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Old 11-09-2014, 08:03 AM   #27
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There was snow in the Dakotas that year and the wind was straight west for 2 days. I still lived in north central Iowa back then and we were on big wall that Tuesday. Had been to Riverton for a few days prior and man it was warm and hardly another boat was out. Up north we didn't go 5 minutes without seeing a flock of migrators all day long. Sandhills flew by us all morning. Needless to say we had only killed a few as we had a crap spot cause the guy I went with didn't think there'd be many people out on a Tuesday. I told him otherwise and I was right. Our spot sucked. We left and went somewhere else and finished up in less than an hour. I had my 4 green and a wigeon and a grey duck. Unbelievable flight that day. Never seen anything like it in the fall. Spring, yes but nothing I've seen has compared to that since. Don't think the snow is supposed to be near the magnitude it was back then, but it could change...
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This thread makes me want to cry.
I almost feel bad for you. And then I think of the pictures that you've posted thus far this season.
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12-15 inches of snow.... hmmmm.. cough cough I think I feel about a 3 day flu and fever comming on.. maybe I better not go in monday- wendesday.
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Sorry Sean but I don't feel sorry for ya! The last grand passage put birds in my boat for 5 days! One of those days once birds worked upwind of us to the other guy on the marsh that day we didn't call. Let the birds work him cause we had the x that day. Then I noticed he was shooting an old SxS smoke pole! Big puffs of white smoke when he'd shoot limits of green and others that day. Same clown I hunted with the previous days was late the last day and he watched me shoot my last drake from the boat ramp, then he killed his limit in 45 minutes.
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anyone want to make a bet...

the shitty weather over the weekend will push the calendar migration into iowa right on or around veterans day. widgeon, gadwall, mallards and divers will push in and be gone in 2-3 days.

the big mallard push will move through after the first weekend in december.

anyone? anyone? you guys act like this doesn't happen every year

same as it ever was
I'll bet the temperature will hit 50 again by season's end and everyone will return to the usual bitching.

It's going to get frigid out here this week too, but it's doubtful I'll get to hunt until maybe next weekend. I've only shot 3 redheads all season. Any decent public land is a long drive from here and I've been denied on everything else. My only oppurtunity is a private blind on the east shore of a 300 acre open water lake... and this week is an east wind.

I did see a huge honker feed in a New Mexico wheat field last week, too bad I didn't take my decoys to the job.
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I'll bet the temperature will hit 50 again by season's end and everyone will return to the usual bitching.
Half dozen duck floaters of the winners choosing that it doesn't hit 50 again after Tuesday in Cedar Rapids by the end of November with a 100 dollar limit?
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Half dozen duck floaters of the winners choosing that it doesn't hit 50 again after Tuesday in Cedar Rapids by the end of November with a 100 dollar limit?
because its never frozen out before thanksgiving and been thawed by the end of duck season before.

oh wait
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because its never frozen out before thanksgiving and been thawed by the end of duck season before.

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I was going off of the long range forecast. 7 for a low next Sunday night and nothing above 42 for a high for the next 45 days.
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I was going off of the long range forecast. 7 for a low next Sunday night and nothing above 42 for a high for the next 45 days.
i trust the long range forecast about as much as i trust hunting advice from this site

all it takes is one day of 40 degree temps and rain to open a lot of water back up this early.
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Half dozen duck floaters of the winners choosing that it doesn't hit 50 again after Tuesday in Cedar Rapids by the end of November with a 100 dollar limit?
Hmmmm.. 50? Ill bet it hits 50 plus to be honest
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Hmmmm.. 50? Ill bet it hits 50 plus to be honest
I hope so. I hate winter. Plus, I haven't had that much practice shooting yet this fall.
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I almost feel bad for you. And then I think of the pictures that you've posted thus far this season.
Lol but I don't want that to stop!
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Lol but I don't want that to stop!
Its over Sean your seasons done up there just pack your stuff up and get to ice fishing. We'll all be sure to let you know how it is down south.
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