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Old 02-17-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Alright fellow snow or white geese chasers (I'm not using nicknames for the bird to keep this thread approval rating approved by Killer Miller ), this thread can be were we post migration reports for this coming season.

It's alittle early but thought I'd get it started and throw out some info:

Latest snow cover map:

A report from a decoy company's migration updates:

2-16-14 - Spreads Hittin' the Ground
What was once a snow line is becoming a distant memory in the Western part of the central flyway. Kansas and Nebraska are mostly snow free at this point. And what snow is left in Northern Missouri will be gone mid-week with temps forecasted well into the 50's. As of Friday scout flocks had already been reported around the Mound City, MO area. With the predicted warm up this week, Squaw Creek should see a large influx of birds by next weekend. Louisiana hunters have noted movement out of their deepest wintering grounds, and a guide contact in Southern Illinois reports simply "whitey is here".

Most of "the guides" that inhabit the traditional staging areas in Northern Missouri are starting to "saddle up", with everyone we have talked to planing to be hunting by late this week if not sooner.


Hope everyone is doing their final prep work on their gear, loading up the shell box and filling up the truck/atv's with gas. Good luck to all this spring and let's put some serious #'s down in Iowa this year!
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I can tell you here in Arkansas the snows are leaving fast. High and
north. We are loading up and headed north.
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I can tell you here in Arkansas the snows are leaving fast. High and
north. We are loading up and headed north.
Thanks for the update!
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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Leaving tonight for central mo. I will post reports on what we see for the next four days. Looks like we are getting some nice south winds while we are there.
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My uncle headed to Arkansas Saturday with 4 others. They put down 33 yesterday and 67 today. I didn't talk to him for long so didn't get much other info. All I know is I'm a poor jealous bastard that's not down there with them.
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Birds will move this week it looks like then by the weekend it should stop for a few days. We will lose snow tomorrow and be close to what was on the ground before Friday. Bring em on! Headed to Mizzou on Monday next week
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seen 6 flocks of honkers this morn vd up n movin.also robins in the barnyard.only drifted snow left ,fields open.hardcore said scout flocks down by stu and mossy mallard along mo river.but don't get exited yet.bad dog
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Coming back from Ark we have seen three feeding flocks South of K.C.
They are close very close.
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Specs and honkers are rolling over Sioux city now.
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Migrating flocks of snows from Marshall to Columbia along I 70 this morning. Impressive numbers.
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Migrating flocks of snows from Marshall to Columbia along I 70 this morning. Impressive numbers.
How much open water are you seeing?
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Haven't seen any snows yet but the honkers and mallards have been here all winter by the 1000's. On the West Ditch on the bottom, there are mallards packed on it black about a mile long. It's amazing to see. Same with the Canadas. But they stay on cooling ponds by the power plant.
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I will know they are here when I see em flying over
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