In lieu of the recent bad news from up North

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by rbr, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Back2Maryland

    Back2Maryland Senior Refuge Member

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    To bolster Trevor's point: Cabelas video. Description of 9/21 hunt says "migrating geese are starting to make an appearance in New York!" and they shoot a 4-man limit of 60. I'm not sure of the impact these late Sept. "resident" hunts have on the migrating population but it certainly doesn't seem fair to those of us facing 1-bird, 30 days next year.

     
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    Ruination Elite Refuge Member

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  3. Big Chris

    Big Chris Senior Refuge Member

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    Honestly. New York is the problem. They kill a large amount of migrators in sept , then they have a ten day march season that slams them On the way back to the breeding grounds. Makes no sense !
     
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  4. kahunna

    kahunna Elite Refuge Member

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    New York has been the bad-a bully of the Atlantic Flyway for many years!
     
  5. wvlippo

    wvlippo Senior Refuge Member

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    Just because a bird migrated from Canada doesn't mean its an AP goose. Plenty of "resident" geese up there that still migrate south plus all the Southern James Bay birds.
     
  6. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    True, but more and more AP birds are nesting in the RP zone of Canada making it almost impossible to tell a difference between the 2 and skews the spring surveys.
     
  7. rbr

    rbr Elite Refuge Member

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    From what I understand the James Bay birds took just as big a hit from the spring freeze as the Ungava and Eastern Quebec birds did.
     
  8. wvlippo

    wvlippo Senior Refuge Member

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    If they are no longer nesting up north than they are not AP birds.
     
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  9. bird junkie

    bird junkie Elite Refuge Member

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    There is a lot of AP birds that end up in the RP zone in Va. Probably just following some southern James bay birds south.
     
  10. Z71

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    Not to mention, so many early season hunts are now normal practice in Canada. Now everyone with a checkbook wants to hire an " Outfitter" to kill juvy's right outta the shell. By the time the birds get here, they are shot up and educated. If they are going to tighten up Regs, it needs to be the entire flyway, from Canada on down.
     

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