the way over priced Movie Manor.
    Hope it’s better than last year!
     
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    Alamosa Elite Refuge Member

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    Stayed there last night. Not many shot opportunities at the refuge. Mostly big ducks and geese this year. Last year seemed like almost all teal. I shot a banded mallard this morning. P1020189.JPG
     
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    Geese are here. Going hunting on Tues.
    Often times I don’t start till Jan.
    Hoping it’s a great year. Last year wasn’t!
     
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    Geese have been here inWeldona for 3 weeks brother.

    Hope you are going out tonite - tomorrow morning the trip from the Springs to Weldona will be somewhere between formidable and impossible. Take emergency gear in your rig. Be extra careful at the curve just past Hudson - when the wind scours that it turns to ice at the top of the hill and that spot creates wrecks and costs lives every year.
     
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    Storm maybe too bad to attempt travel??
     
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    50/50 on that. Always better to be prudent, but, when the birds call, ya gotta go. :amen

    Take emergency gear and be prepared and you should be ok...
     
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    If you went out, hope you left last night. Everything closed heading out there this morning. 76, 34 and 52...

    This isn't gonna be great for the little goose numbers unfortunately.
     
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    Went out on the day after the storm near Fort Collins. Took 3 hours to get home ( 70 miles ) with the snow and holiday traffic.

    Lost probably 80% or more of our birds, but still some around.

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    Gonna try Weldona tomorrow and will let you know what i see, but not optimistic based upon yesterdays reports from that area.
     
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    Looks like a very good day!
    How much snow in the fields?
    Need report from Weldona.
     
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    i will be in Weldona in the AM and will report back. My buddies hunted just off of Empire yesterday and had very little traffic but got their 25.

    I'd say if you are thinking of going, go. They got 10 to 12 out there so fields are passable, may find some drifts. Run every sleeper you can get your hands on.
     

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