Fly Over Year?

Discussion in 'Kansas Flyway Forum' started by marshmob, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    With so much flooding resulting in farmers not being able to get into their fields or management areas not able to do much needed work, what do guys predict may happen this season? I know it’s still kinda early but there are several areas here in NE Ks where fields look like lakes and reservoirs are closed down. I have some friends that farm and they are definitely concerned.
     
  2. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    We will shoot them in the beans just like previous flood years. Its crazy how many fields havent been able to be planted. Lots of planters going on the drive home tonight. Most of the river bottoms are still under feet of water.
     
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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Our season will be the same here on the ks/mo line. Always has...
     
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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    About dec the ducks start showing up in huntable numbers...
     
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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Any season before then is usually pretty slow and unpredictable
     
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    nick b Senior Refuge Member

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    It’ll be tough for public hunters, for sure. Many of the marshes, especially the ones next to the reservoirs, are still under water. If we get an extended dry period maybe KDWPT can get Japanese millet down in August.

    What a contrast from last year.
     
  7. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I predict a season/duck numbers very similar to 2018-19 (last year).
    I think ducks will show up, find little natural or agricultural feed, and move on in short order.
    Of course, it all depends on rainfall between now and September; if the rains resort to normal amounts/frequencies then we may have some moist soil plants producing....but even then, it will be a fraction of what we'd have without all this water.
    Can hardly wait for October, but I'm not optimistic about seeing lots of ducks.
     
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  8. marshmob

    marshmob Elite Refuge Member

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    I was thinking with the strong possibility of many fields or public areas not being planted there won’t be much to keep the birds here. Moist soil will only go so far and no waste grain, especially corn, will make it tough. I don’t see mallards or honkers sticking around without that, especially once it turns real cold and snow flys. Might have to travel some this season and even become one of the damn ooser’s many of us despise.
     
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  9. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to being duckless and coming over to the dark side... :dv
     
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    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    The north Texas peanut and soybean fields.....
     

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